Emily Tan
Dec 19, 2011

"Satanic" church billboard in NZ draws global attention

AUCKLAND - Christian church St Matthew-in-the-City has once again drawn global attention and incited debate and vandalism with a controversial Christmas billboard.

The undamaged billboard outside St Matthew-in-the-city

The latest billboard, which depicts the Virgin Mary looking shocked at a positive pregnancy test strip, was created by Whybin TBWA Tequila Auckland and was aimed at raising discussion about Mary's circumstances as Christmas approaches. 

Within hours of the billboard's erection, it gained attention in both local and international news such as the UK's conservative Daily Mail and Telegraph

Yesterday the billboard was slashed with scissors by Catholic...

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