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    Posted on May 1, 2013

    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?

    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,

    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,

    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,-- leroy butler

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