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05/01/2013 12:40 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Wisconsin Church Allegedly Cancels Appearance by LeRoy Butler, Former NFL Player, After His Tweet of Support for Jason Collins

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After NBA player Jason Collins came out this week, there was a flood of support for his courageous move. Everyone from his family members to President Barack Obama and the first lady publicly showed their support.

Of course, there were detractors, as there always are, but they were most definitely in the minority. Breitbart blogger Ben Shapiro asserted that Collins shouldn't be considered a "hero" for coming out. Shapiro found himself on the same side as the Westboro Baptist Church, who announced that they'd picket NBA games.

And right on cue, a church in Wisconsin seems to have shown its true (intolerant and ignorant) colors. Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler says that he was scheduled to speak at the church, but that when the church found out that he had tweeted, "Congrats to Jason Collins," they cancelled his appearance.

Butler took to Twitter to tell the story:

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