ACUSHNET (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Catholic church in Acushnet is stirring up controversy because of what's on a sign out front.
A sign outside of the Saint Francis Xavier Church Tuesday now reads "TWO MEN ARE FRIENDS NOT SPOUSES."
Someone who didn't agree left a rainbow colored balloon and a note that read "you may not be welcome in the church, but all people are welcome in this community! Spread LOVE not hate!"
The church sits directly across from the town hall and serves the Fall River Diocese.
Angry parishioners and residents took to the church's Facebook page to express their anger over the sign.
The church appears to stand by its position by posting articles and YouTube videos that support its views.