Westboro Baptist Church Vows To Picket Cory Monteith’s Funeral
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The controversial Westboro Baptist Church is vowing to picket the impending funeral of ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith.
Monteith, 31, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday and the British Columbia Coroner’s office Tuesday determined he died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
While he had a series of guest roles, Monteith shot to stardom with his role as Finn Hudson, a football player-turned-chorus singer on the hit FOX show.
The Kansas-based church, which is vehemently opposed to same-sex relationships and has even been known to picket soldiers’ funerals, took to Twitter to blast out a series of hateful messages at the cast of ‘Glee’.
“PRAISE GOD ALMIGHTY for killing Cory Monteith — a wicked f**-enabling sinner! Westboro Baptist Church to picket his funeral,” the church wrote to Chris Colfer, who plays gay chorus member Kurt Hummel, as well as several other cast members.
Monteith, who starred alongside on- and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele, was open about his struggles with addiction. He had even checked into a rehab facility earlier this year.