Anti-gay hate church plans protest at Steve Jobs' funeral

Thu. October 6, 2011 8:24 AM by News Staff

Topeka, KS - Always looking for publicity, the haters of Westboro Baptist Church announced via iPhone that they'll protest late Apple founder Steve Jobs' funeral.

As the world remembers Jobs as a visionary, members of Westboro say they plan to protest his funeral because "he had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin."

The Topeka-based hate church, which is infamous for protesting military funerals, made the announcement on Twitter.

A WBC blog said, "Thank GOD Steve Jobs is Dead!!" and went on to claim the Apple co-founder was responsible for gay marriage.

Jobs passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5 after a long battle against pancreatic cancer. His family has not said whether they will hold a public funeral and no date has been announced.

Westboro Baptist Church is not affiliated with a larger denomination and is made up mostly of the 81-year-old Fred Phelps' extended family. WBC is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League and is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In March Nate Phelps, the son of Fred Phelps, spoke about the years of abuse he suffered at Westboro Baptist Church.