Essendon saga reignites religious debate

The shock departure of incoming Essendon CEO Andrew Thorburn just 30 hours following his appointment to the role has reignited the religious freedom debate.

Mr Thorburn’s role was heavily criticised, due to his place on the board of a church that disparages homosexuality.

While some have labelled his departure discriminatory, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been among the most vocal critics – saying he has no sympathy for the ejected club boss.