I usually have nothing good to say about the Internet vigilantes, and I'm not sure if I do this time either, but it's a tough call.
Anonymous reacted quickly when Westboro Baptist Church members said they planned to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, including 20 children, were shot and killed Friday. The hacker collective immediately published private email and home addresses of members of the homophobic religious clan abhorred for their notoriously offensive protests of military funerals.
Margie Phelps and various Westboro members sent out tweets over the weekend blaming gay marriage for the Newtown massacre. “Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment," member Shirley Phelps-Roper said before her Twitter account was hacked by Anonymous' Cosmo the God. (UPI)
Anonymous has dropped its bullseye directly on Westboro fanatics and it's hard to say that what they're doing is wrong. Technically it is, but morally, ethically and emotionally? It's very difficult not to side with the internet terrorists. I am truly conflicted over this.
Westboro is allowed their freedom of hate-speech, that is protected by law, but their atrocious and carnival-esque attempts at leeching fame off the pain and suffering of others is despicable beyond description. I guess I'll just have to leave that judgement for others.