The White House has formally responded to five petitions that request Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. have their non-profit status revoked and that they be federally recognized as a hate group.
Nearly 700,000 people have signed the petitions since December 2012 when they were created.
Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 2:41 pm
Aaron Jackson took inspiration from a 9-year-old kid who stood up to Westboro Baptist Church protesters.
As Mark wrote last year, Josef Miles stood in front of protesters carrying signs that read "God Hates [Gays]" with his own sign that read "God Hates No One."
Today, Jackson is following through on a project that started about six months ago when he decided to buy a house across the street from the infamous church in Topeka, Kan.
The Kansas City council will vote Thursday on an ordinance to restrict the Westboro Baptist Church's picketing of military funerals.