Over 90,000 people have signed a petition to declare the Westboro Baptist Church a hate group after they blamed the tragedy in Newtown, CT that left 26 dead, including 20 children, on gay marriage and announced plans to picket their funerals.
The petition was created on We the People, the White House’s portal for public engagement, on December 14:
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.
Petitions on We the People require only 25,000 signatures to garner a response from the White House, but why not drive the point home — and leave it in a burning heap on Shirley Phelps-Roper’s front lawn — by getting this baby to 100,000…even though the government doesn’t actually designate “official hate groups.”
Still, it’s the thought — something anyone from the Westboro Baptist Church has clearly never had a single day in their life — that counts.
(h/t: Pink News)