The local council has refused to fund the display of an Easter Cross lest it offend. The cross has been displayed every Easter for decades but new EU rules mean that the cost of erecting it now stands at £700. The local council refused to fund it saying:
Lancashire County Council does not give money to any religion. Many taxpayers are non-religious and think it is an improper use of their money to support a religion.
However, the local MP considered this an act of political correctness and said, “It is completely barmy. Do we really think Muslims or Jews will be offended by a cross being put up at Easter time in Britain by Christians? I think not.”
Local residents paid for the cross themselves. See the full story here.