MADISON (WKOW) -- Former Packer LeRoy Butler says a scheduled church appearance has been canceled because of a message he posted on Twitter in support of NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.
WBAY-TV in Green Bay reports Butler tweeted the following message from his @leap36 account:
"Wow, I was schedule (sic) to speak at a church in WI, and a member said that the pastor wants to cancel my event, I said ok why?
"Then 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
"FYI the fee was 8500$, then when i was told if i remove the tweet, and apologize and ask god forgiveness, I can have the event, I said no,
"Only god can judge,"
Butler had tweeted "Congrats to Jason Collins" after the NBA player came out in a "Sports Illustrated" article.
Butler did not reveal the name of the church.