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Westboro Baptist Church Leader Announces Jobs Funeral Picket... From An iPhone

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The leader of a Topeka, Kansas church that has picketed at the funerals of American service members announced it will picket the funeral of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday. But, it's how they made the announcement that is getting the most attention.

Margie Phelps posted a message on Twitter shortly after the announcement of Jobs' death, saying:

"No peace for man who served self, not God. #hellgreetedhim Westboro must picket funeral. #warnliving MT @applenws: RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011."

What was ironic was that the message was posted using an iPhone, the device Jobs' company developed.

Jobs died Wednesday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 56. He and two others, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, founded Apple in 1976 and the first Macintosh computer was released in 1984.

He would later leave Apple to form NeXT Computer and would also purchase The Graphics Group, which later became Pixar -- the company behind the wildly popular Disney animated movies Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and many others.

He returned to Apple when the company purchased NeXT in 1998 and over the past decade the company revolutionized the music industry with iTunes and the iPod and the telecommunications industry with the iPhone and iPad.

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