Westboro Baptist Church to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral

It’s nice to see Rev. Phelps and his congregants continuing to do their bit to make the world a better place:

If you’re ever at a loss for what the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is all about, take a gander at its website, tastefully titled GodHatesFags.com. There, you’ll learn that a “modern militant homosexual movement” poses “a clear and present danger to the survival of America.” And that to combat this menace, the church has conducted 46,635 demonstrations since June 1991 “at homosexual parades and other events, including funerals of impenitent sodomites (like Matthew Shepard) and over 400 military funerals of troops whom God has killed in Iraq/Afghanistan in righteous judgment against an evil nation.” At these protests, church members parade around with signs declaring “FAGS BURN IN HELL” and “THANK GOD FOR AIDS.”

Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro Baptist patriarch Fred Phelps Sr., announced the church’s latest picket target last night on Twitter:

Predictably, bloggers are having a field day with the delicious irony that the tweet condemning the iPhone’s progenitor came…via iPhone.

Reached by phone Thursday, Fred Phelps Jr.—Fred Sr.’s son and one of the roughly 100 members of the church—expanded on his sister’s rationale for the planned picket. “The main thing in my mind,” Phelps said, “is that [Jobs] operated in a company that was recognized around the world as being gay-friendly.” (via Aaron Ross.)

Isn’t about time for good Baptists to do something about these misguided people? It’s not good for the brand.

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About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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3 Responses to Westboro Baptist Church to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral

  1. I have been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours today, yet I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It?s beautiful value enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the internet shall be much more helpful than ever before.

  2. LR says:

    Lots of people, groups, churches, and so-called churches wear a version of the name “Baptist.” That does not make us or them all the same. We don’t have time to go “do something about” all of them just because they choose a name. That is roughly analogous to asking all “good Mormons” to do something about Glenn Beck or all “good scientologists” to do something about Tom Cruise.

  3. R says:

    Except there is such a thing as a good Mormon.
    I adamantly disavow the notion of a good Scientologist.

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