Westboro Baptist Church Protest Steve Jobs With iPhone

The contraversial Westboro Baptist Church say Jobs should have used his platform for God and will protest at his funeral, but announced it on an iPhone.

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Following the death of Steve Jobs, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church (the Phelps family, best known for their "God Hates Fags" picket lines) warned they would protest at his funeral. They say he used his fame to teach sin, and never gave God glory. Their faux pas? They sent it from an iPhone:
The group believe that God punishes America because it tolerates homosexuality. Despite preaching hate, the group have been protected in the courts by the right to free speech. "God used Steve Jobs to create amazing stuff for WBC to preach," said Shirley Phelps-Roper from the family. Meanwhile, tributes have been pouring in for the Apple co-founder from rock musicians (via Noisecreep). Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, vocals): "Thank you, Steve Jobs. You rocked our world... and you never played a note." Guns N' Roses: "When people say it's not about the possessions but how you're remembered - they are talking about people like Steve Jobs. RIP." Bret Michaels: "He showed great strength and perseverance through his illness and continued to be an innovator all the while remaining positive while fighting his battle with cancer. I can only thank Steve for his innovation, inspiration and creativity while touching all of our lives in some way shape or form." Lamb of God: "RIP Steve Jobs." Nikki Sixx (Mtley Cre, bass): "RIP Steve Jobs. Steve was of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century. You made all our lives a better place." Tommy Lee (Mtley Cre, drums): "RIP Mr. Jobs! Excuse me... Mr. Incredible!" Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit, vocals): "RIP Steve Jobs! True visionary." Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, guitars): "I feel stupid, but I have to say it: What an impact Steve Jobs has had on my life. My iPhone may just be the most useful tool I own. Bummer." Papa Roach: "R.I.P. to Steve Jobs - one of the greatest innovators and visionaries, ever." Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, guitars-vocals): "RIP, Steve Jobs, he was an inspiration to all of us who dropped out of school and made something of ourselves! He single-handedly changed the world with his vision! When you leave your mark on the world, you live forever! Kings never die!" Godsmack: "RIP Steve Jobs... you sure did make your mark on this earth, and a brilliant one indeed!"

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    Megadeth2011
    Seriously? As a Christian, I find this horrendous. To picket somebody's funeral is just wrong, no matter who it is. The Westboro Baptist Church is no Christian organization. They spew hate, and directly contradict God's word in the Bible. Not once does it say that God hates gay people. In fact, not once does it say God hates anybody. God forgives those who sin, and it's apparent the WBC don't teach the same thing God does, or they would forgive Jobs for what they think he has done wrong. However, they can't really, since Jobs didn't do a damn thing they said. God didn't use Steve to make an example of anything, and Steve never preached sin. They are using themselves to give everybody a bad example of Christians and believers of God. If they can't forgive anybody, then I don't think I can forgive the WBC when they die. I know I'm contradicting what I have said, and I'm sinning. I know. I don't care.
    Pagan_Poetry
    I wish there was an app to eradicate this useless organization of filth. "trolls" or not, there is no one worth protesting and mocking more than themselves. Hypocritical morons and they are horrendous "trolls". I can't wait until the day I see the main headline on UG is that the founder of the WBC has died. I also can't wait to fly all the way to his funeral and protest it.
    p_a_morgan
    Megadeth2011 wrote: Seriously? As a Christian, I find this horrendous. To picket somebody's funeral is just wrong, no matter who it is. The Westboro Baptist Church is no Christian organization. They spew hate, and directly contradict God's word in the Bible. Not once does it say that God hates gay people. In fact, not once does it say God hates anybody. God forgives those who sin, and it's apparent the WBC don't teach the same thing God does, or they would forgive Jobs for what they think he has done wrong. However, they can't really, since Jobs didn't do a damn thing they said. God didn't use Steve to make an example of anything, and Steve never preached sin. They are using themselves to give everybody a bad example of Christians and believers of God. If they can't forgive anybody, then I don't think I can forgive the WBC when they die. I know I'm contradicting what I have said, and I'm sinning. I know. I don't care.
    Agreed, man. These people just make us Christians look bad, dude. It's no wonder people are put off from or disgusted by any kind of organized religion. They have an agenda..an agenda that was formulated by men. This 'church' is a joke.
    $hithappen$16
    ColdHeartedHero wrote: Beedy10 wrote: I hope nobody minds me asking... What does this have to do with music? haha lol. nothing at all?
    Actually steve jobs = apple = ipod = itunes = music = music news dude totally changed how people all over the world purchase music
    kyleshaffer21
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I wish there was an app to eradicate this useless organization of filth. "trolls" or not, there is no one worth protesting and mocking more than themselves. Hypocritical morons and they are horrendous "trolls". I can't wait until the day I see the main headline on UG is that the founder of the WBC has died. I also can't wait to fly all the way to his funeral and protest it.
    book me a seat too
    Stone Agean
    Jearl131 wrote: Just saw this after I made my comment, one question, where is the proof, just because one person said it, you're going to accept it, Personally, I think that's the reason for a lot of our modern problems, one person with a degree says something, and a lot of other people start taking it as truth.
    Same could be said for the bible, yes?
    tom-the-lawn
    Lamb of God: "RIP Steve Jobs."
    lol'd seeing this after every other band made an actual comment on him. Although Randy did talk about him on his own twitter account
    jordo246
    Jearl131 wrote: God is the only answer that makes sense. For anything to come out of nothing is entirely impossible for science, so science can't explain it, God isn't bound by science, he created it.
    lol @ your ignorance, also why is this still on the front of the news section ?
    Smokinjoerules1
    yoman297 wrote: Out of my view, this is ironic. I'm a Christian myself, and doing stuff like this is what we call Bullshit.
    Nice to see a Christian just being a Christian
    Koloarie
    It's kinda funny seeing all kinds of people immediately protesting against religion in general. If they're the reason you don't do religion, you are in a way letting yourself get affected by them. Their true reason for being the way they are may (in secret) be to counter religion. Besides, do you see every Christian (etc...) going around being idiots like WBC? I think not. (Coming from someone who simply likes the rational approach)
    Cheesepuff
    hey heres an idea, why dont you christians go over to the wbc hq and stop them from destroying your name?
    yoman297
    Out of my view, this is ironic. I'm a Christian myself, and doing stuff like this is what we call Bullshit.
    jgilbert33
    As a fellow christian the WBC is ridiculous what happened to the love Jesus commanded of us. Though we may have not shared the same belief I applaud Mr. Jobs on his visionary accomplishments. Thanks Steve for the PC and everything after.
    starsky133
    No offense to the christians who mean no harm to the world, but this is why I hate all religion and know it's the reason this world sucks so f*cking much.
    bevski208
    ne14t wrote: And people wonder why there are people out there that think religion is bat shit crazy, well here is a prime example. These guys picket funerals of dead soldiers as well, total scum. Once you can disprove evolution and come up with a better excuse then the devil put dinosaur bones into the Earth to tempt us, I am going to have to say there is no omnipotent being and anyone that believes there is is just as bat shit crazy as these guys. Religion is about helping ones self and bettering their lives, not trying to ruin other peoples lives who do not wish to share the same vision as you.
    Please, please don't think that all Christians or religions are like this. This is a group of miguided, heretical fanatics, who have been led so far from the truth that they are actually closer to preaching Satanism than Christianity. Also, why is no-one open to the idea that maybe God created us THROUGH EVOLUTION?
    PatheticMedic
    It's churches like this that give Christians a bad rep. You're made that the iphone hasn't brought glory to God but you think you are doing so through protesting at a funeral? I hope this gets shut down, it's just wrong.
    Salvo416
    Evilize wrote: I love all the "I'm a christian and i think these people are horrid" posts. You're all morons!
    Religion is the cause of most problems in the world. Second is money, and sometimes they go hand in hand. Fuck GOD!!! Fuck those who follow! Shame on both of you.. its one thing if you guys aren't christian, but for gods sake (literally) stop preaching your atheism on UG.. I don't go around preaching my religion. I'd mess you guys up if I saw either of you on the street. Anyways.. yeah WBC is messed up and I hope their church gets burned to the ground for their messed up acts. RIP Jobs.. you don't deserve this treatment AT ALL!
    BwareDWare94
    It's perfectly OK to be opposed to things like the way somebody leads their life and homosexuality (if you are in line with what the Bible says and insofar as it doesn't lead to blatant hatred and violence). BUT it's not OK to spew bigotry and hatred in defense of those beliefs. There's a way you have to go about yourself if you're opposed to something. You have to respect the opposition and make it appear that you have a better argument. WBC does nothing but make themselves look like asshats. This group needs to be sent packing. I want to organize a large group of citizens to stand and watch for these mother****ers. If they were to protest a funeral for somebody I'm close to, I'd have a mob ready to stop them from getting anywhere near the funeral. Sometimes you gotta get violent in order to put people in place. This group needs to get their asses whupped one time. Seriously, somebody just go out there and clean their clocks. The law can look the other way for five minutes and the problem is solved. Rights shouldn't extend to blatant disrespect.
    Cavalcade
    I swear this story got posted just so the mods could laugh at the inevitable shitstorm in the comments. Really, there's no other reason it should be on Ultimate Guitar .
    mtllica
    I want a group of people dressed in corpse paint and inverted crosses to go picket the WBC.
    bryceh12321
    Why the hell is this on UG? This site just gets more sad every day. That a way to do exactly what Westboro Baptist Church wants you to do UG. Pat yourselves on the back for that one.
    Set-Abominae
    sgwizard92 wrote: crystalmonday80 : Why does UG make always have to make an article about the westboro church. we all know they are retarded. End of story. They post these articles because they get a TON of attention from members. I don't understand why this behavior from the WBC still angers people like this. People need to get used to it and just ignore it. Treat it like it is: stupid. Once the attention for WBC goes away, you'll stop hearing about them .
    QFT. They're a family of lawyers who troll at funerals and try to get people to take a swing at one of their members so they can sue the shit out of them. They're more or less professional trolls, just try to ignore them.
    EthelTheFrog
    Air_Stryker wrote: EthelTheFrog wrote: reidhasguitar wrote: Megadeth2011 wrote: Seriously? As a Christian, I find this horrendous. To picket somebody's funeral is just wrong, no matter who it is. The Westboro Baptist Church is no Christian organization. They spew hate, and directly contradict God's word in the Bible. Not once does it say that God hates gay people. In fact, not once does it say God hates anybody. God forgives those who sin, and it's apparent the WBC don't teach the same thing God does, or they would forgive Jobs for what they think he has done wrong. However, they can't really, since Jobs didn't do a damn thing they said. God didn't use Steve to make an example of anything, and Steve never preached sin. They are using themselves to give everybody a bad example of Christians and believers of God. If they can't forgive anybody, then I don't think I can forgive the WBC when they die. I know I'm contradicting what I have said, and I'm sinning. I know. I don't care. Well there is a small mention of God hating homosexuals in the bible, but it's so small it's barely worth mentioning, plus even most hard-core Christians don't follow the Bible to the letter, that would be ****ing ridiculous. Oh yes, because not following the book your entire religion is based on is really a smart thing to do. You can't choose what you do and don't follow in your religion, you either take the whole thing, or you realize religions like Christianity should have just died in the Dark Ages once people began learning and became intelligent enough to not need bs fairy tales to explain things. Just want to pick you up on this, but there are some REALLY illogical things in religious texts that no member of that religion would follow today, for example the Old Testament prohibition against wearing garments of mixed fabrics, or punishing the children of guilty parents.
    Changing something to fit the times/feelings of the current generation doesn't really do anything for its credibility.
    bradwhiteuk
    I'm disappointed with America. Not because they have within their number these WBC scumbags. Hey, every country has their idiots/bigots etc. No. What I'm disappointed about is that, in a country where gun ownership is legal, nobody has yet blown the brains out of these ridiculous shit-skids masquerading as human beings. I fundamentally dislike Apple as a company. I'm not really sad at the death of their founder. I don't believe marketing and designing phones/laptops/etc with neat gimmicks and based upon the principles of vertical integration and built-in obsolescence qualifies as having "changed our lives". However I wouldn't for a second consider picketing his funeral. And anyone who does is inhuman.
    bmarlatt1685
    BwareDWare94 wrote: Whoah whoah whoah, religion ain't perfect but people are pointing at WBC and saying "This is why a religion is a problem in our world." Fuck off. They don't participate in religion, they participate in fanaticism. Religion isn't to blame for WBC. Blame them, not a greater whole that has NOTHING to do with them.
    As a devout Christian, +1,000,000 As a devout PC user who despises Apple products, even I say just let the man have a proper burial... Seems though like WBC is grasping at straws now with who they protest... What's next? WBC plans to protest Dominos Pizza owner, Tom Monaghan for having a shop in Cleveland, Ohio that sold pizza to customers that didn't give say grace before eating proving that Monaghan isn't as Christian as he says he is. Lastly, admit UG... You post shit like this on here to start flame wars between atheists and believers with crap like "This is why God is douche and religion just needs to die durpa durpa durrrrr"
    dethmetal999
    Yeah, steve jobs was awesome and all but I'm pretty sure UG is just putting up stories just for the sake of getting everyone pissed off. Hate to point out the obvious, but this has nothing to do with music.
    fretman5000
    The Constitution does not give people the right to be *****s, youre taking free speech too far, have a heart
    ledzep426
    My hate of the beginning of the article turned to hope at the end (for the artists tributes). RIP Steve And Go F*** yourselves WBC
    bnull24
    Obvious publicity stunt, that's their weakest reason I've ever heard.
    Air_Stryker
    EthelTheFrog wrote: reidhasguitar wrote: Megadeth2011 wrote: Seriously? As a Christian, I find this horrendous. To picket somebody's funeral is just wrong, no matter who it is. The Westboro Baptist Church is no Christian organization. They spew hate, and directly contradict God's word in the Bible. Not once does it say that God hates gay people. In fact, not once does it say God hates anybody. God forgives those who sin, and it's apparent the WBC don't teach the same thing God does, or they would forgive Jobs for what they think he has done wrong. However, they can't really, since Jobs didn't do a damn thing they said. God didn't use Steve to make an example of anything, and Steve never preached sin. They are using themselves to give everybody a bad example of Christians and believers of God. If they can't forgive anybody, then I don't think I can forgive the WBC when they die. I know I'm contradicting what I have said, and I'm sinning. I know. I don't care. Well there is a small mention of God hating homosexuals in the bible, but it's so small it's barely worth mentioning, plus even most hard-core Christians don't follow the Bible to the letter, that would be ****ing ridiculous. Oh yes, because not following the book your entire religion is based on is really a smart thing to do. You can't choose what you do and don't follow in your religion, you either take the whole thing, or you realize religions like Christianity should have just died in the Dark Ages once people began learning and became intelligent enough to not need bs fairy tales to explain things.
    Just want to pick you up on this, but there are some REALLY illogical things in religious texts that no member of that religion would follow today, for example the Old Testament prohibition against wearing garments of mixed fabrics, or punishing the children of guilty parents.
    BwareDWare94
    Whoah whoah whoah, religion ain't perfect but people are pointing at WBC and saying "This is why a religion is a problem in our world." Fuck off. They don't participate in religion, they participate in fanaticism. Religion isn't to blame for WBC. Blame them, not a greater whole that has NOTHING to do with them.
    t_godin
    they act like they're the greatest people of all when actually they're a bunch of ****ing scum bags
    BlessedRebel15
    Megadeth2011 wrote: Seriously? As a Christian, I find this horrendous. To picket somebody's funeral is just wrong, no matter who it is. The Westboro Baptist Church is no Christian organization. They spew hate, and directly contradict God's word in the Bible. Not once does it say that God hates gay people. In fact, not once does it say God hates anybody. God forgives those who sin, and it's apparent the WBC don't teach the same thing God does, or they would forgive Jobs for what they think he has done wrong. However, they can't really, since Jobs didn't do a damn thing they said. God didn't use Steve to make an example of anything, and Steve never preached sin. They are using themselves to give everybody a bad example of Christians and believers of God. If they can't forgive anybody, then I don't think I can forgive the WBC when they die. I know I'm contradicting what I have said, and I'm sinning. I know. I don't care.
    this..thank you
    sgwizard92
    crystalmonday80 : Why does UG make always have to make an article about the westboro church. we all know they are retarded. End of story.
    They post these articles because they get a TON of attention from members. I don't understand why this behavior from the WBC still angers people like this. People need to get used to it and just ignore it. Treat it like it is: stupid. Once the attention for WBC goes away, you'll stop hearing about them.