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These six words sparking a local controversy.
Stemming from a national debate over gay marriage Stephen.
Two men are friends not spouses basically the proper relationship for the best relationship between two men is one of friendship.
And not marriage the -- sparked outrage on the Saint Francis Xavier FaceBook page.
One woman wrote as a member I'm highly disgusted and embarrassed by your side.
It's mind boggling to me that you would go from your previous message for Mother's Day to something as disrespectful as this.
But at mass this morning parishioners.
Back the side.
We believe marriage is between a man and a woman I feel that.
This is our church teaching.
Employee of the church stepped posted a sign says that a lot of national attention given to gay marriage recently with everyone up to the president expressing his opinion.
It -- -- desire to ensure that the church's unwavering attention on homosexuality.
Was clear and understood.
And at the same time I saw the church's position being maligned -- -- people saying things and misrepresenting the church's position.
And so I decided to put the sign up but the sign didn't stay up for long.
A day later and while we -- the air the fox -- -- 5 morning news but change.
The signs switched to a church announcement but not before phone threats were made we just listened to a voicemail message to have basically.
Someone called we've.
Just everywhere -- come -- of the -- was profanity.
And they basically stated that anything bad on the church should burn down.
He admits a previous signpost in the past about psychics received backlash but nothing like the voice mails and FaceBook messages from the sign.
Two men -- friends not spouses.
In a -- it Brett Connolly -- 45 news.
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