You may have heard of the Virginia teacher Tanner Cross who was suspended because he refused to call students by transgender pronouns.
If you haven’t heard the story before- here’s the transcript of what Cross said at a Loudoun County school board meeting, according to 10News :
My name is Tanner Cross and I am speaking out of love for those who suffer with gender dysphoria. ‘60 Minutes’ this past Sunday interviewed over 30 young people who transitioned, but they felt led astray because lack of push back or how easy it was to make physical changes to their bodies in just three months. They are now detransitioning. It’s not my intent to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths that we must face when ready. We condemn school policies, like 8040 and 8035, because it would damage children and defile the holy image of God. I love all my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl, and vice versa, because it is against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it is sinning against our God.”
For his honesty, this brave teacher was suspended by the school.
When a teacher can be punished for expressing concerns about a proposed school policy, that’s a glaring sign our public schools have lost their way.
We need more teachers like Tanner Cross who are willing to speak up on behalf of kids and families. pic.twitter.com/7bmeNey45V
— Kristen Waggoner (@KWaggonerADF) June 3, 2021
"I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it's against my religion," Loudoun County, Virginia, teacher Byron "Tanner" Cross said.
He told board members the policy goes against his religion and is "abuse to a child" https://t.co/xJfzWyjGph
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 2, 2021
Well today, a judge ruled that Cross should return to work right away.
What a victory for religious rights!
According to the Washington Post:
Per Virginia law, the school system can petition for a review of the judge’s ruling within 15 days.
Fighting back hard in Loudon County! Virginia school board meeting explodes as members face backlash for suspension of Tanner Cross, who refused to espouse board policy on gender to his students. Punishment for personal beliefs. @ThyConsigliorihttps://t.co/hqs6QK25rO
— Kate Scopelliti (@KateScopelliti) June 9, 2021
BREAKING: Tanner Cross, a Virginia elementary school teacher and ADF client who was suspended for raising concerns to the board about a proposed gender policy, has won a temporary injunction and the judge has ordered his reinstatement.
A massive victory for freedom of speech.
— Alliance Defending Freedom (@AllianceDefends) June 8, 2021
Many parents in Loudoun county had come out in favor of Tanner Cross:
— Michael Friel (@MichaelFriel) June 4, 2021
This is gonna be going on all over. Ban the racist teachings of “critical race theory” in our schools!
Virginia school board meeting explodes as members face backlash for suspension of Tanner Crosshttps://t.co/zRZYqJXfL3
— Jason (@Jason65238206) June 9, 2021
Parents are seeing the evils of Critical Race Theory and the pitting of the “woke” agenda against the Right.
Tanner Cross is the first, but hopefully not the last, teacher to stand up against is child abuse.
It’s great to see a win against this evil idealogy.