Users of the White House's "We the People" digital petition platform have flooded the site in support of an effort to officially designate the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.
The petition was submitted on Dec. 14, the same day as the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Westboro "church" responded to the shooting by announcing its intent to picket the funerals of the 26 victims, including 20 young children.
This plan made them a target of the hactivist group "Anonymous" and started a counter-protest to block the "church" from disrupting the services of 26 that were killed.
The individual push has since received the support of over 250,000 signees, making it the most popular single petition ever created through the White House initiative.
Find and sign the petition here.