For release: March 31, 2010

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) today urged Sydney Royal Easter Show organisers to rethink their refusal to allow a ‘Jesus. All About Life’ stall at the Sydney Easter Show because of its religious nature.

“This is a family event held at the most sacred time of the year on the Christian calendar and one would have thought it was entirely appropriate to provide space for the Bible Society stall,” ACL NSW Director David Hutt said today.

“When was it decided that religion should be kept out of an Easter event and expunged from family activities?

“What a deplorable message to be sending out at Easter time.

“We urge the Show’s organisers, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, to change their decision on this and provide the Bible Society with the requested space,” Mr Hutt said.

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