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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:21 AM

Petition to label Westboro Baptist Church a ‘hate group’ is most popular on White House website

Petition to label Westboro Baptist Church a ‘hate group’ is most popular on White House website
The Westboro petition, one of many on the Obama administration’s ‘We the People’ website, has garnered twice as many signatures as any other petition on the site.

A petition calling on the U.S. government to officially label the Westboro Baptist Church a hate group has become the most popular on the White House website, with more than 265,000 people signing on.
That tally is more than double any other petition on the White House “We the People” website, which was created to let Americans make direct requests of the Obama administration.

Separate petitions calling on the government to investigate or revoke the group’s tax-exempt status have also received well over the 25,000 signatures required to trigger an official response from the White House.

The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for picketing the funerals of soldiers and victims of hate crimes.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/265k-sign-petition-label-westboro-hate-group-article-1.1228100#ixzz2GKwX3O5T

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Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 OP
graham4anything Dec 2012 #1
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #3
47of74 Dec 2012 #6
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 #4
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #5
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #8
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #9
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:25 AM

1. Yes to this and also to calling the NRA a hate group!

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:28 AM

2. Works for me

Don't know how this will play out, but I am certainly okay with it.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:12 AM

6. Signed!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:04 AM

4. Will never happen.

They're right wing, and thus are a protected class.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:06 AM

5. Since there is no such classification by the Feds, this is a waste of time.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:41 AM

8. Bingo!

ThE Southern Poverty Law Center, a private organization, "designates" hate groups, not the White House. At least, not since the Nixon White House.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

9. And the far right HATES the SPLC

Quite a conflict for them. LOL

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:15 AM

7. This is one group I really wish would disappear

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