Steve Jobs Funeral To Be Picketed By Westboro Church

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  1. HardOCP News

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    While the tech industry is still reeling from the death of Steve Jobs, those loons from Westboro are planning to picket his funeral. The announcement was made via Twitter for the iPhone. :(

     
  2. El Barto

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    The best thing you can do to make these people go away is to quit posting about them and give them the attention they desire. I get the irony of the tweets from the iphone, but still.
     
  3. bigddybn

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    Pretty sure Steve Jobs funeral is going to occur on very private propery way the hell away from where these nutjobs are allowed.

    Nobody cares. Don't give these morons another second of attention.
     
  4. Mad Cat

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    LOL. That's actually kinda funny. :p

    But in all seriousness, let the man rest in peace. Not a fan of Jobs, but he deserves better than that and Westboro can DIAF. :mad:
     
  5. cdr_74_premium

    cdr_74_premium [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well... Apple fans will unleash the fury on them after that one.
     
  6. rhone89

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    Stay classy Westboro.

    I have no love for Steve Jobs, but picketing a fucking funeral is just plain wrong. I mean, what are you even protesting? The fact he didn't do something while he was alive? And just how is he going to do anything about it now that he's dead?

    If you think about it, its really counterproductive for them. They are picketing one of the most successful men in the world for not being godly or whatever... So the key to success is not buying into mainstream religion... gotcha!
     
  7. Shambler

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    I wonder who will picket the Founder's funeral when he dies? Hopefully everyone they have ever protested shows up.
     
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    This is actually pretty infuriating. Tech just lost a great leader (hey, I'm no fan of Apple but give credit where it's due) and these morons; fueled by their religious beliefs are going to picket?

    He gave God no glory; but you're praising God by protesting at someone's funeral? When their family and friends are mourning?

    I hope that Kool-Aid is spiked.
     
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    They were doing this shit before they started getting any media attention, so no, that wouldnt help.
     
  10. Ualdayan

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    They are not mainstream religion, they are the extreme fringe that 99% of other churches would disagree with. They aren't even really a church - it's all just one family, the Phelps. You want to know what type of people they are? Well, somebody pointed out they tweeted this on THEIR iPhone, and their response was that Apple only thinks it invented the iPhone and that it was actually God using Apple to create the iPhone so that makes it ok for them to protest and announce the protest using the very product of the guy they're protesting.

    Basically - with this family they're going to be out there doing crazy things even if nobody is paying attention. No logic or discussion is going to ever dissuade them from something. They're just the type that wants to go out there and annoy everybody, and even if the media pays them no attention at all they'll still go out there and annoy people on a local scale.
     
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    I think that if I were local. I would protest their protest with something as offensive to them as what they are doing is to us. idiots
     
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    What good does it do to protest a dead man? It's not like he can change his ways....
     
  13. DejaWiz

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    Fucktards. The whole lot of 'em.
     
  14. Arioch

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    I would love to barrel through all of them in a rusty POS pickup truck and then back over them a couple times for good measure.
     
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    As someone else said, Westboro Baptist Church is NOT mainstream religion, and it isn't even really a church. It's just a tiny group of people who like to travel around and harass people for not having the same views as they do. They even stage their protests at US soldiers' funerals. It's REALLY, SERIOUSLY retarded, and their "church" shouldn't be taken seriously at all.
     
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    This is funny and sad at the same time. (Walks away head down in disgust)
     
  17. Metrocall

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    Why can't religion just go away? :(
     
  18. Nasty_Savage

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    At last, the Apple Black Helicopter squadron can be put to good use ;) /salute Steve Jobs. He didn't invent all thos ethings his company sold. But he found a way to make them popular when nobody else could.
     
  19. munkle

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    This isn't religion... Why can't people realize that? Jesus never said "thou shalt be a douche"
     
  20. Hofy

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    Have the funeral in New York City, they arrest protesters there. Problem solved.
     
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    Tweeted via iPhone.

    Define irony.
     
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    Basically reminds me of "Fail", and the way he posts like.

    On topic: sad that these fools are doing this, they need to go away already.
     
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    Why not just use the Super-Mega Lasers built into the iCasket?
     
  24. plunger

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    Exactly what they wanted. People talking about them.
     
  25. Bamboo

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    What are they gonna do? Throw their lattes at them?

    Don't get me wrong. Those nutjobs needto be delt with. I just thing apple fans are the worst crowd to do it.

    Someday(hopefully soon) they will finally get the attention of a real whackjob. Then they will make the headlines and make people happy for once.;)
     
  26. Metrocall

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    So a group of people who believe a god has communicated instructions to follow and then performing those actions ISN'T religion? Go figure!
     
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    Scum of the earth.
     
  28. PoorBehavior

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    Does anyone know where this family gets the funds to do this? It ain't cheap to do what they do, who supports them?
     
  29. HardOCP News

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    Also exactly how you defeat them too. If there is no awareness of scumbags like this, you can't take action against them.

    Ignoring a problem has never, in the history of the planet, been a good idea.

    I can tell you right now how to stop these people and protect THEIR rights at the same time. Allow them to protest funerals but, for safety reasons, they must protest no closer than one mile from the funeral route, funeral home and or cemetery.

    Not sure why no one has come up with that yet, but there it is.
     
  30. [Retaliation]

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    what we might need is a bigger "nutjob" to do something to the other"nutjobs"? and then say they did it on religious grounds? :D
     
  31. ballistic90

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    Trust me, there are a LOT of Apple-Fanboy/Nutjobs out there. Someone just needs to pass this off to those blogs and there should be some fireworks.
     
  32. Ualdayan

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    Their head of the family is a lawyer, and he sues anybody (individual, state, or federal) that disrupts one of their protests. So in the end, basically, tax payers. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church
     
  33. Max Mike

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    Pot meet kettle... Your statement is pretty much on the same level of demagogic stupidity as Westboro statements.

    Only profound ignorance or maliciousness could cause someone to make the idiotic comparison of Westboro and mainstream religion. A small amount of actual knowledge on the subject will inform anyone that Westboro is out of the mainstream... one would have to look hard to find a mainstream religious group that has not condemned Westboros antics.
     
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    Riiight because a few people made claim that God made them do it must mean it is true and its religion's fault. You sound like the idiots who believe that video games cause people to kill :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't know why everyone is so up in arms... This is Steve Jobs and Apple we're talking about here. We've seen what they can do to one poor member of the press and his home. Obviously that iPhone they tweeted from is a prototype iPhone5... They might want to start praying harder now. :D
     
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    I'm so surprised nobody's gone on a manhunt for these retards yet.
     
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    Cannibals, the whole lot.
     
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    As soon as Amanda Knonx lands, good ol' Steve Hirsh is there ready to offer her a job. Same difference. These people serve themselves, porn and god. They use the media to perpetuate their branding , i.e, Hardocp and others get caught up and become the timeless unsuspecting messengers. It will never stop. Only the most intelligent see through it all and do not participate. That's why someone like me could never be in this business. The front page on CNN, TMC, etc would always be empty.
     
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    Not entirely sure how this idea differs from the few initially followers of early Christianity? Going around and telling people their way of life is wrong and only they have they know the truth. Seems to me, trying teaching people that Intelligent Design is as likely as Evolution and that Homosexuality is evil is FAR more dangerous than some nutcases protesting an already dead person...
     
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    A evangelical atheist zealot has the same rank smell as a evangelical religious zealot... same person different robe.