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Church Cancels Speech After Speaker Congratulates Jason Collins

LeRoy Butler took a stand on behalf of Collins.

LeRoy Butler played for the Green Bay Packers from 1990-2001. Since retiring, he’s made speaking appearances through his foundation.

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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

Only god can judge,

— leap36 (@leroy butler)

Only god can judge,— leroy butler

Butler may have been inspired by Collins, but now he’s an inspiration as well.

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