It's been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and The Southern Poverty Law Center, and has repeatedly targeted groups based purely on race, sexual orientation or religion. Its members picket funerals, stalk local organizers, and spread intolerance wherever they go.
Days after Westboro announced plans to picked the funerals of the children killed in Newtown, over 250,000 Americans signed a White House petition demanding they be designated as a hate group, with their tax-exempt status immediately revoked. That petition remains unanswered -- so we're adding our voice to the fray.For decades, the Phelps family and their Westboro followers have crashed the funerals of veterans with signs saying they're burning in hell, disrupted gay rights rallies with slogans like "God Hates Fags," and claimed the Holocaust cleansed Germany because Jews were "the real Nazis."
PETITION TO FBI: We urge you to officially designate the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, urging the IRS to revoke the organization's tax-exempt status and increasing law enforcement's ability to block them from disrupting private funerals.