via CBS News
Users of the White House’s “We the People” digital petition platform have flooded the site in support of an effort to officially designate the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
Especially when the WBC pick the raw wound that’s¬†Sandy Hook Elementary School
The¬†most popular petition¬†was submitted on Dec. 14, the same day as the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., an incident that Westboro¬†responded to¬†by announcing its intent to picket the funerals of the 26 victims, including 20 young children.
Oh lookie, lookie… a hate group with tax exemption
But the quarter-million signature effort to recognize Westboro as a hate group is also getting a boost from¬†twoother petitions¬†calling for the congregation’s tax-exempt status to be revoked. Both of those have also crossed the 25,000 signature threshold needed to prompt a response from the administration