(WVTM/CNN/Meredith) -- An Alabama pastor is standing by his controversial sign targeting President Donald Trump and his supporters.

The sign outside of New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham reads "A black vote for Trump is mental illness."

On the other side, it reads, "A white vote for Trump is pure racism."

The church's pastor Michael Jordan is behind the sign.

He says he is encouraging people to not vote for Trump.

"God motivates me to take a stand for what's right," Jordan told WVTM. "Read the bible; if they call me a racist, look in the White House."

However, some people in the community are offended by the sign. Daxton Kirk, a self-proclaimed Trump supporter, says he shouldn’t feel unwelcomed at a church.

"You should not come into a building and feel that you are hated and diversified just because you came here to worship the lord," Kirk told WVTM.

Kirk said he has reached out to city hall in the hopes of having something done about the sign.

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I get that he/they may not like Trump, but it certainly is not mental illness to vote for this man who has dramatically improved the conditions for minorities to succeed. A more useful (and accurate) sign would read "a vote for a democrat is mental illness."

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