'Pedophiles are people' sign posted near school

A KATU viewer sent us a picture of the sign. (KATU)

WEST LINN, Ore. (KATU) - A disturbing sign showed up in a local neighborhood, and people are wondering who would put it up.

It says, "Pedophiles are people too.”

The sign was hung up around Willamette Primary School.

One thing that struck us, and people on social media, was that the background looked like a gay pride flag.

We spoke to folks at the Q center in Portland.

"It's just very clear that this message was meant to stigmatize and stereotype LGBTQ people," said Cameron Whitten, Q Center executive director. "At a time when we are facing homophobia, transphobia, it is not helpful for these kinds of harmful messages to be disseminated out."

Neighbors told KATU they took the sign down.

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