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Steve Jobs Funeral To Be Picketed By Westboro Church
WebProNews.com ^ | October 5, 2011 | Josh Wolford

Posted on 10/06/2011 7:15:26 AM PDT by Daffynition

Fringe religious organization Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ funeral, according to a tweet by top member Margie J Phelps.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: stevejobs; westboro
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Relentless hate.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 7:15:31 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

WBC has one mission: Make religions look bad.

This is their best forum to date.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Obama voters are dumber than you think, meaner than you can imagine)
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To: Daffynition

That “church” is a hotspot for evil.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Daffynition

I guess the ‘Burros want to be seen as equal opportunity haters, so they’ve added this lefty icon to their list.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 7:18:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Daffynition

I’d almost be disappointed in them if they didn’t.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

Certain religions have major problems ... and it shows.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 7:20:07 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Daffynition
Stupid bunch of apostate Baptists ~ don't they know that Steve is Buddhist?

There are going to be people there who won't care about American law ~ so, what can I say?!

Can I say this, the Phelps clan is in serious danger of disappearing somewhere. Don't they know how many Buddhists and Taoists have employment that depends on Steve's marketing concepts?

7 posted on 10/06/2011 7:20:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Daffynition

8 posted on 10/06/2011 7:21:19 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Loud Mime

It is more than religion. They are leftists under the umbrella of a church. I would not be surprised to soon see them with Wall St. groups, if they are not already there.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 7:21:33 AM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: Daffynition

Good. I want to hear the Left comment on this group now that the group is attacking one of their own. Jobs was a dyed in the wool liberal and big Dem contributor.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 7:23:11 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Daffynition

I think most folks know that these id’jets are a freakin’ joke by now. They’ve gone from fostering outrage to just being laughed at.
I laugh at them and their “god”. We all should.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: Loud Mime

How on earth can this phony ‘Baptist Church’ be defeated or rendered impotent?

This has to be the most diabolical and successful perverted use of a ‘religious name affiliation’ in the annals of Piven/Alinsky.

Could “Atheists for Christian Ethics” (ACE) work?


12 posted on 10/06/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Daffynition

The best part is? Margie Phelps sent the tweet from an iPhone.

}:-)4


13 posted on 10/06/2011 7:27:03 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Daffynition

Jobs was just another rich man who made us all richer and more prosperous whether we ever used an Apple product or not. Created more jobs directly and indirectly than all politicians combined.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Daffynition

So....they are protesting the mother who chose NOT to abort, but chose to put SJ up for adoption, and also protest the gracious (and heterosexual) parents who chose to adopt him? What a bunch of idiots!


15 posted on 10/06/2011 7:28:10 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: muawiyah

They aren’t Baptists in spite of the name. They are Tachomites. They even have their own scriptures that supersede the Bible and Phelps has a higher standing than Jesus to them.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 7:30:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
But does he have a pet dog? Buddha had a little pet dog. Then there are the Fu Dogs developed at a later time ~ they are highly stylized LIONS that stand guard at the entrance to many Buddhist temples.

Without a pet dog the Buddhists don't care what kind of Tachomite Phelps is. He's just another punk threatening their electronics manufacturing facilities.

17 posted on 10/06/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Daffynition

Their level of validation is in direct proportion to the level at which they are noticed and tolerated. Someone needs to stuff them in a dumpster with 5 gal. of kerosene and a hot Zippo.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 7:47:13 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Daffynition

Good gad. Where are these loons getting the money to do this?!


19 posted on 10/06/2011 7:48:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla
Where are these loons getting the money to do this?!


20 posted on 10/06/2011 7:49:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

One church I would not mind seeing burned down!


21 posted on 10/06/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Daffynition
Fringe religious organization Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ funeral

This is actually getting funny.

LOL

If Jesus returned, they'd picket against Jesus: "GOD HATES FAGS! GO AWAY JESUS, YOU FAG!"

22 posted on 10/06/2011 7:57:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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To: Daffynition
I bet the Apple cultists are not going to stand for this. I bet they get some sort of flash mob to disrupt the stream of hate that the WBC will be spewing.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 7:58:02 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Daffynition
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24 posted on 10/06/2011 7:59:31 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Bad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse.)
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To: sodpoodle
How on earth can this phony ‘Baptist Church’ be defeated or rendered impotent?

Mockery.

This episode shows they are buffoonish.

Begin mocking them, relentlessly.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 8:00:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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To: sodpoodle
And when are the media ever going to notice that Phelps not only isn' t Baptist, he doesn't even call himself Christian? Link:

http://eve-tushnet.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_eve-tushnet_archive.html#112474146614650981

" What does Fred Phelps actually believe? It is, somehow, even weirder than you expected:

"...In fact, it appears that Westboro has created not just an incredibly vulgar and non-Christlike approach to homosexuality, but that it's working on a new religion altogether, complete with new scriptures.

"Members of WBC generally avoid the name "Christian" when referring to themselves, preferring the mysterious term "Tachmonite." This apparently refers to a servant of King

"The Tachmonites believe Phelps is "the last prophet," with the power to determine who will be damned and who will be saved. They themselves, as followers of Phelps, also have the power to condemn souls to hell. Most people are destined for hell, but "Good Samaritans" who help the Tachmonites (for example, police officers who prevent counter-protesters from assaulting them) may be offered an indeterminate "reward" for their good conduct. Apparently "sola fide" is not part of the Tachmonites' creed.

"The new scriptures consist of the group's own writings, which are divided into two categories: "delectable epics" and "letters to heretics."

"The "delectable epics" (the term is the group's) are based loosely on Acts in the New Testament. The epics detail the Tachmonites' various protests against gays, President Bush, Elton John concerts, and the military and portray the Tachmonites alternately as invincible "super heroes" and defenseless victims of brutal rage. Some of the epics are in prose, and some in poetry.

[And there's more...]

26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:01:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. " - Marilyn Monroe)
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To: Loud Mime
WBC has one mission: Make religions look bad. This is their best forum to date.

Mock them, relentlessly.

That's how to shut them down.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 8:03:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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To: Daffynition

Is there nothing these folks can’t profane? I hope the bikers are out in force like when the Westboro group pickets military funerals.

I don’t want to go to their site, why are they protesting Jobs, because he wanted to live? WTH?


28 posted on 10/06/2011 8:04:46 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daffynition

Head...meet desk.

29 posted on 10/06/2011 8:08:59 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Daffynition

Church of Westboro vs the Church of Apple

This will not end well.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 8:41:31 AM PDT by Azeem
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To: Daffynition

Gee since Al Gore is on the board of Apple maybe they can all get a new photo together?


31 posted on 10/06/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Daffynition

They’re a truly hateful group.


32 posted on 10/06/2011 9:19:01 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: Moose4
Margie Phelps sent the tweet from an iPhone.

LOL!

33 posted on 10/06/2011 9:21:36 AM PDT by proud American in Canada
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Church of Westboro vs the Church of Apple

This will not end well.

For the Church of Westboro? No... It will affect the 'Church of Apple' not a whit...

the infowarrior

34 posted on 10/06/2011 9:40:17 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Daffynition

It’s ok. One of Steve’s last inventions before he left was a program which will delete the Westboro wackjobs.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 9:43:58 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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36 posted on 10/06/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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fred phelps he27s gay Pictures, Images and Photos
37 posted on 10/06/2011 10:49:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

The first time it’s a tragedy, the second time a farce!


38 posted on 10/06/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazamataz

39 posted on 10/06/2011 10:57:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
LOL


40 posted on 10/06/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Loud Mime; brownsfan

41 posted on 10/06/2011 12:07:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: muawiyah

Mr. Jobs had a lot to say about *karma.*


42 posted on 10/06/2011 12:11:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: arrdon

Below are a few ways of dealing with them that hopefully will limit your intense disgust at these foul-mouthed losers from Kansas.

1. Do not get too close – Many of their successful lawsuits come from people assaulting them. I mean, if you see a couple of jerkoffs who traveled halfway across the country to protest at your best friend’s funeral, you’d be bothered too. Avoid physical contact

2. Keep your cool – No need to rile them up. Keep in mind these are just words, and, while deliberately made to be as hurtful as possible, they can’t actually physically hurt you. If you try to threaten them or in any way bother them, they’ll leave.

3. Make out – Uh, if you were a part of a giant, cult-like, hate-filled family, imagine how angry you’d be if you saw other people making out. That’d annoy you, I’d imagine. Bring a boyfriend. Bring a girlfriend. Bring multiple friends. Kiss in front of them, effectively melting their hearts (just kidding, but your love will counterbalance their hate to some degree).

4. Not Today, Fred – This is a great sign. Fred Phelps heads up whatever you want to call them (they aren’t a church since no church recognizes them as such). Let him know you’re not okay with him today. My God loves everyone.

5. Raise money – For every minute they protest, have people contribute money. You’d be surprised how energized an 81 year old man can be by hate alone. Usually there’s a few of them, I guess they take turns protesting everything on Earth.

6. Make a website called “Godhates____.com” and refuse them the weblink – This is a good idea. They have websites like “GodhatesAmerica.com”, “GodhatesSweden.com”, and so on. Block this problem. Create sites like “GodhatesBelgium.com” or “Godhateslefthandedpeople.com” or “Godhatesitwhenpeanutbutterstickstotheroofofyourmouth.com”. Creating these limits the amount of websites they have, or at least bothers them. Apparently one of the members of this cult is fairly skilled with website layout. I have zero idea of how that happened.

7. Counter-Protesting in General – Every time I’ve counter-protested some ridiculous group (something that happens quite often in New York) I’ve ended up meeting great people. So while they are awful, countering their arguments is fairly easily. You know, you just might make a new friend.

8. Call a couple of Motorcyclists to Protect you – A motorcycle club who acts as a buffer between the Westboro Baptist Church and normal people. They go around the country, helping others just like you. The Patriot Guard Riders are a great group of peoples.

9. Ignore them – This goes under the age old advice to dealing with internet trolls: don’t feed the trolls. By paying attention to them you encourage their behavior. If you’re unable to do this, to ignore their awfulness, feel free to use the other tips.

10. Go to the UK – They can’t go there. Under the UK’s quintessentially English-named law “Least Wanted List” they are barred from ever entering the country.

Basically, ignoring them is the best strategy.


43 posted on 10/06/2011 12:13:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: mewzilla

They are in the business of suing. That’s how they make their moolah.

http://kanewj.com/wbc/


44 posted on 10/06/2011 12:15:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: proud American in Canada

That’s the comic irony.


45 posted on 10/06/2011 12:19:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: JRios1968

They’re so dumb, they didn’t even recognize the blazing irony of their tweet. Morons.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 12:22:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Revolting cat!
It's getting old. And tired.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 12:26:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: kabar
Jobs actually used the old "black mark" method to control employee attendance.

Three times and you were unemployed. Then, there were those days when Obama had a major demonstration/riot scheduled and the highways were blocked in the vicinity of his premier high sales store ~ at Tysons Corner.

While Obama's entourage was on the move all traffic was blocked. Apple proved unable to adapt to the idea that their employees were BLOCKED from getting to work in all directions and all because their master's master Obama was out and about.

To a degree Apple's management structure operates on some fairly stupid and abusive approaches. Eventually it will collapse ~ like every other method Jobs came up with to push product.

48 posted on 10/06/2011 1:12:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Daffynition

Just thinking, Steve Jobs crowd could probably attract all the Hells Angels now out of jail to do the job of keeping the Phelps clan away ~ then they could do a really serious beatdown most everybody would applaud.


49 posted on 10/06/2011 5:18:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Daffynition

That’s the comic irony.

____________________________________

Indeed, FRiend. :)


50 posted on 10/06/2011 7:24:47 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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