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White House Petition Against Westboro Baptist Church Becomes Largest Ever
KSEE ^ | 12.26.2012 | Hayley Peterson

Posted on 12/26/2012 2:34:51 PM PST by Morgana

Nearly 250,000 people have signed a White House petition that would label Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group after its members announced plans to picket a vigil for children killed in the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.

The petition, which was created on December 14, had logged 247,170 signatures by Wednesday morning - making it the largest online White House petition in history.

Petitions need 25,000 signatures to be reviewed by the administration.

The Westboro Baptist Church has made national news in the past for its strong views against homosexuality. The religious group blames most tragedies - from the death of American soldiers to the recent massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School - on what they call a 'pro-gay' agenda in the U.S.

The White House petition was formed after church spokesperson Shirey Phelps-Roper tweeted plans to protest a vigil for the Sandy Hook victims to 'sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgement.'

There is much more to this story from The Daily Mail, to read about it CLICK HERE.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: algore; democrats; gore; westboro
Democrats vs Democrats. This will be interesting.
1 posted on 12/26/2012 2:35:01 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Westboro Baptist Church is a “hate group”, whatever that means, but it should not be the government’s business to identify such groups. I would throw the KKK, CPUSA, AFL/CIO, SEIU, Teamsters, and other democrat hate groups on the list too, but that ought to be a personal list, not one with an official government endorsement.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 2:40:01 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Morgana

leftist pretenders whose only purpose is to defame Christians


3 posted on 12/26/2012 2:43:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

I wonder how Algore feels about it?

http://www.georgialogcabin.org/news/Fred-Phelps-Al-Gore-Westboro-Baptist-Church-God-Hates-Fags/200010251159.shtml


4 posted on 12/26/2012 2:44:53 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Morgana

Where were all these asshats when Westboro was showing up at fallen sodiers and Marines funerals?


5 posted on 12/26/2012 2:51:12 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Morgana

they couldn’t care less...waste of time and bandwidth!!


6 posted on 12/26/2012 2:52:47 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Morgana

Does it not encourage the radical Leftist’s in charge of this country when the people petition for more government involvement in our various State’s business?

It would seem to me we are being duped here into endorsing the system by responding positively to BIG Government.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 2:55:03 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

That is just what I was thinking, we may not like the results sometimes but it is still protected speech. If we can stop others from expressing their opinion (no argument they are disgusting) because it offends us, who will defend us when someone decides they are offended by us?


8 posted on 12/26/2012 3:00:24 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: rockinqsranch
It would seem to me we are being duped here into endorsing the system by responding positively to BIG Government.

Nothing more than an American "Idle" population demanding American Idle governance directed by online petitions.
9 posted on 12/26/2012 3:03:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Morgana

Be careful what you petition for.

I say just keep the Aholes drowned out at funerals.


10 posted on 12/26/2012 3:10:01 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Morgana

I think that if this group of 80 or 90 people, largely family members, had named themselves something like the John F. Kennedy progressives, that we would never have heard of them.

The media can choose to ignore groups or stories, for instance even one as large and national and as front pagey as Code Pink, was simply disappeared when Obama took over.


11 posted on 12/26/2012 3:12:17 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney--guns not for recreation or self-defense"sole purpose of hunting down and killing people".)
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To: Mastador1; rockinqsranch; GeronL

I am not worried about Westboro. The whole family is a bunch of bloodsucking lawyers so they can and will put up one hell of a battle. More than likely they will win too.

What is important here is how bad a name they give other Christians in the process.


12 posted on 12/26/2012 3:17:16 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Westboro hates and hurts white Americans. They are ghouls who show up at funerals to cheer the death of loved ones. They are too cowardly to harass a black soldier’s family at a funeral or the families of black children who have been murdered by insane thugs.

The left likes them. They add to the demoralization hate circus that is the Left’s social ideology.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 3:23:07 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Morgana

Indeed.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CQobz1rj3s0/S8-eMK4FXjI/AAAAAAAAC1k/Mb9kB158bPs/s1600/al_gore_fred_phelps.jpg

Here’s a very interesting radio broadcast by Issues, Etc., an LCMS program, that analyzes the beliefs and misunderstanding of Biblically orthodox Christianity by WBC-

http://issuesetc.org/2011/03/03/11229/


14 posted on 12/26/2012 3:50:59 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Pollster1
...not one with an official government endorsement.

Dangerous ground to be treading on. Very dangerous.

FMCDH(BITS)

15 posted on 12/26/2012 3:55:08 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Morgana
Democrats vs Democrats. This will be interesting.

A very liberal relative posted something on Facebook criticizing Fox News for referring to Phelps and his inbred clan as Liberals. She seems to believe they're Republicans. I can't be bothered to engage her in this. They really hate the truth.

16 posted on 12/26/2012 3:55:59 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: Morgana
Westboro is now reveling in the publicity they are being given............

They need to be ignored.......

With that being said, why ARE these kooks being given all this publicity and who is behind it?

17 posted on 12/26/2012 3:58:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Morgana

I find it more than passingly strange that this Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) never seems to came to where the activist Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered (LGBT) crowd are protesting themselves. Why aren’t the WBC present when the Act-Up crowd goes after the target of the day? Do you suppose that there is a hidden agenda working there?


18 posted on 12/26/2012 4:05:10 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: SES1066

Oh yes.

Ever since I learned one of their members ran for mayor of Topeka on the DEMOCRAT ticket.

Yes there is a hidden agenda.

As Christians they talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.


19 posted on 12/26/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

“As Christians they talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.”

They don’t talk the talk or walk the walk. They have a message of their own creation that is foreign to true Christianity.


20 posted on 12/26/2012 4:23:23 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Send her these photograph-

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CQobz1rj3s0/S8-eMK4FXjI/AAAAAAAAC1k/Mb9kB158bPs/s1600/al_gore_fred_phelps.jpg

Conservatives usually do not hold fundraisers for Al Gore.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 4:29:55 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Morgana

Hey Westburo Baptist. I have it on good authority that biggest group of homos in the world is Hell’s Angels. You could really get some publicity disrupting one of their funerals!


22 posted on 12/26/2012 5:03:58 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: ReformationFan

She’s a liberal. She doesn’t think; she feels. Do you think a photograph will make a difference?


23 posted on 12/26/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: CrazyIvan; Gil4; All

“You could really get some publicity disrupting one of their funerals!”

That is what they are really about, publicity. I have to wonder what they are doing with all that publicity? How does it really benefit them?


24 posted on 12/26/2012 6:10:24 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

I’m inclined to think their publicity would be on the obituary page in this case.


25 posted on 12/26/2012 6:30:48 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Fair point. However, facts are stubborn things. 2 plus 2 is always going to equal 4 no matter how much anyone feels otherwise.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 6:33:58 PM PST by ReformationFan
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