Westboro: Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Steve Jobs’ Funeral

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A Twitter post from Margie JPhelps. Notice the “Twitter for iPhone.”
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A Twitter post from Margie JPhelps. Notice the "via Twitter for iPhone."

While everyone is offering their condolences to the man behind Apple, one church is doing the opposite.

“He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin,” tweeted Margie JPhelps, daughter of Westboro Baptist Church’s founder, who also noted Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket his funeral.

“No peace for man who served self, not God,” she tweeted, conveniently from an iPhone.

The church, based in Topeka, Kan. believes that God punishes America for its tolerance of sin, according to The Washington Post, and consists mostly of Phelps family members.

The church has gained publicity in the past for their funeral protests of celebrities and American soldiers, reported The Washington Post.

Steve Jobs, Apple Chairman, co-founder and former CEO, died Wednesday at 56-years-old, after he succumbed to cancer.

Apple Inc. later confirmed his death and released a brief statement:

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

News of his death came on the heels of the introduction of the latest iPhone, iPhone 4S.

Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO August 24.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. He underwent a liver transplant in 2009, after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January before resigning this past August.

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