Our laws must not express a bias toward any particular group, in respecting their rights to the free exercise of conscience. Our laws must never infringe upon individual conscience, except strictly where the law can evidently be applied equitably toward all parties.
I have written more extensively on this subject here:
I know the subject is controversial from both angles, but I would welcome any feedback – whether supportive or contradictory. I just cannot see, personally, why we should have more respect for the sexual preferences/instincts of homosexuals than for the conscience of conscientious religious people, especially in an obvious case of deliberate provocation for political and personal advantage. If our laws support this kind of persecution, then obviously our laws must be changed. It is no wonder, in light of this kind of activism and persecution against religious people and ideas, that political groups like the "Christian Party" are being started – I can understand why people are doing this but I don't like sectarian politics and it is vital that we bring reasonable balance back into our laws, so we can avoid the kind of divisive sectarian politics that can destroy the peace of whole countries. I have no sympathy for religiously affiliated political parties and I hope we can preempt them from gaining any traction by bringing matters of conscience back into the political mainstream.
Our laws have been corrupted by a cock-eyed and over-zealous approach to "equality", and we must reverse this imbalance.