White House Responds to Anti-Westboro Baptist Church Petition With Passive-Aggressive GIF

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The White House was forced to respond to a recent petition asking it to designate the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, which it declined to do.

The Obama administration did, however, include this passive-aggressive GIF in its response, showing where all the anti-WBC signatures came from:

White House Petition GIF

The official "We the People" site guarantees a response to any petition with 100,000 signatures, no matter how much it wants to ignore something or someone.

The takeaway? Even if the White House can't really do or say much of anything about them, a lot of people all over the place really dislike the Westboro Baptist Church!

Hundreds of thousands of people attached their names to efforts to expose WBC - which even called out Taylor Swift of all people - for what it is.

Reprehensible as the church may be, as long as it operates within the law, any action against it (beyond lemonade stands for peace) is not happening.

"To the extent that these petitions request a particular law enforcement or adjudicatory action, we cannot issue a comment," reads the White House response.

"In addition, the federal government doesn't maintain a list of hate groups."

It does however, retain a list of your email contacts and Facebook friends.

Just kidding. Not really.

Five petitions in all asked the Obama administration to either recognize WBC as a hate group or revoke the tax-exempt status of the extremist organization.

Other than pointing to legislation that pushes the protestors out of military funerals, the White House can't really do a whole lot. Bill of Rights and all.

Nevertheless, the above GIF serves as a subtle acknowledgment of the fact that this was one of the most popular petitions in We the People history.

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I'm wondering why they are petition that west boro church?

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it's just another peaceful protest.
(let's hope so)

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PEOPLE, DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY THE CURRENT JEW AND NIGGER UPRISING AND THEIR GAMES. NO SUCCCCH THING AS HATE GROUPS M DUH , THE SUBHUMAN IS TRICKY .... BY USING ACCUSATORY WORDS , STHEY THING THEY CAN DISGUISE POLITICAL TERRORISM .... THE IRS IS CAUGHT .. WHEN THAT ROCK WAS TURNED OVER WHAT DID WE FIND ??? UHH UUH ;; OF COURSE . NOT JUST ONE BUT 2 JEWS SECRETED THERE TO TURN THE AGENCY INTO A WEAPON AGIANST US ... LIKE THE OTHER SEMITE S TURNED OUT AIRLINERS ON US ... HATE TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT , THAT'S WHAT IT'S THERE FOR !!!! IT'S ACTIVATION AGAINST DANGER !!!!

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@ JOY

JOY You are a super size/fat stupid and super idiot! I hope you are not claiming to be a white man while your English is nothing more than a garbage! I'm a Soldier and if I see any of these motherfuckers I will make sure they are dead before they will tell me why my brother/sister paid a prize for their country! simply these fat head faggots are not man enough to fight so out of jealousy they must hate us! You and your fucking ignorant hate group can go and eat a very fat dick! - See more at: http://www.thehollywoodgossip....

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@ Joyisanidiot

SOLDIERS ARE HE BIGGEST FAGGOS . THEY HOP TO AND JUMP TO LIKE SWEET LITTLE BELL-HOPS ... DING !! DING !!! YES , MASSA !!

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@ JOY

Actually, from watching the antics and underhanded, deplorable actions of WBC, they are most certainly a hate group. I know because I watch them come around my state and try to picket a funeral of a lot of great marines that died fighting for their country. Their rights end where they cause pain and suffering to other Americans. Now, as for you....."Joy"; Ignorance is bliss, no? A person's ethnicity does not create evil, nor do their beliefs in religion of one form or another. No, evil is that which you claim to hate, but act as in its place. You need look no further than yourself as a scourge of humanity. "Subhuman"? Your behavior fits that criteria rather well. I pity you and your diminished intelligence. For it does nothing but fuel a needless rage inside you against a people that do not make it a habit to ruin your life. You make your own destiny in this country, you do not have others that do it for you. God, the one that I acknowledge as the father of Jesus, never would accept your hate and conjecture. He is a God of love and you dishonor him with your crude words and hateful speech. One last thing, I am a simple, man from Mississippi. However, that being said, using caps-lock makes you look like a fool. Educate yourself, please?

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@ Dalton Kelly

YOUR "COMMENT" MIGHT NOT BE INANE IF "HATE" WAS A CRIME , OR WRONGFUL IN ANY WAY ... BUT , OF COURSE , I IS NOT BUT A DRIVE THAT ANIMATES ACTION AGAINST EVIL ... E.G., I HATE BUGS !!! LIKE U.

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@ Dalton Kelly

JOY You are a super size/fat stupid and super idiot! I hope you are not claiming to be a white man while your English is nothing more than a garbage! I'm a Soldier and if I see any of these motherfuckers I will make sure they are dead before they will tell me why my brother/sister paid a prize for their country! simply these fat head faggots are not man enough to fight so out of jealousy they must hate us! You and your fucking ignorant hate group can go and eat a very fat dick!

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