A Christian gym teacher in Virginia stood up at a Loudoun County Public Schools meeting on Tuesday during a discussion about Rights of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students” to say that he would not use a student’s preferred pronouns because that would be “lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child.”
Byron “Tanner” Cross has now been placed on leave after he stood up at the meeting, the New York Post reported. The gym teacher began his remarks by expressing love and empathy for transgender students.
“My name is Tanner Cross and I am speaking out of love for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria,” said Cross, who teaches in Leesburg.
He then mentioned the recent “60 Minutes” segment that featured teenagers who had transitioned and later regretted the decision.
“It’s not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths that we must face when ready,” Cross said, according to the Post.
“I love all of my students, but I will never