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The White House: Americans are united in their hatred of Westboro Baptist

The White House responded on Wednesday to several viral petitions urging the Obama administration to classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group by creating a GIF to show how unified the United States is -- in their hatred for Westboro Baptist.

In a statement accompanying the GIF, which color maps where in the country people have signed the petitions, the White House says that the "federal government doesn't maintain a list of hate groups," but goes on to note that the groundswell of support for the petitions show "just how strong the bonds that unite us can be."

"Together," the statement continues, "we’re more resilient than those who would try to drive us apart":

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