Several teachers in Cincinnati, Ohio have refused to sign a contract banning support for gays.

Part of the Cincinnati Archdiocese's teacher contract prohibits “public support of or homosexual lifestyle.”

According to NBC affiliate WLWT, a lay Catholic group has launched a billboard campaign to protest the contract's expanded morality clause.

Twelve billboards scattered throughout the community ask, “Would Pope Francis sign the new Catholic teacher contract?”

Roughly 14 months ago, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati removed an assistant principal for expressing his support for marriage equality.

Mike Moroski wrote in a January 27, 2013 post that he believes “that gay people SHOULD be allowed to marry.”

“Ethically, morally and legally I believe this. I spend a lot of my life trying to live as a Christian example of love for others, and my formation at Catholic grade school, high school, 3 Catholic Universities and employment at 2 Catholic high schools has informed my conscience to believe that gay marriage is NOT something of which to be afraid,” Moroski wrote.

Two teachers told WLWT that they would not sign the new contract.

The Cincinnati Archdiocese, however, said Monday that it was standing by its decision.

“The archbishop [Dennis M. Schnurr] does not believe that any further meeting regarding the teacher-minister contract is warranted,” director of Human Resources Robert Reid said.