The St Matthew-in-the City church in Auckland erected the billboard, depicting a cartoon drawing of Jesus nailed to the cross, saying, "Well this sucks. I wonder if they'll remember anything I said."
Graffiti, including biblical scripture, was scrawled on the billboard on Saturday morning.
The Reverend Clay Nelson told Radio New Zealand: "We have to work on an alternative, and we'll put it up as soon as we can, but in the mean time we'll let the defacing speak. It speaks to the fact that intolerance in religion is one of the things that kills religion."
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