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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

Wow! Nearly 250,000 Sign White House Petition To Label Westboro Baptist Church A Hate Group

The petition was in response to Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Sandy Hook funerals.



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Reply Wow! Nearly 250,000 Sign White House Petition To Label Westboro Baptist Church A Hate Group (Original post)
trailmonkee Dec 2012 OP
Aristus Dec 2012 #1
Kooljas Dec 2012 #2
Initech Dec 2012 #3
jberryhill Dec 2012 #5
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #12
blue_heron Dec 2012 #6
Kooljas Dec 2012 #7
blue_heron Dec 2012 #10
gollygee Dec 2012 #4
Robyn66 Dec 2012 #8
zbdent Dec 2012 #9
warrior1 Dec 2012 #11

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. Seems about right.

The word 'hate' is on every protest sign they wave.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. That petition is ridiculous and reactionary

 

There is no "Hate Group" list. Unless these people are asking the FBI and Homeland Security to put them on a list and monitor them, which they probably are already doing. The White House petition site has become a place to post emotion filled diatribes with zero substance, like the "petition" for states to leave the USA.

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Response to Kooljas (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:59 PM

3. You are wrong - there actually is a list of hate groups that are watched and monitored.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:07 PM

5. The SPL Center is not a government agency

Yes, the SPLC does a great job of reporting on various groups.

No, there is no "official US government list" of "hate groups".

The petition is asking for something that doesn't exist.

If you believe otherwise, please tell us of what this "legal recognition" consists, which government agency is in charge of the list, and what are the consequences of being on this imaginary list.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:42 PM

12. Hmmm... okay white house petition 3646(a), create a federal hate group registry...

Okay, wait a minute... it's here somewhere... okay, petition 3646(a)(1)... ammend constitution to remove freedom of association and free exercise clauses...

now what, smarty pants?

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Response to Kooljas (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:20 PM

6. Nothing ridiculous or reactionary about it

If this were thefirst time this group threatened to disrupt the dignity of funerals or other obnoxious behavior then ''maybe" you could say people are over-reacting. But they have been preaching their filth for years and People are tired of it.

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 PM

7. 1st Amendment covers speech that you don't like.

 

That's kind of the point.

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Response to Kooljas (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:38 PM

10. PetitioN is free speech too

And free speech doesn't need be labeled ridiculous and reactionary. Obviously 250,000 people agree

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:06 PM

4. Would that put them in a category that pays taxes?

I hate that they're tax exempt.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:23 PM

8. That is what I would like to see happen

I want them to lose their tax exempt status

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:28 PM

9. wonder how many of those petitioners don't realize that

the Westies actually have a lot in common with where THEY stand on homosexuality, but just get the word from the "liberally-biased media" that the head is a "registered Democrat" (or was ... and thus, they're "liberals" ...)

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. add me

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