An Australian Football League club executive was forced out of his job just one day after taking over as team CEO because of his Christian faith. His name is Andrew Thorburn, a former head of National Australia Bank.
He was compelled to resign from his new position as head of the Essendon Football Club, the Bombers, after it became known that the Anglican Church where he serves as a board chair deems homosexuality to be a sin and abortion to be murder.
He was clearly appointed based on merit and his personal life and beliefs were not brought into question when he was interviewed for the position. But as soon as they found out that Thorburn was a Christian, outrage ensued. They began to go after him, attacking him for holding Christian views.