A gym teacher in a progressive Virginia school district, who suspended and then reinstated after refusing to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns, received an outpouring of support during a raucous school board meeting Tuesday.
Byron “Tanner” Cross was suspended after he said at a recent Loudoun County Public Schools meeting that he wouldn’t recognize that “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa” because of his Christian faith.
“I am speaking out of love for those who are suffering from gender dysphoria,” the Leesburg Elementary teacher last month told the school board, which has already bitterly divided parents and educators by pushing critical race theory.
Judge James Plowman of Virginia’s 20th Judicial Circuit of granted Cross a temporary injunction, criticizing the district for the suspension three weeks before the end of the school year.
Cross had sued Loudoun County Public Schools last week, saying the suspension violated his First Amendment rights.Google Maps
During Tuesday’s meeting, many commenters either backed Cross or