Celebrities took to Twitter this weekend to express grief over the news of 31-year-old Glee star Cory Monteith’s death. A number of his friends, costars, and other industry professionals remembered him as smart, sensitive, and extremely talented, while many gay fans reminded us of his unwavering support for the LGBT community.
The pain of this tragic loss unfortunately wasn’t shared by everyone, as media whore Shirley Phelps-Roper joined the conversation on Twitter to preach vile nonsense and secure her title as the world’s most worthless sack of shit.
In the hours after news of Monteith’s death broke, Roper tweeted via the Westboro Baptist Church to announce that the group would be picketing the actor’s funeral, claiming he was “struck down by raging mad God” for working as a “fag enabler” alongside Chris Colfer, who stars as the show’s openly gay teenager.
Roper, who expressed joy for the death of children in Oklahoma’s recent tornados and the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, then took the time to tweet individual members of the Glee cast to “Praise God Almighty” for the untimely death of their co-star.
But if Monteith’s funeral happens in his native Canada, the Westboro Baptist Church may not even be allowed in the country. The group was turned away at the border in 2008 after planning to protest the funeral of a 22-year-old murder victim, and has officially been banned from preaching anywhere in Great Britain.
Meanwhile, the White House bends over backward in order to protect them. Nice job, guys.