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Should The Westboro Baptist Church Be Considered A Hate Group?

☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/16 23:26:40
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  • kohl 2013/01/19 02:30:15
    No
    kohl
    +1
    No, at least until the government reforms its policies towards people of the LGBT. Only nine states recognize gay marriage. Various states ban the adoption of children by same-sex couples. also, only 21 states have outlawed discrimation in the workplace based on sexual orentation. The government cannot legally classify any organization as a hate group while the United States itself is also acting as a hate group. I do not like, or agree with the WBC, but we cannot classify them as a hate group just yet
  • tellmewhy 2012/12/31 04:50:55
    No
    tellmewhy
    +1
    they are just blind!
  • BHGOzzy 2012/12/27 12:27:23
    Yes
    BHGOzzy
    +1
    Gotta wonder why someone would vote no on this.
  • rich 2012/12/20 00:22:17 (edited)
    Yes
    rich
    +1
    They even scream the word "HATE" out loud at every event, so how could we miss what they are?
  • Cuthbert Allsgood 2012/12/19 18:49:30
    Yes
    Cuthbert Allsgood
    +1
    If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck...
  • MadMax 2012/12/19 12:54:54
    Yes
    MadMax
    +1
    Because they are.
  • Medium Jock 2012/12/19 00:43:04
    Yes
    Medium Jock
    +1
    lets hope the moron walls show up if they do decide to picket the funerals
  • PhoenixFloe 2012/12/19 00:07:28
    Yes
    PhoenixFloe
    +1
    Absolutely. They probably even agree.
  • clasact 2012/12/18 22:52:40
    Yes
    clasact
    +1
    they shouldnt even have the right to be called a church
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ clasact 2012/12/19 00:47:30
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • clasact ☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/20 03:27:13
    clasact
    +1
    Works for me pal
  • Zee Black 2012/12/18 22:05:43
    Yes
    Zee Black
    +1
    that is all they are besides ignorant.
  • Wizard_in_Time 2012/12/18 19:24:44
    Yes
    Wizard_in_Time
    +1
    Call a spade a spade.
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/18 19:13:15
    Yes
    Tordgaard
    +1
    They ARE a hate group - I'm sure they will happily admit to it.
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2012/12/18 18:05:20
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ Donald ... 2012/12/18 19:55:55
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +1
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • boltfox20 2012/12/18 17:26:45
    Yes
    boltfox20
    +2
    I thought it already was.

    It's a group. It hates. It's a hate group.

    Sticking closer to the definition, a hate group is any group that advocates and practices hate toward a specific class of people, by race, belief, sexual orientation, or any other classification. The WBC advocates and practices hate against MANY classes of people. In fact, it's already being tracked AS a hate group by the ADL and SPLC.

    We are long since past whether or not they should be considered a hate group. The question now is, when are we going to do something about it? It's about time we practiced the true separation of church and state, and stopped offering special privileges to these people simply because they call themselves a church.

    Is it really going to take violence from the WBC before we stop their hatred? How long is it going to be before their belief that violence isn't the answer fades away and is replaced with a more radical ideal? Even the KKK is protesting against them! When even the KKK is on our side, what's that say for how bad this church is?
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ boltfox20 2012/12/18 19:55:49
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • boltfox20 ☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/20 14:50:25
    boltfox20
    It's already recognized as a hate group.

    As for the tax-exempt status, until that applies to all churches, I see no reason to sign it.
  • Ace Magoomba 2012/12/18 16:31:25
    Yes
    Ace Magoomba
    +2
    They are pure and simple. Cowards hiding behind bible
  • ready46xwu 2012/12/18 12:54:52
    Yes
    ready46xwu
    +1
    I find the word 'CHURCH' associated w/them very OFFENSIVE!
    THEY R NOT A CHURCH~THEY R WORSE THAN THE
    "K K K" & THE 'BLACK PANTHERS'!
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ ready46xwu 2012/12/18 19:55:30
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • Wizard_... ☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/19 20:56:38
    Wizard_in_Time
    +1
    I'm all over these petitions and am signing both! Thank you!
  • anne.k.murphy 2012/12/18 03:43:15
    Yes
    anne.k.murphy
    +1
    They are the best argument FOR abortion ever.
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ anne.k.... 2012/12/18 19:55:16
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • Augure3VI 2012/12/18 02:23:43
  • COMALite J 2012/12/18 00:14:27
    No
    COMALite J
    +1
    They should be classed as what they are: a scam!

    They may or may not really believe the B.S. they spout, but they do what they do to make money. They do it to provoke people into assaulting them and/or denying them their “freedom of speech & religion” rights, then they sue! The community, law enforcement, etc.

    The “Reverend” Fred Phelps is himself a disbarred attorney, and he has forced his entire clan into law careers, forcing them to become attorneys. It’s a Church and family that is practically nothing but attorneys! The lawsuit kind!

    They’re waay too careful in how they word their signs and what they shout for it to be anything but a calculated scam. They get as close as they legally can to the line separating free speech from provocation, but never ever step over that line. Even their children know the rules: they yell about how God hates various groups, but never come out and say that God hates you personally!

    They spend money traveling from place to place.
  • disclaimer 2012/12/17 23:21:00
    Yes
    disclaimer
    +1
    A hate group is an organization that targets a minority for who they are. I'm sure they'd love to be considered a hate group.
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ disclaimer 2012/12/17 23:21:58
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +2
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • Zammo 2012/12/17 22:34:43
    Yes
    Zammo
    +1
    Actually, they worship the god of hatred (or maybe Satan?)
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ Zammo 2012/12/17 22:37:37
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +3
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • Huki68 2012/12/17 22:33:40 (edited)
    Yes
    Huki68
    +1
    Tell me what they are teaching? so far hate, should be ban and taking them to jail period, that is not a free religion, they are using the religion an dthe name of GOD to get away with murder. that will be our future kids and we should be scare if they don't stop it now.
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ Huki68 2012/12/17 22:37:31
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +4
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • Huki68 ☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/17 22:37:55
  • D D Huki68 2012/12/18 12:37:01
    D D
    who have they murdered?
  • fitz 2012/12/17 21:40:03
    No
    fitz
    +6
    I don't understand how a so-called religious organization can have tax free status when they pray for the death and destruction of other people with different beliefs. They are brainwashed, ignorant people and I believe some of them suffer from the problems of in-breeding.
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ fitz 2012/12/17 21:45:36
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +2
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....
  • COMALite J ☽Guru_Roy☼ 2012/12/18 00:15:56
    COMALite J
    As for your handle, even The Master recoils in horror at the level of sheer evil of the WBC!
  • trap flapper 2012/12/17 21:05:29
    Yes
    trap flapper
    +1
    Of course they should......I just wanted to add if someone sent me that message I sure would be thinkin' twice before I picked up another picket sign!! That sucker was damn scary!!
  • ☽Guru_Roy☼ trap fl... 2012/12/17 21:13:55
    ☽Guru_Roy☼
    +2
    Remove the Westboro Baptist Church's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and make it retroactive.
    https://petitions.whitehouse....

    Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

    https://petitions.whitehouse....

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