Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Thorburn’

Thorburn; Aussie Rules case far more concerning than Folau

Monday, October 17th, 2022

The Andrew Thorburn case is “far more concerning” than Israel Folau or other high-profile cases, according to the principal lawyer of Australia’s only religious freedom law firm. John Steenhof, (pictured) who heads the Human Rights Law Alliance, said that in Mr Folau’s case the footballer had posted material online, had a code of conduct and Read more

Faith leaders appalled by treatment of sports club Christian CEO

Monday, October 10th, 2022
leaders appalled by treatment of Thorburn

Leaders of several churches have been appalled by the treatment of Andrew Thorburn, who was forced to resign as CEO of AFL club Essendon when sermons by the church of which he is chairman became public. The sermons likened abortion to concentration camps and included claims that “practising homosexuality is a sin” – views which Read more

AFL club CEO steps down, saying “My faith is not tolerated”

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
AFL CEO faith not tolerated

The newly appointed CEO of AFL club Essendon said he was forced to step down from the position because of his role as a church chairman, and believes his “personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public square”. Former NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn (pictured) said, “I was being required to compromise beyond Read more