First of all, before I get to the article from the KC Star, let me say GOOD! Classify Westboro as a hate group. Go to this site to add your name to the White House petition. WE the PEOPLE need to stand up against hate. We have the RIGHT to petition the government for a redress of complaints.
The petition reads: Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
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.
Now, the article from the KC Star states more people (275,000) have signed the petition than ANY OTHER PETITION on the site. ADD YOUR NAME.
The Kansas City Star
The petition, part of an effort called “We the People: Your Voice in Our Government,” is the most popular ever on the site, with more than twice as many signatures as any other.
The petition, which can be viewed here, was created Dec. 14. That was the day 26 people, including 20 students 6 and 7 years old, were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Westboro group, which has gained infamy by carrying anti-gay pickets nearly anywhere a camera will see them, including military funerals, had planned to protest at the service for the murdered Sandy Hook principal. That plan was foiled by counter-protesters.