On Tuesday night the Rev Paulo Ieriko met with the HERO organisers and agreed that compensation would be paid.
On Wednesday the Rev Jim White, of the the All Saints Anglican Church in Ponsonby Rd, offered to put up the billboard in the grounds of the church. On Thursday the billboard was installed with the words emBarrassment, homOphobia, inTolerance, bigoTry, ignOrance and discriMination patched over the damaged image of the man. The word BOTTOM was spelt down using the above words.
Mr White said that the billboard was "still on about safe sex but it now confronts other, deeper issues in our society."
By the end of the week All Saints Church had received a number of calls generally supporting the decision to take the poster. The most difficult calls had come from Christians who quoted from the Scriptures to back their opposition to the church's support of a safe sex advertisment aimed at the gay community.