A South Carolina mayor has defended posting an anti-gay rant on Facebook.

Responding to a North Carolina county official's recent decision to accept marriage applications from gay and lesbian couples, West Union Mayor Linda Oliver said that “queers” don't need a marriage license.

(Related: North Carolina official accepts gay couple's marriage license request.)

“What's it gonna take these queers to realize they don't need a piece of paper. God will not bless their union because He plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to get your stuff when you die? Make a will.”

Despite deleting the post, Oliver told Fox Carolina that she stood by her remarks.

“All I can say is if people want to crucify me, that's fine. I know that following Jesus, I'm going to be crucified,” said Oliver, who runs the 300-person town. “I don't want [gay nuptials] rammed down my throat.”

A Facebook page calling for Oliver's ouster had 464 friends as of Thursday.

“I have apologized, it's on there if people would just read the feed,” Oliver said. “They're focusing on the word [queer] and I apologized for that. If people would read the whole thing they'll see that I plainly said I will not say that anymore, I'll say homosexual.”