Telegraph: Christmas celebrations could be cancelled to avoid offending people of other faiths due to the ‘complex’ Equality Bill, Catholic bishops have warned.
Legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister and deputy Labour leader, risks having a «chilling effect» on religious expression, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
In evidence presented to the parliamentary committee scrutinising the bill, the conference said that local authorities may clamp down on Christmas decorations in a misguided attempt to comply with the «complex» regulations.
The bill obliges all public bodies to promote equality and fight discrimination, raising the prospect of campaign groups bringing legal action against councils for policies perceived as «offensive» to minorities.
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