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White House Petitioned To Declare Westboro Baptists A Hate Group After Newtown Comments

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)

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Dec 17, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      I don’t condone violence, but in all honesty, I’ve been driven to fantasize about violent acts against these sub-humans. Their only purpose is to damage and injure, so not only should they be designated a hate group, they should be deemed so in a giant vat of boiling vomit. Gay vomit. From which only the military can save them.
      Having said that, I feel compelled to point out to the editors that the name of the CT town is Newtown, not Newton.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      The only outrage I could possibly feel is if they brought charges against the person who kills all of them. They should be given the medal of freedom.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105
      doug105

      Revoke westboro’s baptist church’s tax exempt status while your at it.

      http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/revokewbcstatus/

      http://www.change.org/petitions/irs-revoke-the-westboro-baptist-church-s-tax-exempt-status

      Dec 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rinkymo
      rinkymo

      What!! I don’t like this latest stunt but WBC are the only rock-n-roll act left.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • technicolornina
      technicolornina

      Actually, I’m pretty sure (I could be wrong, but I don’t think so) that if the government takes a look at the evidence, they could at least say “mmmmmmNO” and remove their tax-exempt status and start pressing charges for crap like “Thank God for dead soldiers.”

      To this day, I hope the little boy I saw with Shirley Phelps remembers his granny spitting on me, and remembers me turning my head to show her my other cheek, smiling, and saying “Jesus loves you. Do you love him?” and walking away. I know the odds are so, so low, but I do hope.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daffles
      Daffles

      As much as I hate Westboro, the point of the 1st amendment is to protect ALL speech including unpopular and hateful speech. This is wrong.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert
      Robert

      @Daffles: While I wouldn’t ask that the government to take away their freedom of speech, I would ask that they impose the same regulations on them that they impose on other non-profits. When we started our local PFLAG chapter, the regional director stressed how important it is to refrain from political activity. If they want to mouth off like the rest of us, they should have to pay like the rest of us.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie27
      Freddie27

      What sort of ‘regulation’? Revoking their tax exempt status is a no-brainer and it has been done before with the racist Bob Jones University and was ruled constitutional by SCOTUS.

      Dec 19, 2012 at 2:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      From the NT, Paul wrote, “beware of evil workers and dogs”.

      Sounds like the best explanation to me for these Alpha Hotels.

      Dec 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Alpha Hotel is amateur or ham radio jargon for Ass H**e.

      Dec 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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