A New Zealand Presbyterian church has blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with an Easter billboard depicting Trump calling Jesus a “loser” at the crucifixion. The Community of Saint Luke in Remuera also made the point of calling out Trump’s constant depictions of himself as a “winner,” while calling others “losers,” by reminding Christians that Christ was rejected by society and died broke without any money.

 “For those of us at St Luke’s, the cross is about politics. Jesus was killed – violently, publically and shamefully – because he spoke truth to power and confronted the leaders of his day about their treatment of the outcasts,” said Glynn Cardy, a minister at Saint Luke’s.

“To the Trumps of his day, and to those who see winners as having money and power, the Jesus of the Bible was a loser who associated with those rejected by society. And he died broke,” Cardy added. READ MORE