Missouri man displays "SLAVES 4 SALE" sign in neighborhood

LIBERTY, Mo. (CNN) A sign advertising "SLAVES 4 SALE" in a Missouri neighborhood is causing outrage.

People who live in the neighborhood near Liberty Plaza woke up to the sign hanging over a confederate flag on Richard Geisenheyner's home.

"If people actually believe that a confederate flag stands for slavery, well, I might as well be just as stupid as they are," says Geisenheyner.

He says the sign is a reaction to being treated like a racist because he flies a confederate flag in front of his home.

But Geisenheyner says he's not a racist.

"If I would be selling slaves, I'd have to sell one of my grandchildren," said Geisenheyner.

He says the sign was meant to make a political statement.

"It is for people that are tired of the government telling them what to do and what to think. that is what a southern rebel is," says Geisenheyner.

But some of Geisenheyner's neighbors are highly offended by his sign.

"I am going to tell you why it's offensive to me. I remember the signs on the wall that says, 'white only.' I'm that old. I remember the signs on the wall that says, 'Negros only entrance here.'"

The sign has since been taken down.