Westboro planning to Picket Jobs' Funeral

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    Oct 06, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Church tweets protest of Steve Jobs funeral via iPhone

    12:08 pm October 6, 2011, by George Mathis

    After the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the #iSad hashtag is trending on Twitter.twitter-phelps

    Westboro Baptist Church, a group that has forsaken human decency in the name of headlines, announced Wednesday night, in a tweet sent via #iPhone, a planned protest of the iPhone creator’s funeral.

    Perhaps an #iRony hashtag would be appropriate?

    Why protest Jobs?

    Religious leader Margie J. Phelps, in responding to an Associated Press headline on Twitter concerning Jobs’ death, said the group would picket the funeral because Jobs had “a huge platform; gave God no glory and taught sin.”

    Phelps, a lawyer and daughter of Westboro’s founder, Fred Phelps Sr., argued successfully before the Supreme Court that the thankfully tiny church had the First Amendment right to stage anti-gay and anti-war protests at the funerals of celebrities and U.S. soldiers.

    Westboro’s leaders have been here before. In 2010 the group picketed Twitter’s offices in San Francisco. They tweeted about it, of course.

    http://blogs.ajc.com/news-to-me/2011/10/06/church-tweets-protest-of-steve-jobs-funeral-via-iphone/
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    Oct 06, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    WOW!
  • NashRugger

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    Oct 06, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    posted from her iPhone, fucking love it
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    Oct 06, 2011 5:47 PM GMT
    @MargieJPhelpsRebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose! icon_smile.gif


    So by that definition, God pretty much told Steve Jobs to make the iPhone. *applauds her stupidity*
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    i know they must have some sort of police escort or someone near them at all times, but honestly, why not just beat the shit out of them by now. Yes illegal, but they aren't going to know you.

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    Oct 06, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    They love attention.
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I have a feeling it is our fault that Steve Jobs died...
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    The Westboro Baptists makes me believe that THERE IS A GOD.

    While Satan was sending forth the smoother talking bigots like the Rev. Jim Dobson, the Hate-Driven Rick Warren. FocusOnTheFamily and NOM......

    GOD guided the Phelps family into the national spotlight to show the world just how RIDICULOUS these anti-gay bigots are.

    I BELIEVE that not one person who has watched the Westboro folks protesting a soldier's funeral has ever been persuaded by their nonsense. However, the softer-toned religious devils have done us a lot of damage over the years.

    Apparently, GOD LOVES FAGS just fine.....and gave us the Westboro Baptists, a gift that keeps on giving.

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    Oct 06, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    I tweeted her the following:

    @zeonicscans@MargieJPhelps Counting down the days until we can picket your sorry ass funeral (that no one will attend, thankfully). Leave Jobs alone.


    Let's see if she responds haha.
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidI tweeted her the following:

    @zeonicscans@MargieJPhelps Counting down the days until we can picket your sorry ass funeral (that no one will attend, thankfully). Leave Jobs alone.


    Let's see if she responds haha.


    Dont feed the trolls, but I dont think anyone will care when they die.
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    Oct 06, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    Solution to the Westboro Baptist Church: antipsychotics in their drinking water. Seriously, neither reason nor threat nor avoidance dissuades them. They are chaos and schizophrenia. They are the Joker.
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    Oct 06, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidSolution to the Westboro Baptist Church: antipsychotics in their drinking water. Seriously, neither reason nor threat nor avoidance dissuades them. They are chaos and schizophrenia. They are the Joker.


    They are attention whores. They believe they affect policy because the media gives them a platform.

    There is no solution but to let their stupidity strangle their message.
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    Oct 06, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidSolution to the Westboro Baptist Church: antipsychotics in their drinking water. Seriously, neither reason nor threat nor avoidance dissuades them. They are chaos and schizophrenia. They are the Joker.


    Or a drone missile attack.
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    Oct 06, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    zsocerstar saidi know they must have some sort of police escort or someone near them at all times, but honestly, why not just beat the shit out of them by now. Yes illegal, but they aren't going to know you.



    To picket someone funeral is so wrong, plus there are all kinds of emotions with family members, so shocked that a family member hasn't done anything to these people yet. You know it would make the news if they did. ANd I agree they are attention getters...and that's pretty much all they are.
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    Oct 06, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    I would agree about kicking their asses, but they'd just sue and ruin the financial stability of the ass kicker.
    Death to a couple WBC members (Mr. and Mrs. Phelps) would be a much better option.
    Hopefully the death will come naturally (or not) and soon...very soon.
    Those people have no business in this world.
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    Oct 06, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    PresentMind saidThe Westboro Baptists makes me believe that THERE IS A GOD.

    While Satan was sending forth the smoother talking bigots like the Rev. Jim Dobson, the Hate-Driven Rick Warren. FocusOnTheFamily and NOM......

    GOD guided the Phelps family into the national spotlight to show the world just how RIDICULOUS these anti-gay bigots are.

    I BELIEVE that not one person who has watched the Westboro folks protesting a soldier's funeral has ever been persuaded by their nonsense. However, the softer-toned religious devils have done us a lot of damage over the years.

    Apparently, GOD LOVES FAGS just fine.....and gave us the Westboro Baptists, a gift that keeps on giving.


    Srsly.
    WBC is such an objectionable bunch of ass-hats, regular bigots may have to re-evaluate their positions. The protests may do more good for our cause than harm.
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    Oct 06, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Why doesn't twitter just shut them down....

    I'm all about free speech, but speak and tweet are two separate entities
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    Oct 06, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Idiots. I'd like for someone to picket one of their relatives and see how they handle that.
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    Oct 06, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
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    mickeytopogigio saidSolution to the Westboro Baptist Church: antipsychotics in their drinking water. Seriously, neither reason nor threat nor avoidance dissuades them. They are chaos and schizophrenia. They are the Joker.


    Or a drone missile attack.


    Idk why this made me laugh so hard x)
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    Oct 06, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    Shit_is_Fucked_Up_and_BS saidFucking scumbags, who protests a funeral?



    I dunno.....scumbags maybe?
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    As effed up as this is, it has its logic. Steve Jobs and Apple have always been on the side of equality and gay rights. Sometimes it feels like every single gay person in Cupertino works for that place!

    God bless him. He was difficult to work with, but that's just because he saw things so clearly where the many were just stumbling. Apple's commitment to gay rights is a clear example of that.
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    I'm generally a peaceable person content to let stupid people brew in their own stupidity, but I really wouldn't mind if some horrific accident befell the Phelps clan/cult, particular the ringleaders.
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    NashRugger saidposted from her iPhone, fucking love it


    Damn it I was going to say that.
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    Is it bad to say that I hope a couple of die-hard Apple fans get like majorly offended and finally uhm. . .do away with a few members of the Westboro cult?
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    What about some tear gas and mass arrests??

    Can you imagine the lineup? All card carrying Republicans......might even find Michelle Bachman, Glenn Beck and southbeach in the back of the paddy wagon........