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Westboro Baptist Church will protest at Steve Jobs funeral

Posted by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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Can someone explain the purpose of this group?

Westboro Baptist Church Uses iPhone to Announce Steve Jobs Funeral Protest

on Oct 6, 2011

If there's one thing the Westboro Baptist Church can't resist, it's a chance to protest. Something. Anything. The opening of a lemonade stand, for God's sake. As long as it will get them press, they're there. So, naturally, the yahoos at WBC made the announcement last night that they're planning on protesting the funeral of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Classy.

Margie Phelps, the daughter of the small church's founder, made the declaration via Twitter, saying, "Westboro will picket [Steve Jobs'] funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin."

The fun twist of irony, though? She posted to Twitter ... via her iPhone.

Of course, the fact that she used one of Apple's greatest innovations to make her announcement was met with plenty of backlash and ridicule. But she rectified the situation, tweeting: "Rebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose!" In other words, it's cool, guys. She wasn't using something Steve Jobs created to capitalize on his death, she was using something God created.

We all know that the people of the Westboro Baptist Church are crazy. And we all know that they, like most religious zealots (Warren Jeffs), really have no idea what exactly it is they stand for. They just want money, attention, and whatever's convenient/best for them. But protesting the funerals of people -- be it, Ryan Dunn, Elizabeth Edwards, Steve Jobs, or dead U.S. soldiers -- not only makes them look horrifically tacky and callous, it makes them look even crazier.

But perhaps (most likely) they don't care. Perhaps this is what they want -- press, attention, people talking (and blogging) about them. After all, who would give a rat's ass about the Westboro Baptist Church otherwise? It's like the basis of their religion is shit stirring.

If they want to protest Steve Jobs' funeral, nobody's going to stop them. But I hope they realize that their ignoramus signs and mindless chants are going to be laughable juxtaposed with the memorial service for a man who brought more good and innovation into this world than they ever will.

Have you had it with Westboro Baptist Church's protests?

by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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by Sarah on Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM
They are a bunch of idiots..

I honestly think they only do it to make money. They want people to go after them so then they can turn around and sue them.
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by Michelle on Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

I hate crazy church people.

by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM
They make me SICK
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by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM

That has to be the stupidest thing I've heard in a long time.

by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 2:02 PM

They make me sick too.  It's not even a's a freakin' cult!  Churches are for good (or should be) and these people are just freaks!  There's nothing that glorifies God by hating. 

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by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Their sole purpose is to make God look like a douche. I bet He is up there, cringing every time they utter His name. Lol
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by on Oct. 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Lame, wish people would just ignore groups like this

by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 5:34 AM

 Oh that is just sick!  That "church" is twisted.  Shame that they can give the Chritian faith a bad name. 

by on Oct. 7, 2011 at 5:36 AM

That Cult is so ridiculous.

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