The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in the UK has introduced a Bill which, according to the British Catholic Bishops, outlaws Christmas. Known as the Equality Bill it seeks to strengthen protection for minority groups by placing a new equality duty on public bodies. Church officials said this meant town halls and other public organizations would be expected to foster good relations and equality of opportunity between people of different faiths.
It is, in essence a political correctness bill. This kind of thinking already leads to strange behaviours. For example, a local authority instructed tenants to take down Christmas lights in case they might offend Muslim neighbours. In another case, organizations have been removing the word Christmas out of cultural sensitivity to everyone except Christians – “we don’t want to offend anyone”.