Westboro Baptist Church Hate Group Petition


via CBS News

It seems free speech does have its limits after all

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