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Thu May 2, 2013, 12:12 PM

LeRoy Butler gets it right

NFL notes: Church cancels former Packer safety’s speech after he backs gay NBA player

Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler had a speaking engagement at a Wisconsin church apparently canceled, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, after he sent a message of support for NBA player Jason Collins, who announced this week that he is gay.

After sending a four-word message on Twitter — “Congrats to Jason Collins” — Butler got a call from a member of the church where he was to give an anti-bullying presentation this summer. Butler was told the church would cancel his presentation unless he removed the tweet, apologized and asked for God’s forgiveness.

“They said, ‘If you ask for forgiveness and remove the tweet and you say something to the effect that you don’t congratulate [Collins], then we’ll let you do the engagement and get the speaker’s fee [of $8,500],’ and I said I’m not doing that,” Butler said.

Butler told the church’s pastor that this “form of bullying” was an example of the kind of treatment he had planned to talk about at the church.


I'd give anything to find out which church this is.

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joeybee12 May 2013 #1

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Thu May 2, 2013, 01:02 PM

1. Yup...good for him...


And it's amazing that 4 simple words could set off the whistless and bells in the bigoted church leader's mind.

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