Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 5/1/13
A Wisconsin church has cancelled a scheduled appearance by former Green Bay Packers safety Leroy Butler after Butler sent a tweet congratulating Jason Collins on his decision to become openly gay. Apparently, the church received news of Butler's "controversial" stance and proceeded to immediately sever any future ties with the four-time Pro Bowler.Naturally, Butler provided the details of the situation on Twitter.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 (@leap36) May 1, 2013Then 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 (@leap36) May 1, 2013FYI 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 (@leap36) May 1, 2013Butler, who played all 12 of his NFL seasons in Green Bay, later tweeted "only God can judge."Via Deadspin
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