LeRoy Butler Tweeted Support of Jason Collins, and as a Result a Wisconsin Church Canceled His Upcoming Speaking Appearance


LeRoy Butler, the former All-Pro safety who played his entire 11-year career with the Green Bay Packers – he is credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap – tweeted his support of gay NBA free agent Jason Collins on Monday. This morning, Butler tweeted that a Wisconsin church wanted to cancel his upcoming speaking event because of his support for Collins.

Butler, who runs a foundation “dedicated to helping women going through breast cancer treatment obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing verses the financial impact to their families,” was told that if he deleted the tweet and apologized, he could have the event. Butler turned down that opportunity.

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