Westboro Baptist Church petitioned as a hate group

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  1. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-westboro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d

    As of this writing, 17 Dec 2012, there are over 165,000 signatures.
  2. Assuming that they are thus classified, would it make any difference to their ability to conduct their affairs, for example allow County/City govts to prohibit their antics without getting sued?
  3. A few things could happen. Being as they classify themselves as a church, they enjoy tax exempt status. That they lose that status would be a start.

    They would still be able to demonstrate and be the insidious evil bastards they are, just without the tax breaks.
  4. A good example of what happens when Religion makes the crossover from a mild irritant, to a mutated virus.
  5. I love their website.

    God Hates the world according to them.

    Every country, in detail. I loved the bit about Saudi, where the country profile had a photoshopped woman in-front of the Ka'ba with a sign saying "Every time a Muslim dies, Jesus laughs".



    How people get that warped I don't know. Oh wait, yes I do. It's called religion.

    I see they have a "god sent the shooter" page now. I think they'd better be careful in the wake of that mass shooting. Might be a touchy subject.
  6. The Constitution basically guarantees absolute free speech. What they don't seem to get, is that it doesn't make it compulsory.
  7. I suspect only US Citizens can sign up. But I'm happy to call them ***** to their faces if it will help.
  8. Vile, vile people. I don't like Louis Theroux ( l"look at me, aren't I clever! I'm pretending to be simple!") but his expose of this bunch required very little from him, to show them in their true colours. ( colors?)
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  9. I like their 'Number Crunching' sidebar on their website. Ends with:

    "0 - nanoseconds of sleep that WBC members lose over your opinions and feeeeellllliiiiiings."
  10. The trouble with this is that the ban would give them a certain "status" among the rest of the nutters and eventually lead to some sort of court case where they could promote their twisted ideology.
  11. a good example that generally speaking, religion is an evil force and does more harm than good...
  12. Somebody got Richard Dawkins book in a jumble sale recently. It's not a good example, it's not even a piss poor example. Comparing these card carrying Retards to a Religion is ridiculous. They're a "Church" for tax reasons, they think it gives legitimacy to their ravings ... Oh and they're drawing pictures with their own feces stark raving gibbering mad.
  13. Well its not.

    Religious nutjobs - yes. Religion per se? Nah.
  14. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Really? Religion has killed more people than national Socialism, Communism or any other ideology. If it's not killing other religions it's killing your own in the guise of rooting out heresy.
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  15. No - religion has not killed anyone.

    Extremists using religion as an excuse for their behaviours - yes.
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