Westboro Baptist Church petition gains 250,000 supporters

December 27, 2012 9:28:26 AM PST
The effort to get the Westboro Baptist Church to be designated as a hate group has now gained more than 250,000 supporters.

The Kansas-based church is known for its pickets at soldiers' funerals.

The online petition asks the Obama administration to recognize Westboro as a hate group for its demonstrations against the military, gays and other religions.

The 250,000-signature petition makes it the most supported petition ever on the White House website.