Last week we noted that former Packers safety Leroy Butler had been told not to come to a Wisconsin church where he had been scheduled to give a speech, because the church was upset Butler wrote a message on Twitter in support of openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. But this week Butler has found a church where he’s welcome.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Madison will have Butler in next month to talk to young people about bullying, which was the same message he was scheduled to give at the church appearance that was canceled.
“We are a religion that is about standing up next to those who are struggling, who are excluded, who are marginalized,” St. Dunstan’s Rector Miranda Hassett told NBC 15 in Madison.
Butler, who delivers speeches to schools and church youth groups several times a year, is in the process of raising money to make a documentary about his anti-bullying efforts.