Roughly a dozen demonstrators on Monday protested an event held in Canton, Ohio related to Gay Games 2014, a sports and cultural festival slated to take place next August in nearby Cleveland and Akron.

Holding signs which read “Gay Games Not Welcome Here” and “Darkness is no Substitution for Light,” the protesters lined the streets outside the Gervasi Vineyard where an informational event called Gay Games Buzz was taking place.

“Our understanding is the businessmen of the area are trying to decide how to cash in on this,” Keith Stephens, pastor at Grace Fellowship in Perry Township, told the “We are just here to say we have biblical values. Certainly, one of the thoughts is, 'Come on guys, just for the dollar?' We are certainly more comfortable if our community wouldn't encourage this.”

Christopher Kuhn, who helped organize the event, said that the Gay Games were “about acceptance.”

“The Gay Games is open to all participants. They have the vision of inclusion and diversity. I would think this area would be privileged to be hosting such an event,” Kuhn said.