Online petition wants Westboro Baptist Church classified as a hate group

Posted: 8:39 AM, Dec 27, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-27 09:47:04-05

More than a quarter million people want a Kansas-based church, known for picketing soldiers’ funerals, to be labeled a “hate group.”

As of last night, more than 250,000 people signed an online petition on the White House’s website.

It asks the Obama administration to recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.

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

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