Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, stage a protest outside the non-denominational prayer and fasting event, entitled 'The Response' at Reliant Stadium August 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Thousands attended the event organized by Gov. Rick Perry in order to pray for God to help save 'a nation in crisis' referring to America. (Photo by Brandon Thibodeaux/Getty Images)
More than 260,000 people want a church known for its pickets at soldiers' funerals to be labeled a "hate group."
The petition is on the White House website.
It asks the Obama administration to recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
petition says the church targets gays, the military and other religions. The church is primarily made up of members of one family.