Minnesota for Marriage, the group working to approve the state's proposed gay marriage ban, has denied responsibility for a Facebook post which condones death for gay men and lesbians, claiming the group's account was hacked.

The post included the Bible verse Leviticus 20:13.

“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

Saying he “won't be intimidated,” Andy Parrish, the group's deputy campaign manager, tweeted on Wednesday morning that his online accounts were hacked and “garbage” was posted on the Facebook page of Minnesota for Marriage.

“My Twitter, Facebook, @gmail.com @me.com were all hacked and garbage was posted on the Minnesota For Marriage FB. I won't be intimidated,” he messaged.

“There's always somebody in this game that wants to inflict or inject a hateful, divisive message, and that's what happened here,” Chuck Darrell, communications director for Minnesota for Marriage, told Talking Points Memo. “We've been running our message for over a year now, and it's been a very pro-family, pro-children, pro-marriage message, and promoting respectful discussion. We'll be searching for the person who committed this act and we're prosecuting them to the full extend of the law.”

In the post's comments, at least one response was attributed to the account of Minnesota for Marriage.

When a user named Brad Michael asked, “So, should gay people be put to death?” Minnesota for Marriage answered, “Brad – No one can deny the Word of God.”