A pastor who received death threats and was ‘hounded out’ of his caretaker job for saying Christians should not support Pride is suing the school for wrongful dismissal.

Keith Waters will take action against Active Learning Trust, after he quit from Isle of Ely Primary School in Cambridgeshire because he tweeted the incidents were “harmful to children”.

At the Cambridge tribunal this week, the 55-year old will claim that his freedom to religion, expression, and thought was being impeded by the bosses.

He is suing for constructive dismissal, indirect discrimination and violation of the public sector equal duty.

His lawyers will argue the post was a manifestation of his Christian beliefs and that historic Christian views on sexual ethics should not be confused with homophobia.

Keith Waters (pictured today) is taking action against Active Learning Trust after he resigned from Isle of Ely Primary in Cambridgeshire for tweeting the events are 'harmful to children'

Keith Waters, (pictured today), is taking legal action against Active Learning Trust. He resigned as Isle of Ely Primary teacher in Cambridgeshire after tweeting that the events were ‘harmful for children’.

The 55-year-old will argue the bosses interfered with his rights to freedom of religion, expression and thought at the tribunal in Cambridge this week. Pictured: London Pride

This week at Cambridge’s tribunal, 55-year-old Willie will present his case against the bosses for denying him freedom of expression, religion and thought. London Pride

Mr Waters joined Isle of Ely Primary School from his caretaker job at Cambridge University in 2016 so he could work as a pastor at Ely New Connexions Church.

He took on the role with the agreement if there was a conflict between the two jobs, his church one would take priority.

He made clear he would ‘be unequivocal in publicly stating the Christian doctrine on various issues, some of which may be unpopular’.

He tweeted on June 1, 2019: ‘A reminder that Christians should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June.

They promote culture and encourage actions that are against Christian beliefs and morals. Children are most at risk.

Mr Waters claims he wanted to warn Christians against the events through June because they often involve nudity and sexual scenes.

He believes LGBTQ pride events are against Christian beliefs on sexual ethics and therefore are harmful.

Mr Waters (pictured today) will claim for constructive dismissal, indirect discrimination, and breach of public sector equality duty

Today, Mr Waters is pictured. He will be suing for constructive dismissal (indirect discrimination), breach of the public sector equality duty, and breach

Twitter landed him in serious trouble for tweeting homophobic remarks.

His online denial was condemned by pressure groups and local councillors. He also received death threats.

One day, his wife opened the door to the funeral directors sent by him to organize his “funeral”.

Meanwhile estate agents contacted him having been told he was moving from the area ‘in a hurry’.

One time, a local almost drove him off his bicycle using their car. He then argued with him.

Waters removed the post, but was informed by the headmaster that it was being investigated by school officials for “bringing it into disrepute”.

A letter claimed that his tweet made threats against those who supported the Ely Pride Festival.

Unidentified teacher said that the post fell under British government definitions of extremism and that action was required against him.

Mr Waters' (pictured today) tweet landed him in hot water on social media, with a swift pile on damning him for alleged homophobia

Today’s picture of Mr Waters shows him tweeting a homophobic message. He was quickly condemned on social media for his actions.

He was issued an ultimatum written warning following the end of his probe for tweeting something he considered inappropriate or offensive, which was in violation of school code.

Waters later quit.

He said that the whole episode had left him in turmoil emotionally and caused a long-lasting emotional toll on my family.

“In all 37 years I worked, I’ve never been treated so uncaringly and hostile.” The choice was between resigning and being silenced, and I chose to not be able to share my faith as a Christian pastor.

“I was surrounded by parents who pushed me towards the side, telling me they were there for me. But they weren’t able to say that out of fear of being retaliated against by the social media mob.”

“I was given a last warning that I wouldn’t be able do what I do as pastor which is to stand up for truth and the Bible.

“I am not doing it because I want the school to sue me, but because it is the right thing to.

“I will ensure that any future Pastors that work in a secular organization part-time, can preach the truth and keep their jobs.

“I will stand firm behind the things I stated, and I will continue to stand for truth.” Children’s safety is my top priority.

“Through the appeal, investigation and disciplinary actions the school appeared unable to differentiate between homosexual people or LGBTQ pride.

“They are separate. People with the same sex appeal can be totally against Pride parades. The stated goal of the Pride movement is not to celebrate all sexual styles, but to highlight those that are in direct opposition to Christian morality.

Anyone who goes to a “Pride” event is at risk of being exposed. It is obvious that this can be harmful for children. We must speak up and express our concern in an open, loving and free society.