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Tell Twitter: Denounce Hate Speech and Ban Westboro Baptist Church Members From Their Site

    1. Kenny Williams
    2. Petition by

      Kenny Williams

      Cincinnati, OH

For years now, the Westboro Baptist Church has prided itself on making their presences felt at the funerals of individuals such as military personnel and victims of other various crimes. While at these funerals, they hold up signs saying offensive things such as "Thank God for Dead Soldiers", "God Hates America", "God Hates F*gs", and others. It has become painfully clear that WBC is intent on spreading hate throughout this country, all while operating under the moniker of a "church".

 

On April 9, 2011, the WBC had their official Tumblr.com account removed due to the content that they were continuously posting on it, which contained nothing but hateful and offensive material. Now, it's time for Twitter to remove the accounts of ALL members of WBC. Day after day, they are posting comments-as well as links to offensive video, audio, and text that they themselves produce-designed to spread hate speech, homophobia, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism. Furthermore, whenever someone from the general public Tweets any WBC member to give their thoughts on their behavior, not only are they viciously attacked and harassed in return, but the WBC members in question decide to severely twist the original messages that they are sent in an attempt to make them sound hate-filled. I can vouch for this, as I myself have been a victim of this kind of harassment, as you can see from the following...

 

My message (23 hours ago as of this posting): "@DearShirley U n the rest of WBC need 2 fear and obey civilized humanity. No choice sweetheart."

 

Mrs. Phelps-Roper's response (2 hours ago as of this posting): "'@KWilliams1984 @DearShirley U & WBC need 2 fear & obey disobedient humanity. No choice sweetheart.' Fear of man bringeth snare. No chance!"

 

The above evidence is proof that all WBC is aiming to do is twist what people say and avoid facing the truth about who and what they are and what they ultimately stand for.

 

This petition is calling for Twitter.com to immediately and officially remove the accounts of any and all WBC members and ban them from ever creating other accounts or even accessing the website ever again. Hate speech, especially the kind of speech that WBC spreads, has absolutely no place in this world, and especially on the internet. As stated above, the Tumblr.com account of WBC has been removed and the group has been banned from the site for this very reason, and it's time for WBC to be removed from Twitter.com as well in order to stop this kind of behavior from continuously being able to take place.

 

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    • Wendy Saddler BENSALEM, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      As a true Bible believing born again Christian, I am signing this, to show that these people are NOT Christians, but False Prophets. They are perverting the Word of God by distorting His Word, denying His attributes (His mercy, compassion and forgiveness), and denying individuals the opportunity to hear the gospel/ good news of how Christ can and will deliver anyone from the homosexual lifestyle, and find freedom in Him.

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    • Glenda LaHaye FORT CAMPBELL, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      They are but a handful of people compared to the numbers they insult and fling hate filled messages at. By allowing them access to your site you have become and enabler. I would go so far as to say you are guilty by association. So, are you going to step up to the plate and do something about it?

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    • Dianne McGonigle DURHAM, CANADA
      • about 3 years ago

      I also agree with freedom of speech but this is pure hatred. Twitter you must step up on this

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    • Nina Rios OMAHA, NE
      • about 3 years ago

      WBC really does need to be removed from twitter as well as their facebook accounts. What gives them the right to decide who is "deemed sinful"? No one should be given this right except for God himself!

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    • Henry Biddle PHILA, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      For far to long these "people" have been allowed to denounce and betray the very thing that makes us who we are our "humanity". The right to exist without some idiot telling us we're all going to die.

      Please twitter, just look at their posts, and you can see for yourself the hate they spew.

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