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Kansas (including Westboro Church) tweets reactions to Steve Jobs passing

Today, as it really sinks in the life and news of the death of Steve Jobs, it comes with great sadness that fellow Kansans, members of the Westboro Baptist Church, are using this opportunity to promote their hatred.

The First Amendment was upheld for this group to freely express their opinions. But one can only imagine why there are not other Kansas citizens who are standing up for our state and the capitol, Topeka.

Below are just a few tweets from people who were in Kansas or from the area at the time of hearing Steve Job's passing.

If you have something to share about Steve Jobs, good or bad, religious or technical, please post your thoughts below.

jraywoody Jeremiah Woodring

Headed to Kansas City and typing this tweet on an iPad...thanksSteve Jobs..

Steve Jobs Dead At 56: Steve Jobs Dead At 56 - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - A Kansas City Chiefs #chiefs

JobClub Maureen Reintjes

RIP Steve Jobs. "Steve Jobs: "Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward.." on Kansas City Metro Networking

overlookedpro Chris Knitter

Photo: I just found out Steve Jobs died today. (Taken with Instagram at Kansas City Public Library:

jraywoody Jeremiah Woodring

Headed to Kansas City and typing this tweet on an iPad...thanksSteve Jobs..

And fellow Kansans, members of Westboro Baptist Church tweeted their reactions to Steve Jobs passing:

Margie Phelps, the daughter of Westboro Church's founder was among the Phelps family members to use Apple products to Tweet about the death of the Apple co-founder.

"Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin," Margie tweeted Wednesday night on her iPhone.

The irony in this is that if she and the Westboro church feel this strongly, then why would they use Job's "devil tools?" But church member, Shirley Phelps-Roper wrote, "God used Steve Jobs to create amazing STUFF for WBC to preach."

The Topeka, Kan. based church is mostly made up of Phelps family members but has risen to international infamy because of their funeral protests of celebrities and American soldiers. Yeah, unfortunately they are 40 miles from Kansas City.

At the time of this article, #WestboroBaptistChurch is a top trending story on Twitter along other trends such as #iSad, #ThankYouSteveJobs, #StayHungry and #ThinkDifferently.

I wrote my own personal response on Facebook and then extended it on my own website:


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