Christian elementary school teacher Byron Tanner Cross refused to compromise his Christian convictions and lead children astray with the LGBT agenda – and it cost him his job.
Since he refused to call students by their “pronoun of choice,” he was suspended from teaching – which prompted him to file a lawsuit.
And while Loudoun County hoped they could legally violate his religious liberties – they were proved wrong. And just wait until you hear the details!
Tanner Cross loves the Lord – and he loves the students he serves.
So when he was asked to lie to children about their true gender and instead “affirm” whatever gender they decided to be that day, he refused.
Cross was suspended from teaching and sought Alliance Defending Freedom for legal counsel.
The Circuit Court made the decision to reinstate Tanner Cross – and while Loudoun County filed an appeal and objected – the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s decision.
CBN News reported:
“Teachers shouldn’t be forced to promote ideologies that are harmful to their students and that they believe are false, nor should they be silenced for commenting at a public meeting,” said ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, director of the ADF Center for Academic Freedom. “The lower court’s decision was a well-reasoned application of the facts to clearly established law, as the Virginia Supreme Court found.”
This major victory for religious liberties sent shockwaves across the nation.
But Loudoun County continued to gain worldwide attention when they passed a policy allowing students to use whatever bathroom or locker room they wanted – regardless of their biological gender.
And when news broke out of a girl being sexually assaulted in a Loudoun County school bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt – parents were outraged.
Parents flooded the school board meetings and another Christian teacher even quit due to being forced to adhere to the pro-LGBT policies.
But in a massive victory, Loudoun County conceded and reinstated Tanner Cross – allowing him to teach without violating his conscience.
Fox News reported:
“Just today, the court issued a final order permanently prohibiting the Loudoun County Public School Board from punishing me for freely expressing my views,” Cross said at a news conference after the settlement on Monday.
“I can now confidently continue teaching at Leesburg Elementary School without fear of punishment for expressing my views.”
Praise God for this massive victory!
Tanner Cross could have ignored his faith and called students by their “pronoun of choice” in order to keep his job.
But he took the harder path.
He stood firm in his Christian convictions and challenged Loudoun County – all in the name of truly loving the children he served and not wishing to cause them harm and proclaiming the name of Jesus.
May God embolden other teachers to stand strong in their faith and speak out against the LGBT agenda being forced onto our children.
Our children’s futures depend on it.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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