And On The 8th Day, God Created Hackers and Bikers

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Abby Zimet

More hateful buffoonery, more creative responses: When Westboro Baptist Church declared GodHatesOklahoma for supporting gay basketball players and thus sent the tornado, a hacker known as Jester seized the domain name and "put it to good use," complete with Jesus flipping off the infamous Phelps clan with "Even Jesus Hates You," by replacing it with a donation page to charities. Meanwhile, a crowd of bikers turned up to block WBC's announced protest of the first child's funeral. The haters were evidently no-shows. Encouragingly that, and other like-minded actions, seems to happen more and more. 

 

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