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Petition created to make Westboro Baptist Church a "hate group"

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. - More than 270-thousand people want a Kansas-based church, known for its pickets at soldiers' funerals, to be labeled a "hate group".

As of Wednesday night, 270-thousand people have signed an online petition on the White House website.t asks the Obama administration to recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

The petition says the church has targeted homosexuals, the military and other religions.

The 270-thousand signatures makes it the most supported single petition ever on the White House site.

The church is primarily made up of members of one family.

You can find the petition on the white house website www.petitions.whitehouse.gov.


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