Westboro Baptist Church to Protest 'Glee' Star Cory Monteith's Funeral

Following Monteith's overdose death, the anti-gay hate group is tweeting homophobic comments and taunting mourning girlfriend Lea Michele
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Glee actor Cory Monteith's death from heroin and alcohol overdose on Saturday is no cause for celebration, but that's exactly what the Westboro Baptist Church is doing. Ugh. The Kansas City-based church/freak show is now posting a barrage of homophobic tweets and vowing to protest his funeral.

"PRAISE GOD ALMIGHTY for killing wicked f-g-enabling sinner #CoryMonteith!" the anti-gay hate group tweeted. They tweeted the same message at a handful of Glee actors, too, including Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch.

The "church" added, "Westboro praises God for his righteous judgments. Hell won't be gleeful for #CoryMonteith - he taught millions to sin."

Westboro is also taunting Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele. "Will @msleamichele kill herself as well? Then the wedding can go on as planned IN HELL! — invites for all their fans!" 

Since premiering in 2009, Glee has supported the LGBTQ community by hiring gay actors and writing gay characters into starring roles. The show even embraced drag queen terminology by covering Scissor Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki."

No word yet on official funeral details. So far, it's only known to be held in Canada, where the singer/actor was born and died last weekend. Michele is helping plan the arrangements with Monteith's family.


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