Gay radio hosts Craig Olsen and Robbie Laughlin have turned a defaced billboard for their program into a message of hope.

Olsen and Laughlin, hosts of The Craig & Robbie Hour, decided against replacing a billboard a second time after it was twice vandalized, opting instead for hiring local artist Jamie Ochoa to create what Olsen called a “message of hope.”

According to The Los Angeles Times, the billboard, located in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, was battered with rounds of white paintballs by vandals.

By creating religious symbols from the paint splattering, Ochoa altered the billboard into something closer to a mural.

“It is a billboard that you notice, and you especially notice it when it's been defaced,” said a local resident. “And if you noticed the billboard before, now you pause for a moment to think about what you're looking at.”

The men said they suspect the billboard was defaced as an anti-gay message.

“I felt like somebody has smacked me across the face and said, 'Get out,'” Olsen said. “But I wasn't going to roll over.”

“It's almost like my holiday card to my community,” he added.