The White House "We the People" petition site allows citizens to create online petitions that guarantee a WH response if 25,000 signatures are generated within 30 days.
Well, the petition to "Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group." blew past that and already has 260,617 signatures in just 12 days. Well, probably more signatures and 13 days by the time you're reading this.
The petition plainly reads:
This group has been recognized as a hate group by organizations, such as The Southern Poverty Law Center, and has repeatedly displayed the actions typical of hate groups.
Their actions have been directed at many groups, including homosexuals, military, Jewish people and even other Christians. They pose a threat to the welfare and treatment of others and will not improve without some form of imposed regulation.
Signed and forwarded!