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.

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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.

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