Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
This petition is important because this group of people simply needs to be stopped. 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 clearly expressed HATE towards homosexuals, military men and women, and people from all types of religions. Most recently they have made it clear how they will protest the funerals of the adults and children lost in Newtown. Stating they deserved what they got and how "God sent the shooter!"
They are known for getting media attention by picketing the funerals of victims of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre. They have also protested at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
Westboro Baptist "church?" needs to be recognized not as a religious group, but as a HATE group. In some strange way they are allowed to be called a religious group and because of that they are tax-exempt. This needs to be stopped ASAP. Actions need to be taken soon so this group of HATERS can no longer carry on with all of this. That is NOT what this country is about. If enough of us pull together and demand action to be taken something will come out of this. Something positive.
Don't let this group hurt any more families.
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