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

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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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