"I support the aim of promoting inclusivity, diversity and openness in schools, and allowing certain schools to discriminate based on religion goes against British traditional values of tolerance."
"Our schools should promote cohesion, not religious apartheid."
"I cannot believe in this day and age we're having to explain why it's a bad idea to segregate people. Shameful."
"Allowing schools to discriminate based on a quality of the child that is independent of their capacity to learn should be illegal, let alone facilitated."
"As if the hostility towards the great immigration debate wasn't enough; how is raising a generation of children, who travel from one bubble of surround sound religious beliefs at school, then make a streamline to the very same bubble of beliefs at home, going to help integration between communities? You can't expect to form a well-blended "melting pot" generation, if you're funding secluded clusters of religion across the UK. The long term implications of this are clear. This would just be adding gasoline to fire."
"This is very discriminatory. Why should a parent have to transport a child to a school out of their local area simply because they don't share a religion with others?"
"Abolishing the cap is a discriminatory, regressive small-minded measure that encourages isolated communities and prejudice."
"The time has come to end religious discrimination and segregation in our schools - not extend it."
"All this will do is lead to more division in society. We need to come together not drift apart."
"If this goes through non religious or non Christian children will have to travel miles to find a school. Also schools should have a full range of children, not a narrow group - that leads to ignorance fanaticism and terrorism."