9 Mar 2016

Auckland church billboard protests Trump

4:07 pm on 9 March 2016

God's keeping an eye on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, via a church in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

The billboard erected by St Luke's in Remuera, Auckland.

The billboard erected by St Luke's in Remuera, Auckland. Photo: St Luke's, Remuera

St Luke's has put up an easter billboard with a cartoon image of Trump looking at Jesus Christ nailed to a cross, while holding a hammer in his hand with a caption saying "I don't like losers".

The church's minister, Glynn Cardy, said it was taking aim at a candidate known for calling a wide variety of people losers because Trump's views were in direct contradiction to the message of Jesus.

Mr Cardy says Mr Trump's comments about Muslims, Mexicans and women were offensive to Christianity.

He said the billboard would be up as long as the issue of Mr Trump's candidacy remains undecided.

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