"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives"---
spoken by MacDonald Carey at the beginning of Days of Our Lives from its beginning in 1965.
The above statement can now be amended to apply to the psycho-zealots of Westboro Baptist Church. The Kansas-based church announced plans to---wait for it----protest the funerals of the young victims of Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. Their agenda is actually obvious. The state of Connecticut recently legalized same-sex marriage, which the Phelps family and their brainwashed congregation see as a red flag and an invitation to extend their 15 minutes of infamy.
However, this time, someone has finally come along to put a stop to this nonsense. The secret "hacktivist" group collectively known as Anonymous posted what they claimed was personal information about certain church members, and accused Westboro Baptist of "breeding hatred". Well, gee, there's a revelation for you. They've also launched a petition calling for the church's tax-exempt status to be revoked because of a number of factors, including the accusation that the church really isn't a church anymore, but rather a cult, and that the congregation has shrunken in number, according to an article found on Yahoo! News. Congregation members have been present at funerals in Aurora, Colorado earlier this year, and in Tucson. A second petition is calling for the church to be rebranded as a hate group. What other hate groups do you know that use funerals as bully pulpits when they should be taking their anti-gay case to the state capitals and governments?
Simply put, Westboro wants to keep themselves in the news, but the first real threat to their bullying tactics may be the thing that takes them out of play once and for all. Stay tuned.