Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' Funeral

October 6, 2011 -

The Westboro Baptist Church pretends that it supports morality, but it's hard to take anything away from what the group does other than to draw the conclusion that they are in it for publicity and controversy. If you need an example of this, then I refer you a recent tweet by top church member Margie J Phelps. This morning she tweeted via her iPhone that the church planned to protest Apple founder Steve Jobs' funeral:

"Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin. MT @AP: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died at 56."

Westboro is best known for its "God Hates Fags" campaign of terror, for picketing returning soldiers' funerals, and for showing up at the occasional celebrity funeral. They enjoy brandishing ridiculous signs saying "God hates" this, that and the other thing.. To say the group is off the beaten path in what it believes is like saying that Hitler was unkind to the Jews. To quote my father, "these cats are crazier than shithouse rats."

Really, the only reason they would protest Jobs' funerals is for attention because they are attention whores.

Thanks to Andrew Eisen and Uncharted NES for the tip.

Source: WebPro News


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Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Can't you just keep picketing Westboro Baptist Church continuously till they get the message to smeg off? You know, something like 'God hates Westboro Baptists' or something?

I mean if they think it's their right to free speech to continuously pull off crap like this, then use that weapon back at them, see how they like it.

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Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

I want them to show up for my funeral, first I love attention, second it's all about me, and thirdly no one else is going to show up.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Hmm, this makes me want to see if there are any funerals of their members going on so I can see if I could protest them.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

"Really, the only reason they would protest Jobs' funerals is for attention because they are attention whores."

And so is every news outlet that gives them what they want.

-Greevar

"Paste superficially profound, but utterly meaningless quotation here."

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Will they be holding signs saying "God Hates iPads"?

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Nah, they'll have the usual BS on their iPad screens. :D

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Just saw this retweeted on Twitter:

SarcasticRylie
If the Westboro Baptist Church pickets your funeral, you've probably done something good with your life.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Yep, really bright people.

 

And, according to this article:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.​com/2011/10/06/westboro-ba​ptist-church-steve-jobs-fu​neral_n_998032.html?ncid=e​dlinkusaolp00000009
 

They responded to criticism about using IPhone thusly:

"Rebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose!"

OOOooooKaaaayyy.  O.o

 

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Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

When protesting about something, isn't it usually bet to have at least basic information about it?

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

There's another religious group who campaign against the internet.

And they have a website. Yes, really.

I also knew a fundamentalist Christian who was very talented with programming, but decried the scientific method for a host of reasons - despite it helping, you know, to create the internet which we were communicating with. I'll never understand how you can pick and choose like that.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

What classy people.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Amazingly, we're talking a total of 12 people "attending" WBC. How could anything so small be so loud? And despicable?

 

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Actually, they claim about 100, mostly all the Phelps family and their relations.

Yes, I am a liberal. I also believe in a strong military, less government, and the right to bear arms. 

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

Saw a screen cap of the tweet. It was made from Twitter for iPhone... yeah.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Promises Protest of Steve Jobs' ...

WBC is really reaching on this. It's a touch sad, really.

 
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