Westboro Baptist Church to picket Cory Monteith's funeral

As the world mourns the loss of actor Cory Monteith, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church has other plans in mind.

The organisation announced on Sunday that they will be picketing the late Glee actor's funeral, describing him as a perpetuator of Chris Colfer's role as a gay teenager on the hit show.

The church tweeted all cast members of the show, saying "Praise God Almighty" that Monteith was dead.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, one of the church's main spokespeople, said her organisation is "GLEE-ful over God's righteous judgment".

The Westboro Baptist Church is one of the world's best known hate groups, having actively picketed the funerals of fallen soldiers as well as victims of school shootings.

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