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Westboro Church Plans To Protest Cory Monteith's Funeral

Cory Monteith at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in January 2013. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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While most people were taking to Twitter to mourn the sudden death of Glee star Cory Monteith, the Westboro Baptist Church brazenly announced their delight that the actor was dead.

Calling Monteith a "fag enabler" for his role as a friend of Chris Colfer's gay character, Kurt, the tasteless tweet announced the actor had been struck down by a "mad raging god."

Even worse, they tweeted "Praise God Almighty" about Monteith's death to Glee cast members. Other tweets called his death "well-deserved." They also wished that Monteith's grieving girlfriend Lea Michele would "kill herself as well, then the wedding can go on as planned IN HELL!"

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The group, which is based in Topeka, Kansas, has previously announced pickets of the vigil held for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Taylor Swift; Ryan James Yezak, the L.A. filmmaker who organized a nationwide "gay blood drive;" and—just today—Ryan Lewis and Macklemore.
No plans have been announced for Monteith's funeral. Since he is from Canada, the church group is unlikely to take their protest across the border since a 2008 incident in which they entered Canada to spread their message of hate at the funeral of a 22-year-old who was murdered on a Greyhound bus prompted the Canadian Border Patrol not to let anyone in with signs or pamphlets from the church, according to the Huffington Post.

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