Discrimination in itself isn't a bad thing. We discriminate when each day we pick a tie from the tie-rail, or choose the antique burgundy Chesterfield over the motorised Lay-Z-Boy recliner covered in faux-whale scrotum. Our laws, rightly in my view, prohibit the exercise of such taste discrimination only where this disadvantages actual people, in employment matters for example. So Harland and Wolff can't refuse to employ Catholics, the Grunwick Film Labs can't refuse to employ white men in favour of Asian women and London Transport can't publish ads that say 'We don't employ blacks' as they did for one brief, desperate, time in the 1950s before the critical shortages of native tube drivers and bus conductors opened the way for our Afro-Caribbean citizens to make this sector their own.
This week, being Easter, is National Christ Week, and has seen Anglican and Catholic leaders both proclaim that Christian faith is alive and well in Britain, and at the heart of our notions of justice and equity. Even Cameron has come out to admit he sort-of believes in a higher ethereal being sort of thing in a vague and wholly non-exclusive sort of way but doesn't entirely dismiss the views of Professor Dawkins.
However, this won't lead to preferential consideration for the Syrian Christians, victims of the rebels' pogroms, where two thousand years of religious tolerance is flowing down the gutters with their blood. Or in Egypt, where the Coptic Christians have endured unbelievable persecution since the 'enlightened' Arab Spring. If we take refugees, we will take all equally; the murderous Islamist rebels will be admitted to the UK as readily as their Christian victims. This is incomprehensible to Muslim nations, whose assistance is biased openly towards their co-religionists, and indeed Islam teaches them to discriminate in favour of their own kind.
But I guess the UK is just demonstrating a truly Christian theology in its policy - a theology that loves the persecutor, the torturer and the concentration camp guard as much as the persecuted, the victims and the tortured.