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NFL player LeRoy Butler: As a role model, I can’t take back my congratulations to Jason Collins

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  1. Good on him and well done for up for Jason Collins.

    Sport really does need a lot more role models like this guy!

  2. Liam the God 3 May 2013, 2:47pm

    Nice one, LeRoy!

  3. He should ask that church why it is so obsessed with homosexuality when there are SO MANY other so-called ‘sins’ equally disapproved of in that old book. Maybe if they are forced to explain their weird selectivity, they can be made to understand that their discrimination and hatred is totally irrational and hypocritical … and we can all move on – hopefully without vile religious homophobia continuing to pollute society.

    1. He should sue the pants of them for cancelling.

      It explains why they have a bullying problem.

  4. Good man!

  5. Well done Mr Butler, and well done for pointing out the hypocrisy of being asked to speak against bullying yet being bullied into making a retraction or else lose the chance to speak (and the resulting fee)

  6. Marcwebbo3 3 May 2013, 4:53pm

    What a great man sticking to his word….LeRoy we need more like you….you should name and shame this church though

  7. Midnighter 4 May 2013, 12:08am

    I’d love to know why he is withholding the name of the church. If they’ve take an moral ‘godly stand, they have nothing to be ashamed of (in their view) and couldn’t object.

    Or could it be that LeRoy is concerned about a backlash for any further bad (if factually accurate) PR he might cause for them?

  8. dorset bob 4 May 2013, 11:14pm

    What a guy ! He may not want to name the church but his going public with his story will have a big impact anyway. More role models like him are refusing to be bullied by religeon and are listening to their concience instead.

  9. Mark Cross 5 May 2013, 3:17am

    Matthew Shepard was killed in Wyoming, not Wisconsin.

  10. Good for Butler! If I had a church and/or the money to pay him to speak, I certainly would do that.

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