The hate-mongers of the Westboro Church are out with their profane placards in Cupertino today, as we said they would be.
Right now, they’re outside Cupertino High School, where Justin Li snapped this pic of a counter protester dressed in all black (is that a Jobsian turtleneck?) and sneakers with a sign making a mockery of the church member’s display.
Later, Westboro has said it will try to ruin the Steve Jobs memorial service by brandishing the same trademark awfulness outside Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
But Apple fans are on the case. As you can see in the picture above, Apple fans are uniting to counter-protest Westboro’s homophobic, hate-filled picketing.
We don’t think even the counter-protesting is what Steve would have wanted, but you can hardly fault Apple fans for their anger. The memory of Steve Jobs’ legacy is widely cherished, and it is revolting that Westboro is trying to spread their off-topic bile through his memorial service.
In a rambling online statement, the church cited the immorality of “some nerdy people possessing ONLY what God loaned them for a very short while, have stolen God’s glory and given it to themselves.”
Earlier, the church announced plans to picket Jobs’ funeral on October 6 – via an iPhone.
We’ll keep you posted as events unfold.
Via Justin Li.