Should the Westboro Baptist Church be deemed a hate group?
More than 260,000 people who signed a petition to the White House say yes. The biggest ever on the White House's We the People site, the petition calls for the funeral-crashing independent church to be hit with some sort of "imposed regulation."
The Kansas-based anti-gay group is notorious for picketing the funerals of soldiers and gay Americans, and most recently for threatening to protest outside funerals for the Newtown school-shooting victims.
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