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Maybe something we can all agree on ? WBC

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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White House petition against Westboro Baptist Church

December 29, 2012 8:55 pm

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Westboro Baptist Church might have barked up the wrong tree when it decided to try and protest at the funerals of the Sandy Hook tragedy victims.  It almost seems like the church’s prime goal is to tick as many people off as they can in the shortest amount of time possible.  For this reason, it shouldn’t surprise them that folks are trying to take grassroots action to put a stop to their tasteless tactics. Utilizing the White House ‘We the People’ petitioning program, there has been a push to have WBC labelled as a hate group and even one to have their tax-exemption status revoked.  The first has already received a quarter-million signatures -ten times more than is necessary to get a review from the White House.  The Huffington Post writes:

The individual push has since received the support of nearly 250,000 signees, making it the most popular single petition ever created through the White House initiative. It recently cruised past a call for federal action on gun control, which along with a number of other petitions on the issue of gun rights, drew a response from President Barack Obama last week.

COMMENT below: Do you think the government should do anything to limit or regulate what the Westboro Baptist Church does, or is this just a poor side-effect of having freedom of speech?

by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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TEE HEE--good one!

Basherte
by Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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I think that they should be considered a hate group. and that their tax exemption status should be revoked.


jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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They mess up what being Christians really stands for, not to mention making the Baptist faith look bad, too.

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I am a Christian, but they scare the hell out of me.

blues_pagan
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM

They are definitely a hate group disguised as a church.

As for tax exemptions, I think all churches should have that taken away.  Just my opinion though.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:14 AM

They are not religious - the collective actions outweigh the words.

I would not judge any denomination (Baptist) or otherwise, based on the behaviors of this group.

Claiming to be religious, faithful, holy, devout does not mean anything if actions do not correspond with and mirror those claims-

PeeperSqueak
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:27 AM

BUMP!

JustCJ
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I agree they should be classified as a hate group, then dealt with appropriately.

mikiemom
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I agree they should be classified as a hate group. Any group that is against Gay marriage should be considered a hate group. Let's all move on.

cbk_mom3
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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Quoting jcribb16:

They mess up what being Christians really stands for, not to mention making the Baptist faith look bad, too.

Yep. You got that right. They make all Christians look bad. 

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