Today's Jewellers in St John's, Newfoundland recently placed a poster in its store window that reads, "The Sanctity of Marriage is Under Attack," with the line "Help Keep Marriage Between Man & Woman" underneath it.
Engaged couple Nicole White and Pam Renouf were alerted to the sign after they'd paid Today's Jewellers a deposit for their engagement rings. "It was really upsetting," White told CBC.
A friend of the couple's posted the sign on Facebook and it soon began to spread online. Jardon said he had to shut down the store's Facebook page "because of so many hate emails and phone calls and just, really nasty stuff."
In the end, the couple got their deposit back. "We have no negative feelings towards him, we found the poster disrespectful and inappropriate in his place of business therefore we decided not to support his business," White posted to Facebook.