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A judge has ruled that a Loudoun County teacher on administrative leave after he said he would refuse to address transgender students by their preferred pronouns must be reinstated by the school division.

Leesburg Elementary School teacher Byron Tanner Cross told the county’s school board during a recent meeting that the use of preferred gender pronouns for transgender students was against his religion.

“I’m a teacher, but I serve God first,” Cross said. “I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child and it’s sinning against our God.”

Tanner was placed on administrative leave after the meeting.

The court on Tuesday granted Tanner Cross’s request for a temporary injunction, ordering the school system to allow him to return to his job, and stop banning him from Loudoun County Public Schools property, NBCWashington reported.

Judge James E. Plowman Jr. wrote that he granted the injunction because Cross's rights to speech and religious liberty are central to the case.

During his comments to the board, Cross was criticizing the school system’s new draft policy, “Rights of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Students.”

According to draft policy 8040, “LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence.”

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Stephanie Richardson

Guess the school system must have more money than they knowbwhat to do with if they waste funds on pursuing this. This morning on the TODAY show, a prominent executive and business man said he is finding that newly hired young people are not able to work in the real world because of the "woke" environment they are exposed to. If kids are experiencing this "wokeness" beginning in k-12 grades, they will have a difficult time adjusting to the world of work, not the world of woke.

Duke Nukem

hah, does anyone really think this is the end of it for this teacher? There is only the fight, they will not stop until they get what they want and the end justifies the means. I'm sure the FBI and the IRS are combing through his background already.

ROBERT ARRINGTON

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