Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler sent out a tweet this week to express a simple thought: "Congrats to Jason Collins."
Butler, as many current and former professional athletes did, was acknowledging Collins for coming out as the first active gay player in the four major American professional sports. But because of those four words posted to Twitter, Butler, who does speaking engagements at churches across the state of Wisconsin, now has one fewer church on his schedule after its pastor was outraged over the tweet.
"I got a phone call, and one of the ladies from the church said, Did you congratulate some gay person?" the four-time Pro Bowl selection explained to FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Wednesday. "I said, Yeah!' I thought she was happy about it. I told her I congratulated Jason Collins for coming out. She said, Ohhhh, that's not good because I don't think the pastor wants you to talk about that in your speech.'"
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