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The Westboro Baptist Church is drawing a link between Monday's devastating Oklahoma tornado and NBA star Kevin Durant's support for Jason Collins.

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After Collins came out as gay in SI this spring, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant was one of many players to praise his courage and offer support.

According to the WBC, OKC is now paying the price.

Fred Phelps Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps and the brother of Shirley Phelps-Roper, tweeted the following messages:

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The Westboro Baptist Church, in response to Jason Collins coming out as gay this week, says it plans to protest a couple of NBA Playoff games.

Because, apparently, God hates the NBA.

Or #GodH8sTheNBA in Twitter parlance.

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The WBC concludes this, of course, because they really do not like homosexuality, and Collins just became the first openly gay player in major U.S. team sports.

Therefore, they will picket Wednesday’s Game 5 between Oklahoma City and Houston, and tomorrow night’s Game 6 between Chicago and Brooklyn.

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Athletes, politicians and fans alike generally and vocally offered support to Jason Collins Monday following the NBA player's decision to come out as gay.

Reactions weren't entirely positive, however.

In addition to NFL player Mike Wallace's insensitivity, ESPN reporter Chris Broussard played the Bible card and stated a dismissive take on homosexuality.

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"I'm a Christian," he said on Outside the Lines, echoing remarks he has made before on the topic. "I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin."

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