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US: Church cancels former NFL player’s speech over congratulatory tweet to Jason Collins

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  1. Wow. Can’t you just feel all that Christian lurve a-floating around?

  2. Good man. Unlike the hate filled church that cancelled him.

  3. G-d bless you LeRoy

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2013, 8:05pm

    Religion doing what it does best, spreading hate. Vile, disgusting! It ought to be banned from civilised societies, criminalised for incitement to hate.

    1. Seen many Buddhists spreading hate lately? Not all religions are founded on “hate those who are different to you”, and plenty of people manage to hate perfectly well without any religion behind it at all. People can twist all sorts of things into an excuse to hate, such as political ideologies, or feminism. It’s extremism and those who twist an ideology/philosophy/religion to fit their pre-existing bigotries that are the problem, not the fact of having an ideology/philosophy/religion itself.

      1. Try Burma

        1. Beat me to it by a second!

      2. Actually, the violence by so-called Buddhists against the Muslim minority in one part of Burma/Myanmar and in some parts of Sri Lanka is rather worrying.

  5. I am not rabidly anti-religion (although I believe they are all equally misguided) but in what universe can any religion object to a message as innocuous as “Congrats to Jason Collins”? To then breach a valid contract claiming the message violates a “morals clause” moves this “church” into wingnut territory.

    Gay-hating religionists are alive and well in the US of A.

  6. That There Other David 2 May 2013, 10:12am

    People like LeRoy Butler are worth a thousand of that Wisconsin preacher. Apparently he believes $8500 is the price of a man’s conscience. Well done Mr. Butler for publicising this. The preacher hasn’t been named, but his church members will know exactly who he is.

  7. When are rational people going to reject this form of hate-filled religion once and for all? Why can’t they see the selectivity and hypocricy in it? The bible is FULL of so-called ‘sins’ yet the chritian Taliban keep concentrating on THIS one. Why are they not advocating a return of slavery and the burning of withches – both of which are condoned by the bible. This kind of religious belief is silly and childish and FULL of contradictions and, in my book, it’s only the simple-minded who would continue to support such a vile organsiation.

  8. Jock S. Trap 2 May 2013, 12:47pm

    I always find it funny how democratically election politicians supporting Marriage Equality are kin to a dictatorship by the Church and yet here we have proof of the Church and there willingness to have complete control over there own!!

  9. Scott Larsen 3 May 2013, 1:45pm

    These church people, a minority for sure, are direct descendants to the Southern (and others like my grade school friend’s father in my hometown in Washington state) church-going people who were just as vehement against blacks and the Civil Rights struggle in the 1960s. This time in this Age of Information we will have a record of all these homophobes as a future lesson against hate.

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