First there was no room at the inn, now the Queensland Government want to shut Jesus out of schools.

Children should be free to talk about Jesus in the playground, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

ACL Queensland Director Wendy Francis was responding to reports today that Queensland Education bureaucrats had instructed principals to take action against children who talked about Jesus or gave out Christmas cards in primary schools.

“It is hard to understand what is so dangerous about Jesus that the Queensland Government has to ban children from talking about him, even at Christmas time.

“Are they worried kids will start living out the values of the Sermon on the Mount?”

Ms Francis called on Education Minister Kate Jones to rescind the new rules.

“School should be a safe place for kids to talk about Jesus without worrying that they will get in trouble from the teacher.”