(DAILY MAIL) — Christians who argue they should be exempt from equalities legislation are no different from Muslims who want to impose sharia law in Britain, a human rights chief has declared.

Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, said religious rules should end ‘at the door of the temple’ and give way to the ‘public law’ laid down by Parliament.

He said Catholic adoption agencies should drop their opposition to accepting gay couples – even if it conflicts with their religious beliefs – because they were providing a public service.

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