Pastor who left school over Pride tweet says he hopes other Christians don’t stay quiet


Keith Waters, the leader at New Connexions Church in Ely, wrote in the summer on Twitter: “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 to children.”

His post led to local journalists criticising him for insulting the LGBT community and to several experiences of harrasment and threats that led to him giving up his job in a primary school as a caretaker.

His wife answered the door to a funeral director who asked what she would like done with his body and the school initiated a disciplinary hearing after complaints from parents.



The pastor told Premier: “I left my role at the school because I found that, going through a disciplinary procedure, I had the usual investigation, which was certainly quite fierce and was rather more of an interrogation.

“In the letter of the disciplinary hearing I was told that it was going to be a case of a final written warning or dismissal.

“Neither of those outcomes would work for me being in the school, certainly dismissal wouldn’t but final written warning wouldn’t either because it would mean that I would probably be dismissed the next day because I’m not going to stop talking about things which are important around Christianity and safety of children,” he…

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