CNA Newsroom, Oct 7, 2022 / 10:14 am
Two Australian archbishops have warned of the exclusion of Christians from the public sphere after a football club executive resigned because his ecclesial community is pro-life and teaches that practicing homosexuality is a sin.
One day after being appointed chief executive of the Essendon Bombers, an Australian rules football club in Melbourne, Andrew Thorburn stepped down from the role following a public backlash.
The 57-year-old is chairman of City on a Hill church, which is affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, of the Australian Labor Party, joined critics, condemning the church’s stance on homosexual acts and abortion as “absolutely appalling.”