EU Observer: Atheists could attack galleries for showing religious art and witches could claim the right to use church halls under a draft EU equal rights law, the Roman Catholic church has warned.
The EU bill aims to curtail discrimination on grounds of religion, disability, age or sexual preference in social situations not covered by existing labour law, such as renting properties.
The directive could enter into force in 2011 if member states give unanimous approval in discussions planned for November by the Swedish EU presidency.
The criticism was put forward in recent days by the Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as part of a British government consultation procedure.
The bishops’ group «commends» the EU effort to protect «the innate dignity of every person.»
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