Britain’s-Rush-to-Dhimmitude Update: “Christmas lights fail to shine in equality zone,” from the TimesOnline, with thanks to Romy:
A COUNCIL is planning to scrap grants for festive lights because Christmas does not fit in with its “core values of equality and diversity”.
A report drawn up by the council in Suffolk concedes that the move could lead to officials being accused of “not supporting the spirit of Christmas”.
The move is the latest in a string of decisions by organisations to downplay the celebration of the birth of Christ “” ostensibly to prevent offence being caused to non-Christian religions. Last week it emerged that Lambeth council in south London had insisted on renaming its Christmas lighting displays as “winter” or “celebrity” lights.
The latest is Conservative-controlled Waveney council in Lowestoft which provides grants totalling Â£10,000 for festive lights. Its report states that because Christmas focuses only on the Christian faith, continuing the funding would “not fit well with the council’s core values of equality and diversity”.