It’s an interesting question.
It’s a question you have to ask yourself before even asking it to someone else. And you also have to be really careful who you ask to to as you’ll provoke all sorts of reactions from people.
We’re invited to think about Jesus “then” and consider Jesus “today”. How would Jesus react in a very different time and culture? How would we respond to the news of Jesus today? I don’t mean how do we treat people with Messiah complexes who snap, hoard food, weapons & women in a shack somewhere but people who bring a message that gets in our face, challenges the very depths of our understanding & calls us to a different way of living.
Discrimination is a very modern concept. It is a word with many meanings, but the most common, in our culture, is the act of showing one’s prejudice, particularly racial or gender or class prejudice: to disfavor someone because of some perceived or even arbitrary characteristic.
We often live our lives based on assumptions, prejudices and preferences. We’ll hang out with people who confirm and affirm our world view rather than challenge it. For me the central message of Christianity is love and grace, although you’d be forgiven for sometimes finding that hard to find in some of the expressions of Christianity and it’s followers over the years. One of the most common experiences with people over the years is the moment when people realise that gay and lesbian people are just like everyone else. Change comes when people assess their assumptions in the light of experience. We can only continue to hate & discriminate if we keep other people at a distance. Once a gay person is more than just being a gay person, when you see them as being a neighbour, a friend or a family member that’s when change comes.
Jesus does not discriminate because he can’t discriminate. Jesus talks about working for the “least of these”: the people who are at the very fringes of society, the marginalised, the dispossessed, the discriminated against.
(Also, remember, the question isn’t “Would Church discriminate?” or “Do Christians discriminate?” but “Would Jesus discriminate?”)