Petition Labeling Church a Hate Group Collects 90K Names So Far
The Westboro Baptist Church church, known for protesting funerals of soldiers, is only a hate group under the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In response Westboro Baptist Church's threat to picket the funerals of the children and teachers who died at the Connecticut elementary school, a petition formed online to legally name the church a hate group.
This group has been recognized as a hate group by organizations, such as The Southern Poverty Law Center, and has repeatedly displayed the actions typical of hate groups.
Their actions have been directed at many groups, including homosexuals, military, Jewish people and even other Christians. They pose a threat to the welfare and treatment of others and will not improve without some form of imposed regulation.
To get an official response from the President, a petition must garner 25,000 signatures in 30 days. The petition garnered 90,000 signatures in three days.
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