Westboro Church Petition

In light of the Westboro Baptist Church's threat to picket the funerals of the children and teachers who died at the Connecticut elementary school, a petition formed online to legally name the church a hate group.
The petition states:
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.
To get an official response from the President, a petition must garner 25,000 responses in 30 days. The 90,000 for this petition were raised in three days.