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 said.

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 election ballot.

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 transsexuality."

While 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 time.

"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 rights.

"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 you."

Previous stories (World Net Daily):

Spanking swatted by lawmaker Next on school agenda: Teaching communism Court's homeschool ban creating 'panic'

Judge orders homeschoolers into government education

California ripped as 'too queer for school'

'Mom,' 'dad,' banned; now 600,000 students could go

Lawsuit challenges ban on 'mom' and 'dad'

'Mom' and 'Dad' banished from California

PTA endorses demand to show 'gays' positively

'Mom,' 'dad,' targeted by California bias ban

Parents ask court to stop 'gay' indoctrination

Telling kids homosexuality 'innate' challenged

State ignores plea to teach sex factually

People born homosexual, say local school officials

Lawmakers pass redefinition of 'sex'

'Gay' activist says 'We will BURY you'

Ban on 'mom' and 'dad' considered – again

Parents who spank being made criminals

'Spanking-ban plan threatens parental rights'

California plan would criminalize spanking

Lawmaker delays jail-for-spanking plan

Californian proposes jail time for spanking

2 more 'sexual indoctrination' bills vetoed

Sexual indoctrination bill vetoed

Hundreds rally to threaten Gov. Arnold with 'veto'

Gov. Arnold urged to cancel sexual indoctrination

California Christians urged to yank kids

Gov. Arnold tosses school moral codes

Dobson: Tell Arnold to halt 'gay' agenda

State education chief pushes 'gay' pornfest

Wrist slap for 'Have sex, take drugs' school seminar

We blew sex seminar, school chief says

'Have sex, do drugs,' speaker tells students

Law requires teaching condom use to children

School critics 'deserve hell'

Principal bans parents from pro-'gay' seminar

District gags 14-year-olds after 'gay' indoctrination

Judge orders 'gay' agenda taught to Christian children

'State interest' argued in teaching homosexuality

'Gay' groups: We have rights to your children!

Families file federal suit over 'gay' readings

Teacher reads 2nd-graders story about 'gay' wedding

District lifts ban on parent over pro-'gay' book

Charges dropped against jailed dad

Trial over pro-'gay' book set to begin

No notice to parents in 'diversity' classes

Dad on trial over homosexual book

Father faces trial over school's 'pro-gay' book

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