Pastor who said Pride is ‘harmful to children’ sues his former bosses for violating his religious freedom

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Keith Waters from Ely, Cambridgeshire, made the comments on Twitter during the first-ever Cambridge Pride festival and was investigated by his employer, the Isle of Ely Primary School, in June 2019. In the now-deleted tweet he wrote that Christians should not have supported or attended Pride events, accusing these events of promoting ant-Christian views, attacking faith and challenging morality, which, to his mind, is especially harmful for minors. Waters said that after making the comments, he received death threats and had funeral directors sent to his home to arrange his funeral. He added that the school gave him a final warning, which was the last drop and he is not going to leave it like this. He is now suing the primary school for constructive dismissal, because although he resigned he claims the school forced him to by creating a hostile environment. He is also suing for an indirect discrimination against him on the basis of religion.

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