Last week’s resignation of Andrew Thorburn from his newly acquired role as CEO of Essendon Football Club raises deep concerns about the ability of Christians to serve in high-profile positions in business and government.
Thorburn’s resignation came after the club became aware that City on a Hill – a Melbourne-based Anglican church-planting movement whose governing body Thorburn chairs – has endorsed views on its website about abortion and homosexuality that Essendon Football Club finds to be in conflict with its values.
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