This Is Why The WBC Is Listed As A Hate Group: Truly Vile Tweets About Glee Star’s Death

WBC's Twitter account sourced from The New Civil Rights Movement

WBC’s Twitter account sourced from The New Civil Rights Movement

Even if you are not a Gleek – a fan of the TV show, Glee – the news about one of its stars was very sad. Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 13th. On Tuesday, the B.C. Coroner’s Service released a statement about their investigation:

“At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident. Mr. Monteith’s family has been made aware of the circumstances surrounding the death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

The 31-year-old actor had a history of addiction, stating that he had started drinking and using drugs since he was 13. He had, in his own words, “a serious problem” with drugs. His family and friends staged an intervention when Monteith was 19 and he entered rehab, then moved to the tiny B.C. town on Nanaimo and started working in construction. He found an acting coach and eventually ended up in the Emmy-winning show, Glee. He had found himself getting into trouble with drugs again recently and admitted himself to a rehab facility in April. Friends and family say that Monteith was happy and healthy. Then, this.

Among those mourning Monteith’s death is his fiancée Lea Michelle, a fellow cast member of Glee. As we can all imagine, she is heartbroken. Which makes what the Westboro Baptist Church did all the more ugly. In a truly vile attack via Twitter, a representative of WBC sent this out to the grieving girl:

Will @msleamichele kill herself as well? Then the wedding can go on as planned IN HELL! — invites for all their fans!

The picture this Tweet linked to is the one at the top of this story. I cannot imagine how anyone could think that this is acceptable in any way. Seriously? Hinting that Ms. Michelle should kill herself? That was the worst, in my opinion, but take a look at this batch of disgusting Tweets to other Glee cast members and about Cory Monteith’s death.

Truly disgusting. These anti-Christians say that they will be picketing Cory Monteith’s funeral. Well, they say that they will. They have announced pickets before and not shown up. Let’s hope that this is one of those instances. If not, I am sure that there are plenty of Gleeks who will be happy to block the WBC’s foul signs and repugnant presence.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the WBC as an anti-gay hate group, calling them “the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America.” And with good reason. They are a cult, whose fringe beliefs barely hew to Calvinist doctrine. Their dogma that only a few will be “chosen” and everyone else will burn in Hell is so far outside actual Christian – even evangelical – teachings that almost every other Christian denomination holds them in contempt. Really, I have to go to my thesaurus to find enough different synonyms for “vile” when I write about them. So why write about them at all?

I have two reasons: 1) to keep track of where they say they will be so their signs and shouts can be blocked by counter-protestors and guardians, and 2) I feel it is important to keep their loathsome philosophy squarely in the cross-hairs so that we do not become complacent about them. These people are not Christians. They are the wolves, the false prophets that Matthew warned of. I firmly believe (since I hold that what each of us believe of the afterlife is what we shall find) that when Fred Phelps shuffles off this mortal coil he is in for a huge surprise… and a very hot eternity.

In the meantime, among human beings, we join Cory Monteith’s family, friends and fans in morning his loss. May his memory be honored and may he rest in peace.