Uh oh. It appears as if the offline trolls at the Westboro Baptist Church will again heed Jesus Christ’s most questionable advice: “Let me emphatically state this eternal truth: If you protest the funerals of innocent children, and prove to me that you have no morals, no shred of human decency and no mortal soul, then thy shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven or something.”
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BuzzFeed noted that other Westboro members are tweeting the same, and that Reddit members have begun plotting a counter-protest.
Another member of the church, Abigail Ruth Phelps tweeted “I will show this sign to President Obama tomorrow.” Jael Holroyd also announced her intentions to protest.
Members of the website Reddit announced their intent to form a silent blockade to counter protest the church.
The White House announced on Saturday that President Obama would travel to Newtown, CT Sunday and meet with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings along with first responders.
Unfortunately, this is one of those rare times when fun, Westboro-mocking counter-protests like these just wouldn’t work. Protesting kids? Grow up.
UPDATE: The hackers that make up Anonymous responded by releasing private information of Westboro Baptist church members including email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses. The following Anonymous video hits out at the church, warning, “We will destroy you. We are coming.”
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