The notorious Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to picket the funeral for Canadian actor Cory Monteith, the “Glee” star who passed away in a Vancouver hotel Saturday from a deadly mixture of heroin and alcohol.
The group took to Twitter, starting the hashtag #GodHatesGlee, and posted a series of gay-bashing comments about the dead star.
“Sign of the Day goes to…@msleamichele [Glee co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele] in light of #CoryMonteith’s untimely (yet well-deserved) demise,” the group tweeted on Sunday with a photo of a man holding a sign that reads, “Obey or perish.”
The group is also known for quoting scripture in attempts to loosely justify their hateful rhetoric.
“Ps 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. #EstrangedFromGod #CoryMonteith,” the church said, adding that “Hell won’t be gleeful” for Mr. Monteith.
“This shameful and vile display of hatred won’t overshadow the kindness and compassion Cory displayed in his unwavering commitment to equality for all,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz told The Hollywood Reporter. “Our thoughts remain with his family, cast members and friends during this difficult time.”
Monteith, 31, died Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room. An autopsy determined heroin and alcohol caused his death.