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Pastor Loses Job Over Pride Tweet

by | Mon, Jan 31 2022

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An Evangelical pastor who was forced to resign as a school caretaker over a social media post, has taken his case to an Employment Tribunal, claiming ‘constructive dismissal’.

Pastor Keith Waters tweeted what he called ‘a reminder to Christians’ in the English cathedral city of Ely, not to support ‘Pride Month’ events because they “promoted a culture contrary to their faith and harmful to children.”

The 55-year-old was accused of breaking the school’s code of conduct, given a written warning and stripped of his regular duties.

The Christian Post reports he resigned and moved elsewhere after death threats.

Pastor Waters says he’s taken the legal action “to ensure other pastors who have to work part-time for a secular employer will be free to preach the truth and not lose their jobs.”

His lawyers argue he was wrongly punished for “exercising his right to freedom of religion and expression of thought”.