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.