Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anti-Westboro Baptist petition the most popular ever

I believe even this group has the right to say what they want but they do not have the right to hold grieving families hostage and force them to hear their hateful words or read the scumbags' signs. But having the right to hate should not come with a tax exempt.
Anti-Westboro Baptist petition the most popular ever
The White House will have to discuss the hate church after a record number sign a We The People petition
DEC 27, 2012

A petition to label Westboro Baptist Church a hate group has accumulated more than 260,000 signatures, making it the most popular petition to the Obama Administration’s We the People program, Politico reported. Several other petitions urging that the church be stripped of its tax-exempt status have also accumulated tens of thousands of signatures.

Topeka, Kan.,-based Westboro Baptist Church, better known as those ”God Hates Fags” creeps, is already considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Most recently it made news for threatening to picket the funerals of the Newtown massacre victims. The hacker group Anonymous responded with attacks on the church’s online presence.
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The problem is this is not new. Nothing has been done about them after all this time and I doubt anything will be done now.

Petition to revoke Westboro hate group tax exempt

Kan. appeals court: Westboro Baptist must pay taxes on truck
The church, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, submitted numerous Bible verses and the text of picket signs in court filings to back up their claim that the protests were religious in nature.

IRS probes Kan. church’s political activity