A Milledgeville, Georgia pastor is defending posting a sign outside of his church which reads “Homosexuality is a death worthy crime.”

Robert Lee, the pastor at the Society for the Ten Commandments Church, told WGXA that he is simply quoting the Bible.

“Homosexuality is an abomination, and the Bible says that homosexuality is a death worthy crime,” Lee said.

Lee's sign coincides with Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing in a case challenging gay marriage bans in four states.

“The institution of marriage was instituted by God and it should not be changed by people who deserve not to live. Before I accept homosexuality, I will die,” Lee added.

Robert Owens told the outlet that he was offended by the message.

“If it said being bald or blind or short or fat or blue-eyed or red headed, if any of those were death worthy crimes, if they were causing people to think, 'Wow, those people really need to die,' that's a terrible thing. That's crossing the line,” he said.

Lee has posted anti-gay signs in the past, including one that read, “Gays and Lesbians are disgraces to humanity!”