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    Default White House Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Becomes Most



    Users of the White House's "We the People" digital petition platform have flooded the site in support of an effort to officially designate the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
    But the quarter-million signature effort to recognize Westboro as a hate group is also getting a boost from two other petitions calling for the congregation's tax-exempt status to be revoked. Both of those have also crossed the 25,000 signature threshold needed to prompt a response from the administration.
    White House Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Becomes Most Popular Ever
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    Default Re: White House Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Becomes M

    Freedom of speech trumps any stupid petition to the WH, Nazi's and the KKK still have the same right as far as I know, Soldiers died so these scum can have it, I don't like it but what are you going to do.

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    It's amazing where this Country is at today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    Freedom of speech trumps any stupid petition to the WH, Nazi's and the KKK still have the same right as far as I know, Soldiers died so these scum can have it, I don't like it but what are you going to do.
    You might feel differently if it was a funeral of a loved one that died serving our country, that died in some horrific shooting spree.................. In my book, freedom of speech can cross a line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    You might feel differently if it was a funeral of a loved one that died serving our country, that died in some horrific shooting spree.................. In my book, freedom of speech can cross a line.
    Feel different about what, the first amendment? Unless you wanna change that??? Who decides where the line is crossed, Obama???

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    Sometimes it is a very fine line between a church and a hate group. I have several Baptist friends that say it is a complete embarrassment to even be associated with this Westboro group, association only because it is called a Baptist church. I think they should lose their tax exempt status!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Sometimes it is a very fine line between a church and a hate group. I have several Baptist friends that say it is a complete embarrassment to even be associated with this Westboro group, association only because it is called a Baptist church. I think they should lose their tax exempt status!
    Good luck with that. My opinion is we don't need the government stepping in, there are plenty of folks out there ef'ing with these A-Holes and more and more they are not showing up for funerals because everyone wants to kick there asses, If you REALLY want to hurt these clowns... ignore them and starve them out by not feeding them with media coverage.

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    I say take away that tax exempt status and see how active they are then.

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    Default Re: White House Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Becomes M

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I say take away that tax exempt status and see how active they are then.
    Why hasn't it been done? If they can be labeled a hate group (define hate group), seems it would have to be proven they are not tax exempt worthy. The pope just came out the other day and said gay marriage denies God and devalues human dignity, sounds pretty hateful to me maybe we should take away their tax exempt status.


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    Default Re: White House Petition To Recognize Westboro Baptist Church As Hate Group Becomes M

    I am not defending the Pope. Just because I am Catholic doesn't mean I agree with everything. But the Catholic church does a lot of good too. Most churches do. Not sure what good if any this Westboro church does. And if you want to make a list of churches that are anti-gay, better get working on it.

    Are you personally involved with Westboro? It almost sounds like it. And if you want an argument from me, your not going to get one because the wifey is not feeling well. Done with discussion.
    Last edited by ABFwife; 12-27-2012 at 09:07 PM.

 

 
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