The Ten Commandments Church in Milledgeville, Georgia, recently posted a message on its church sign that stated, "Homosexuality Is A Death Worthy Crime. Leviticus 20:13."
Pastor Robert Lee proudly took responsibility for the sign, and told WGXA (video below), "Homosexuality is an abomination, and the Bible says that homosexuality is a death worthy crime."
Leviticus 20:13, a verse in the Bible, states, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
The sign became public around the same time the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not states should be allowed to ban gay marriage.
"The institution of marriage was instituted by God and it should not be changed by people who deserve not to live," Pastor Lee insisted.
Pastor Lee plans to keep posting his messages on the church sign, and added that gay people were not welcome in his church.
"It's not going to work. Before I accept homosexuality, I will die," Pastor Lee said.
However, Pastor Lee didn't mention some of the other "death worthy" crimes mentioned in the Bible: Not crying out during rape (women who are engaged), not being virgin on the wedding night (women only), picking up sticks on the Sabbath (one instance), worshipping other gods, witchcraft, blasphemy of God's name, cursing your father or mother and disobeying parents.