Facebook group ‘praying’ for Obama’s death passes 1m members

Really, you couldn’t make this up.

A Facebook group accused of “praying” for the death of President Barack Obama has raised controversy online, with many calling for Facebook to remove the group as “offensive speech.”

The group, which lists its location as “Marysville, OH, 43040,” currently has over 1 million members–Facebook users who say they “like” the group.

Hmmm… That might be protected in the US under the First Amendment. Wonder how it squares with UK law.

There’s a Facebook group campaigning to remove the ‘praying’ group. It now has over 650,000 members. Human nature isn’t all bad. There’s also a comment which says that “if you go to this hate group’s FB page, most of the comments are trashing the group, which means many of the members joined just to voice their dissent. The real number must be far below 1M+.”