The funeral for Apple co-founder and long-time CEO Steve Jobs will be today -- on Friday, according to a report. The service will be private, and there will be no public funeral or service, reported The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper quotes a "person familiar with the matter" who said it is characterized as a "small private gathering. They would not say when it would take place or where -- only that was Friday. Jobs died on Wednesday following a long battle with illness. He had undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer and also had a liver transplant. The controversial Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas said on Wednesday it planned to picket Jobs' funeral, if a public service were hold. The church is known for picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers and public figures. The small independent church has an anti-gay stance among other controversial positions
(CBS) - The friends and family and close friends at Steve Jobs' funeral will apparently be joined by the serial funeral protesters of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Yes, the Westboro Baptist Church - the Kansas-based organization with a history of holding controversial and politically inflammatory protests - has announced that its members plan to picket the Apple co-founder's funeral, according to CBS affiliate WTSP
While protesting the funeral of a notable figure is nothing new for the controversial Kansas church, there was a touch of irony as the announcement came "via Twitter for iPhone."