This morning, the European Court has rejected three of the four cases brought by Christians who claimed that they were discriminated against because of their religion. Two of them wanted the “right” to discriminate against same-sex couples.
I was discussing the case on Radio Five Live Breakfast when the news came through. A critic of the judgment tried to claim that the individuals in question had a right to “conscientious objection”, comparable to the right of pacifists in wartime.
As a Christian pacifist, I reject this argument on several grounds. I’ve tried to explain my reasoning further in an article on Queers for Jesus, which you can read here. The Five Live programme on which I discussed the issues, along with other guests, can be heard here.