Stay Classy: Westboro Baptist Church announces (via iPhone) it will protest Steve Jobs Funeral
I would say it is ironic that the Westboro Baptist Church (of the infamous “God Hates Fags” movement which gained fame protesting outside of the funerals of little girls and fallen soldiers) announced that they will be protesting Steve Jobs’ funeral via an iPhone, but unfortunately, they already beat me to it.
Yes, God hates fags, and apparently he also hates Steve Jobs, according to WBC, whose many Twitter accounts have announced that Steve is currently burning in Hell for all his sins. And what sins are those, you might ask? Well, in sifting through their inexplicably angry Tweets, it appears that WBC are angry at Steve for making money, which somehow equates to the sin of Pride, as far as I can tell. Now, I’m not one to call a group like the WBC publicity whores, but seriously? Is there anyone more self righteous and proud of themselves than the Westboro Baptist Church, which appears to consist solely of the members of the seemingly deranged Phelps family? I would imagine that Steve isn’t the only one in America making more money than the Phelps – odds are you’ve made more money reading this article than the Phelps pull in all year – so their singling Steve out seems a bit of a stretch, even for them. But then again, how could they resist picketing the funeral of someone who’s death can crash Twitter?
They also blame Steve for making Apple such a “gay friendly” company, possibly referring to Tim Cook’s appointment as CEO.
Well, here’s hoping that this is just another case of the WBC blowing hot air, trying to stir up headlines but ultimately not having enough money to fly out to picket the funeral. If they really wanted to protest Apple, I would suggest they burn all their Apple gear. I know I would feel a whole lot better knowing they were playing Angry Birds on a Droid (I assume everything they do involves Anger).