A school assistant was dismissed after encouraging people to back a petition that would remove LGBT relationship education from her son’s lessons.
Kristie Higgs, 43, was unhappy with what was being taught at her child’s Church of England school.
She was particularly concerned about the implementation of the No Outsiders programme, which includes information about LGBT relationships.
Ms Higgs took to her Facebook page to protest against compulsory sex education for younger children and said it went against her Christian beliefs.
She wrote: ‘Please sign this petition, they have already started to brainwash our innocent wonderfully created children and it’s happening in our local primary school now.’
She claimed children’s books in the UK were including more ‘transgender ideology’ after citing an article that suggested a similar thing was happening in the US.
Ms Higgs was accused of ‘posting homophobic and prejudiced views’ in an email written anonymously to Farmor’s school, in Gloucestershire, where she had worked since 2013.
She was sacked two months later for gross misconduct after a disciplinary panel ruled against her.
The school said the posts could have potentially hurt its reputation and she had discriminated against LGBT pupils.
Ms Higgs is planning legal action against Farmor’s school after accusing her bosses of unfair dismissal and discrimination.
She also revealed she had taken her son out of No Outsiders lessons, which is allowed under current relationships and sex education (RSE) guidelines.
The lessons are only compulsory for secondary school pupils but the National Education Union has backed a government motion to put it on the curriculum for all pupils.
Ms Higgs, who is being backed by the Christian Legal Centre, added: ‘I am determined to fight this case and to stand for Christians and all parents across the country who are being silenced for sharing and holding these views.’
Some Muslim parents in Birmingham have also objected to the inclusion of LGBT content in lessons, which has led to the references being dropped in six schools.