If your first instinct is to critique a PoCs reaction to racism rather than the racist or the racist act … chances are you’re a racist.
Shortly after the announcement, the ‘God Hates Fags’ church found its website attacked by the hackers who began to post the personal contact details of the hate group’s main organizers. The church claims the children were murdered as a punishment from God for the recent advances in LGBT equality.
According to Pink News:
Shirley Phelps-Roper, the attorney daughter of the church’s founder Fred Phelps Tweeted: “Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”
After Anonymous posted her telephone number on Twitter, she Tweeted that if you contact her or other church members: “We’ll tell you those kids died for fag marriage.”
Another church member Tweeted” “God Almighty smacked USA with #Sandy & she’s brazen in her sin still; THEN He gives you a right hook – make that #SandyHook! #RepentingYet??”
The church’s founder Fred Phelps Tweeted “That’s the message that this evil nation and world need: that God Almighty is on the march & nothing is gonna stop Him.”
His son Fred Phelps junior Tweeted: “Beautiful work of an angry God who told Wisconsin to keep their filthy hands off his people (WBC)!”
At a moment like this we can’t help wondering when wilful hate speech directed at a group of people stops being free speech and results in disciplinary action. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the families whose loss is being targeted by this hate group.