St. Francis Xavier in Acushnet, Massachusetts, has done what churches often do to espouse their beliefs: put up a sign. I don’t know when placards replaced going out and evangelizing, but here we are.
Anyway, the church put up a “Two men are friends, not spouses” sign, and now they’re upset that other people are upset at the sign.
“That’s what the church teaches,” O’Connor said in an interview with CBS Boston. “We understand people disagree with us, but we do it out of love. We never said we hate anybody.”
Now, however, churchgoers have been forced to take the sign down due to protests from the public, and they’re also keeping an extra eye out on their church because they’ve received a threat to burn the church down. Was is all really worth it?