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Church cancels event with former Packer because he supported Jason Collins on Twitter

Some genius in charge of an unidentified church in Wisconsin was about to shell out $8,500 to have former Packers safety Leroy Butler come and speak to the congregation.

Church cancels event with former Packer because he supported Jason Collins on Twitter

In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, poses during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. In a first-person article posted Monday on Sports Illustrated´s website, Collins became the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. The interview aired on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless)
In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, poses during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. In a first-person article posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website, Collins became the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. The interview aired on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless)

Some genius in charge of an unidentified church in Wisconsin was about to shell out $8,500 to have former Packers safety Leroy Butler come and speak to the congregation. That't not the worst part, though. That event was thrown aside due to the fact that Butler tweeted his support of Jason Collins.

On Monday, Collins became the first active professional athlete in a major sport to come out of the closet. In wake of the announcement, Butler tweeted, "Congrats to Jason Collins." Then, according to Butler's subsequent tweets, he received word that the church was using a "moral clause" to back out of his contract. [h/t Deadspin]

FYI 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, 2013
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