A.J. Perkins, a marketing representative for the website, arrangementfinders.com, finds that hard to believe.
"They actually own the sign; they approve what goes up," he said. "Otherwise, it would have been a lot more risque, trust me."
Perkins notes that the Toronto-based website is "family-friendly," but his definition refers only to the fact that outright nudity is prohibited on the site. The home page greets visitors with shapely, lingerie-clad legs framing a would-be paying customer and the tagline "Intimacy with a Twi$t."
A group of Port Richmond third-graders from St. George Catholic School, which is close to the billboard near the Castor Avenue exit, protested the sign last week.
Crescentia DeGoede, pastor at Philadelphia Unification Church, said that her group advised the company three days ago that it was going to stage a protest, after Steen representatives refused to meet with area religious leaders.
"They don't have to use [arrangementfinders]," said DeGoede. "They can do business with anybody."
The sign's four-week lease ends in a few days, and Hamilton said that Steen doesn't plan to renew it. Church leaders said that they aren't convinced and that Steen previously told them that it couldn't guarantee that a similar sign wouldn't go back up later.
Perkins said that he couldn't speak to the future of the sign but that it had triggered a 600 percent increase in members from the area over the past few weeks.
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