Jesus said the world would be opposed to Him. And here we are seeing it in a nation we would probably consider not so unlike our own--Australia. FaithWire reports that Australian government officials just introduced a policy banning Jesus' name from being uttered in public schools. This even includes students giving one another Christmas cards.
The policy writers claim that letting students talk about Jesus could “adversely affect the school’s ability to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.” Neil Foster, a religion and law professor, called the Department of Education’s requests “deeply concerning” and “possibly illegal.” But beyond illegal, Franklin Graham points out that the effort is ultimately fruitless, as every knee will eventually bow to the name of Jesus.
Other Australian leaders are opposed to the measure and have spoken out both in parliament and on social media. Fisher MP Andrew Wallace called the policy "ludicrous" and sent out this post.
It feels shocking to hear these about this targeted level of censorship specifically against Jesus in a Western nation. However, America might have seen something similar under a Hillary Clinton administration. And still, we are not out of the grasp of such religious intolerance. The left would love to see biblical values and the name of Jesus imprisoned, as Christian values oppose liberal pillars of homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion.
Graham recently also spoke out against this major magazine aimed at teens for its godless and obscene agenda. Do you agree with what he said about Australia's latest opposition to God? Do you think America could potentially see a similar policy in place? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thank you!