Politicians have supported the decision to fly the rainbow flag outside Burntwood Library.
Criticism was levelled at the move on social media with one poster describing it as “un-Christian” and asking for it to be removed.
But a number of local political figures stepped in to condemn the now-deleted comments.
Cllr Rob Birch, a member of Burntwood Town Council and Lichfield District Council, said:
“They fly the flag because they can and should – if you don’t like it then your non-attendance at the library is unlikely to be missed.
“Come to think of it, your non-attendance in Burntwood would be welcome. There is no place here for small-minded bigotry.”Cllr Rob Birch
MP Michael Fabricant said:
“God teaches us to love and be tolerant to one another.
“The rainbow flag is an expression of love – straight or gay.
“Good on you, Burntwood Library.”Michael Fabricant MP
Cllr Darren Ennis said he was “proud” to see the flag flying above the town’s library.
“We live in a country with freedom of expression. If a person loves a person then brilliant – we need more love in this world, not hatred.
“I for one am proud this flag is flying.”Cllr Darren Ennis