Tech lovers everywhere are mourning the loss of Apple’s Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at 56 shortly after taking on a smaller role in the company.
The world right now is remembering a man most of us never knew, but whose products have taken on a cult-like following. It’s in that nature that Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will protest Jobs’ funeral.
NBC10 reports Westboro founder Fred Phelps’ daughter tweeted the news yesterday — from an iPhone: “Westboro will picket his funeral,” Phelps tweeted. “He had a huge platform; gave God no glory & taught sin.”
But locally, Jobs’ memory lives on positively. A single votive candle sat outside the Walnut Street Apple store Wednesday night after news of Jobs’ death, contained in a jar with, “Thank you Steve,” written on it.