OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A group in Oklahoma found itself in some hot water after posting a picture on Facebook showing two men with rifles standing next to a rainbow-colored target. Along with the photo was a caption that read "new high visibility targets on the 500 yard range."
"I think for many gay men and women in the state of Oklahoma, we feel as if we walk around as targets," said Scott J. Hamilton, an Advocate for the LGBT Community.
The photo was meant to promote the group's upcoming race known as the "Run 'n Gun" a biathlon that combines running and shooting. Organizers of the event say the whole thing was just a joke.
"He assures us that it wasn't meant as a threat. It was a situation where I don't think the people doing it understood social media or how bad their joke was," said Troy Stevenson of Freedom Oklahoma.
Organizers also say that some people complained in the past that they couldn't see the targets, so the colorful one was their response.
"You could definitely tell by reading the comments that they were trying to make a joke out of this, but once again, it was going way too far," Stevenson said.
The post has since been taken down.