No, it someone should not be treated any differently just because of the religious beliefs they have. The law does not prohibit the scrutiny of religions as the notes seem to suggest.
Nay - "religion or belief" belongs in the list of protected characteristics, in my opinion, and the notes on this bill are far from able to persuade me to vote in favour.
No. I dont know much about the equality act / equality law but I know discrimination on the grounds of religion is wrong.
Good Luck getting this passed.
Nay. Religion should be a protected characteristic, and just because someone holds an opinion of a particular religion, they may be really prejudiced and unfamiliar with the religion (especially if they haven't studied it). A person's religion doesn't tell you everything about the beliefs they hold, as different people within a religion view things differently and generalising is all-too-easy and all-too-common. Just because someone may scrutinise a belief or a belief system, no matter how civilly, does not mean that they should be allowed to discriminate based on it.
Whether or not we should get rid of protected characteristics altogether is a different issue, but since we're having them then religion should certainly be on there.