Facebook Page 'Prays' for Obama's Death?

"I think it's perpetuating hate -- something that ends up dividing us," Kettler said. "I think people can say what they want about our president, but to wish death upon him had crossed the line. I feel that Facebook is making a mistake in not taking this group down right away because it will send the wrong message that this kind of group is OK."

Other Facebook users don't think the site should take down the page, but are disheartened that extreme views can find such a visible place online.

"To me, it speaks to the divisiveness we've had in this country," said Sarah Seelen Donovan, a 64-year-old who lives outside Atlanta. "It concerns me that these extreme opinions are starting to become mainstream."

She was disappointed when her Facebook page told her that a handful of her friends had "liked" the page.

When she saw that other friends had joined the opposing pages, she decided to contribute her own two cents.

"I thought this is an excellent way for me to state how I feel about this in a calm, appropriate way," she said. "I don't think it's up to Facebook to take it down. I think it's up to people like me to join the other group to say to people, 'Stop the divisiveness. You may not like him, but he's our president.'"

But though the statements on the Facebook page may distress her, she said it's not up to Facebook to take it down. She said it's up to those like her to raise their voices in opposition.

"It's an ugly statement any way you look at it," she said. "I think it's meant to be humorous, but there are better ways. There are better ways to express that."

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