On Monday, like many in both the sports and non-sports worlds, Butler’s thoughts turned to Jason Collins. He tweeted this:
Congrats to Jason Collins— leroy butler
And apparently, Butler says, a certain church in Wisconsin was not pleased.
Wow, I was schedule to speak at a church in WI, and a member said that the pastor wants to cancel my event, I said ok why?— leroy butler
Then I was told, because I said congrats to Jason Collins on twitter, I said really? we have a contract, he said check the moral cause,— leroy butler
FYI the fee was 8500$,then I was told if i removed the tweet, and apologize and ask god forgiveness, I can have the event, I said no,— leroy butler
Butler may have been inspired by Collins, but now he’s an inspiration as well.
- [Florida is bracing for tropical storm Erika, which is expected to hit the stat on Monday after tearing through Caribbean islands. At least 20 people have been killed. ›] (http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/at-least-5-people-are-missing-after-tropical-storm-erika-thr)
- And on the same day 10 years later, former U.S. President George W. Bush toured New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. ›
- Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault charges stemming from a 15-year-old former student's accusations that he raped her at St. Paul's School. ›