Pastor Keith Waters received a death threat at his home, was harassed at his church and was hounded out of his caretaker job for sending one tweet that warned that gay pride events are harmful to children and that Christians should not attend them.
Mr Waters, pastor of New Connexions Free Church in Ely, told his followers in June that LGBTQ Pride events promote a message that is contrary to Christianity and harmful for children.
Mr Waters’ tweet read: “A reminder that Christians should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Christian faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”
According to Premier, a local journalist jumped on the tweet, accusing the 53-year-old pastor of attacking the LGBTQ community. Two days later, Mr Waters was on the front page of the Cambridge Evening News.
Following a series of complaints, a headteacher at the school Mr Waters worked in informed him that he was being investigated for bringing the school “into disrepute”.
The school issued Mr Waters a final warning for breaking the code of conduct and Mr Waters felt he had no choice but to resign.
Now, supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Mr Waters is launching legal action against the school who capitulated to LGBT pressure within the local community.