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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Leader, Files Death Certificate

anonymousIn one of the creepiest but raddest examples of cyber-vengeance we’ve heard of, the hacker group Anonymous has claimed it filed a death certificate for Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley Phelps-Roper.

According to Forbes.com, the group also hacked Phelps-Roper’s computer and changed her desktop image to gay porn.

Earlier this week Anonymous members issued a video warning to the WBC, and posted personal details of church members online, after the cult promised to picket Sandy Hook Elementary, site of last week’s horrible massacre.

“We have decided to execute an agenda which will progressively dismantle your institution of deceitful pretext and extreme bias,” the group announced in a video clip (below). “We will waste no time, money, effort and enjoyment in tearing your resolves into pieces.”

On Monday Phelps-Roper’s Twitter account was taken over by someone claiming to be a hacker named Cosmo The God,  a 15-year-old on probation for prior misdeeds.

What do you think? Is fighting fire with fire the way to take down the WBC—or will threats and intimidation only add fuel to the Phelps clan’s paranoia?