Jesus unwelcome in schoolyard crackdown in Queensland

Jesus unwelcome in schoolyard crackdown in Queensland, by Rebecca Urban.

Talking about Jesus, exchanging Christmas cards and encouraging Christianity have been targeted under an unofficial policy from education bureaucrats that takes aim at junior evangelists in Queensland primary school yards. …

“While not explicitly prohibited by the (legislation), nor referenced in the Religious Instruction (RI) policy, the department expects schools to take appropriate action if aware that students participating in RI are evangelising to students who do not,” says the department’s ­report into the GodSpace ­religious instruction materials, released earlier this year. …

Examples of evangelising cited in the review, as well as two earlier reviews into religious ­instruction providers, include sharing Christmas cards that refer to Jesus’s birth, creating Christmas tree decorations to give away and making beaded bracelets to give to friends “as a way of sharing the good news about Jesus”. …

The bureaucracy rules, ignoring the elected politicians. Promoters of the new left’s PC agenda, they don’t like Christians:

“The fact is, there are administrative guidelines that go beyond what the law requires,” Associate Professor Foster [who teaches religion and law at Newcastle University] said. “It’s really overreaching as far as bureaucratic orders go.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil