Australian Regime Begins Persecution of Christians

Andrew Thorburn, the chief executive of Melbourne's Essendon football club, resigned on 4 October, just 24 hours after his appointment, over a cabal orchestrated by anti-Christian leftists.

Thorburn was told that he could not hold office if he was also chairman of the City on the Hill Church, which opposes the vice of homosexuality and the abomination of abortion.

Given the choice, Thorburn preferred his leadership role in the church to football. Opposition leader in Victoria, Matthew Guy, spoke of "ridiculous" circumstances.

"What are we now banning people from going to church, banning people from going to a synagogue, banning people from going to a mosque?" - he said. The answer is yes.

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Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Melbourne: "If the Essendon situation is a litmus test of the value and place of people of faith in Victorian society, then we are in big trouble.
It is outrageous that a person of good character has felt that he must choose between a public leadership role and being an active member of a Christian community.
Andrew Thorburn, a dedicated supporter of Essendon since …More
Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Melbourne: "If the Essendon situation is a litmus test of the value and place of people of faith in Victorian society, then we are in big trouble.
It is outrageous that a person of good character has felt that he must choose between a public leadership role and being an active member of a Christian community.
Andrew Thorburn, a dedicated supporter of Essendon since childhood and a known man of faith, was appointed CEO after years of leadership in major Australian organisations that have been inclusive of all people. Why is this now a problem for this football club?
I commend Andrew for his charitable and Christian response to this awful treatment.
Sadly, this situation sends a chilling message to ordinary faith believers in Victoria, that they can’t be trusted to exercise leadership and service in the community. I offer a word of encouragement to them.
This has been a polarising and divisive moment. It has not been about respecting diversity.
I feel for young women and men currently seeking to further their football or other careers, now asking whether their personal faith might hinder their progress.
I think of the families who have long supported their club, now wondering if their beliefs are acceptable to the leadership of the club they belong to or sponsor.
I became a supporter of the Bombers on my first day ‘in the job’ here. But frankly, if Essendon can’t be inclusive and fair to supporters who hold a religious faith, maybe its time to find a new club."
Alex A
At long last, a relevant comment from a Church leader voicing his opposition to the anti-Christian position of the Essendon Football Club.