Hackers attack Christians, promise punishment|
'Because of threat to our staff, we're working off-site pending investigation'
Posted: April 11, 2008 11:30 pm Eastern
Staff members for a prominent pro-family organization that has been key to the battle against California's mandated homosexual indoctrination programs for public schools are working off-site while an investigation is conducted into threats that someone would arrive at the office and "punish" them, officials confirmed today.
The investigation into the threats follows several days of aggressive attacks on the website for Capitol Resource Family Impact, which has restored the site multiple times, only to see another hacker attack disable the location.
Karen England, chief of the organization that has played a prominent role in a challenge to the implementation of SB777, a legislative plan to mandate only positive messages about homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality in public schools, confirmed the web attacks, and the subsequent threat.
"Last night CRI's website was hacked again by the same vandals that have been attacking our website and e-mail servers for the last several days," she said in a notification to supporters. "One of our internet savvy supporters has been investigating the source of the hacks and discovered that several hacker websites are taking credit for the attack on our organization.
"These hacker websites encourage other hackers to not only deface our
web site (and gives them instructions on how to do so), but they threaten
to send someone to our office to 'punish' us," she said.
"Because of the physical threat to our staff safety, we will be working
off-site until authorities have investigated the threats," she said.
"The hackers intend to stop our work and intimidate our staff. This
proves that we are being effective!" she said. "Although this attack has
caused us some headaches, we are moving forward, undeterred."
"History has shown that the fiercest persecution comes when you're
having the greatest impact on culture. While we will take precautions for
our safety, we will also boldly continue our fight for families!" she
The website attacks apparently were launched late last week. At that
time, a reporter was visiting the site, and his standard virus protection
program was triggered, with more than a dozen warnings and alerts.
Capitol Resource, however, could not prevent the attack that was
developing, and staff members spent the weekend rebuilding and restoring
the site, officials said.
"Out website technician worked all weekend to fix the problems and as
soon as he had fixed the site, another hack would occur almost
immediately. As a result, we had to make significant changes to our
website and e-mail services," England said. "Our website was literally
wiped bare by the hackers. It's going to take us many days to replace the
content that was destroyed."
WND has reported on Capitol Resource's work notifying
Californians when the legislature wanted to criminalize parents who spank
their children, as well as when a
lawmaker proposed allowing communism to be taught in schools.
But the organization's highest profile recently has come as part of its
Save Our Kids campaign to
assemble enough petition signatures in the state to put SB777 on the state
That plan was adopted by the Legislature last year and signed into law
by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"SB777 is a mandate for every school district, ending local control on
sensitive issues," the organization says on the SOK website. "SB777
normalizes homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality across the
state, without room for local discretion on addressing these issues."
England told WND that the law is not a list of banned words, including
"mom" and "dad." But she said the requirement is that the law bans
discriminatory bias and the effect will be to ban such terminology.
"Having 'mom' and 'dad' promotes a discriminatory bias. You have to
either get rid of 'mom' and 'dad' or include everything when talking about
[parental issues]," she said. "They [promoters of sexual alternative
lifestyles] do consider that discriminatory."
The California plan still is facing a court challenge on its
constitutionality in addition to the possible vote of the people.
The organization notes earlier state law already "establishes equal
protection for every California public school student," so that SB777 was
unnecessary. It specifically requires: "No teacher shall give instruction
nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that promotes a
discriminatory bias" against homosexuality, bisexuality and
there's no indicate of any connection to the current situation Capitol
Resource is facing, WND has reported in the past on a public threat
from a homosexual activist to the organization.
"If you continue your efforts, we will BURY you," said an e-mail from
Ben Patrick Johnson of Equality
California, to his "colleagues" at the CRI, according to a statement
from the Christian organization.
"For a group that purports to expand tolerance and civil rights,
Equality California is not practicing what it preaches," CRI said at the
"This type of language evokes images of Communist leader Nikita
Khrushchev pounding his shoe on the podium of the United Nations when he
declared that Communism would bury America," said CRI. "The irony is not
lost on us – Communists squelch all opposing speech, just as the modern
'intolerance' movement seeks to silence all opposing viewpoints.
"Johnson then threatens 'we have every intention of yours [group] going
down, as have others who oppose decency and human rights.' It is shameful
that a group that represents itself as promoting tolerance and civil
rights would stoop to the very tactics it accuses CRI of using. Not once
has CRI personally attacked opponents in such a degrading and vicious
manner," said the organization.
"In a video diatribe against CRI posted on his website, Johnson
declares that CRI and its supporters are 'hate peddlers' and
'conservative, religious prejudice peddlers.' He further declares that we
are 'smirky, self-righteous folks' who have 'launched an aggressive
campaign against legislation to protect gay youth in California's and
ultimately America's schools.' This statement reveals not only
the vitriolic language this supposed 'tolerance' group uses, but also the
true agenda behind such legislation as SB 777. The radical homosexual
agenda intends on sweeping the nation. California is merely the first step
in the campaign to stifle free speech and stamp out opposition to
'alternative lifestyles,'" CRI said.
The e-mail from Johnson, according to CRI, said:
"Dear colleagues at the Capitol Resource Institute,
"I am a firm supporter of freedom of speech, and therefore I support
yours, even if it in direct contrast with my own. However, we all use the
media and the internet to spread our message: and with no hubris intended,
I advise you -- if you continue your efforts, we will BURY you ... with
public opinion, with media, and ultimately with legislation. EQCA passed
NINE bills last year to protect basic dignities and we have every
intention of yours going down, as have others who oppose decency and human
"Today, over 150,000 Californians will receive the following message
via email blast, MySpace, YouTube, and iTunes -- in other words, we're
everywhere. I invite you to subscribe to my daily webcast, not because you
agree with what I/we have to say, but for your own information ... so you
can see what thousands of Californians are hearing and seeing about
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swatted by lawmaker Next on
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homeschool ban creating 'panic'
orders homeschoolers into government education
ripped as 'too queer for school'
'dad,' banned; now 600,000 students could go
challenges ban on 'mom' and 'dad'
and 'Dad' banished from California
endorses demand to show 'gays' positively
'dad,' targeted by California bias ban
ask court to stop 'gay' indoctrination
kids homosexuality 'innate' challenged
ignores plea to teach sex factually
born homosexual, say local school officials
redefinition of 'sex'
activist says 'We will BURY you'
'mom' and 'dad' considered – again
who spank being made criminals
plan threatens parental rights'
plan would criminalize spanking
delays jail-for-spanking plan
proposes jail time for spanking
'sexual indoctrination' bills vetoed
indoctrination bill vetoed
rally to threaten Gov. Arnold with 'veto'
Arnold urged to cancel sexual indoctrination
Christians urged to yank kids
Arnold tosses school moral codes
Tell Arnold to halt 'gay' agenda
education chief pushes 'gay' pornfest
slap for 'Have sex, take drugs' school seminar
sex seminar, school chief says
sex, do drugs,' speaker tells students
requires teaching condom use to children
critics 'deserve hell'
parents from pro-'gay' seminar
gags 14-year-olds after 'gay' indoctrination
orders 'gay' agenda taught to Christian children
interest' argued in teaching homosexuality
groups: We have rights to your children!
file federal suit over 'gay' readings
reads 2nd-graders story about 'gay' wedding
lifts ban on parent over pro-'gay' book
dropped against jailed dad
over pro-'gay' book set to begin
notice to parents in 'diversity' classes
on trial over homosexual book
faces trial over school's 'pro-gay'
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