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Westboro Baptist Church Uses iPhone to Announce Plans to Picket Steve Jobs' Funeral


Westboro Baptist Church, the independent church whose members take pride in celebrating the deaths of fallen soldiers, said Thursday it would take its anti-social campaign to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' funeral.

Somewhat ironically, Westboro founder Fred Phelps' daughter Margie used an iPhone application to tweet that the church would picket.

"Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin," she wrote.

"No peace for man who served self, not God," she added later.

The Topeka, Kansas-based church, made up almost entirely of members of the Phelps family, is known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its anti-social protest activities. It is widely described as a hate group.

The death Wednesday of Jobs, Apple's 56-year-old co-founder and former CEO, touched off a wave of international tributes. No date has yet been set for his funeral.

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