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


Comments

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.

“How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?” ― Stephen Fry

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

 

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

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.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Did Microsoft pay too much ($2.5 billion) for Minecraft developer Mojang?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Michael ChandraSo be smart, and if you want to be part of the good guys, separate yourself from the bad guys. Don't attack those upset you won't.09/18/2014 - 6:30am
Michael ChandraMeanwhile, Gamergate is tainted and wise people already use a different tag to defend decent arguments. Keeping it up is like going #KKK while arguing about PoC.09/18/2014 - 6:30am
Michael ChandraSo while claiming to be unfairly attacked for the actions of a selected few, you unfairly attack an entire crowd for the actions of a selected few? #notagamer #butahater09/18/2014 - 6:30am
james_fudgeQuiknkold: Let me ask you- how many of those 'gamers are dead' articles did you see here? Because apparently i'm part of some vast conspiracy.09/18/2014 - 5:18am
NeenekoAh, that old straw man. That is one of the ironies about the discussion, the whole point is showing how good people can still have problems with sexism and not realize it.09/17/2014 - 9:11pm
Andrew EisenYes, there have been a handful of op-eds suggesting that the term “gamer” has become tainted (two that I know of) but that’s the opinion of only a few. I've seen an equal number from those who disagree.09/17/2014 - 8:55pm
Andrew EisenExcept, you haven't provided a single example of a site that’s actually calling gamers a "collective of Sexist White Bigoted Basement Dwelling Manchildren."09/17/2014 - 8:55pm
TechnogeekIf you want to make the stereotype of gamers less painful, try calling people out when they do bad shit rather than handwave it away as "not all gamers". Even if it is a few bad apples, that'll still more than enough to spoil the barrel.09/17/2014 - 8:53pm
quiknkoldI'm not going to Sell Gamergate anymore. It can sell itself. But I will sell the integrity of the Gamer. That we are still good people, who create and donate to charitys, Who engage with those around us and just want to have a good time.09/17/2014 - 7:35pm
quiknkoldpeople should not be harrassed and punished for the actions of a few. I've always welcomed and accepted everybody who wanted to join in. Who wanted to make them, or play them. I love good strong female protagonists, and want more.09/17/2014 - 7:35pm
quiknkoldOne of the tennants of Gamergate is to stand up against Harrassment. That Gamers arent like those assholes. We can argue for days if the Sexism or Antifeminism or corruption is there or not, But the one thing I believe in and wear on my sleave is that09/17/2014 - 7:35pm
quiknkoldBut there were these websites, attacking me and people like me, for the actions of a few. and then others joined in on Twitter and other places. there was a hashtag that said "explain in 4 words a gamer" and it made me sick.09/17/2014 - 7:35pm
quiknkoldManchildren who are awful people and that the Identity of the Gamer should die. This hurt me personally. I've always identified as a Gamer. Even in my childhood years, I was a Gamer. All my friends are Gamers. Its one of the core parts of my identity.09/17/2014 - 7:34pm
quiknkoldUltimately, With the whole Gamergate thing, I jumped on it due to the harassment. A small number of assholes harrass Anita and Zoe, and then all the publications lumped together Gamers as this collective of Sexist White Bigoted Basement Dwelling09/17/2014 - 7:34pm
quiknkoldEZacharyKnight : Lemme ask you a question. We have people who cling to walls, people who fire lasers from their eyes, people who can shapeshift....and yet fabric needs to be upheld to RL physics?09/17/2014 - 6:54pm
james_fudgebody paint?09/17/2014 - 5:33pm
E. Zachary Knightquiknkold, I stand corrected on the buttcrack thing. Still, I know of no fabric that actually does that.09/17/2014 - 5:05pm
Andrew EisenSo... it's unethical to discuss the ethics surrounding public interest vs. personal privacy?09/17/2014 - 4:45pm
prh99The source for the game was just released not long ago, it's at https://github.com/keendreams/keen09/17/2014 - 4:43pm
prh99An Indiegogo champagin bought the rights to the early 90's game Keen Dreams to make it open source and release it on GOG etc. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-get-keen-dreams-re-released-legally09/17/2014 - 4:42pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician