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Still no sign of leader for White House faith partnership office

Since winning the election with strong support from conservative evangelical voters, President Trump has invited their leaders to the White House and banned government funding for groups that support or perform abortions overseas.

White House says it can’t list Westboro Baptist as ‘hate group’

WASHINGTON (RNS) In response to five “We the People” petitions, the White House condemned the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church but said it is powerless to list the Kansas church as a hate group and remove its tax-exempt status.

The White House response on Tuesday (July 1) said the federal government does not maintain a list of hate groups, instead leaving that task to private organizations, such as the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.

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