Estados Unidos: Virginia educator placed on leave after speech asserting he won’t ‘affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa’

Virginia educator placed on leave after speech asserting he won’t ‘affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa’

Virginia elementary school physical education instructor was put on leave after he gave a speech telling his school board he refused to «affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa.»

Byron «Tanner» Cross, the teacher, voiced his opinion to the Loudoun County School Board during a Tuesday meeting, speaking against the county’s policies surrounding gender, according to a video of the meeting.

«My name is Tanner Cross, and I am speaking out of love for those who suffer with gender dysphoria,» Cross, who teaches at Leesburg Elementary School, told the board. He went on to discuss a Sunday 60 Minutes segment that aired on CBS about healthcare issues facing the transgender community.

«It’s not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths that we must face when ready. We condemn school policies … [that] would damage children, defile the holy image of God,» Cross said.

Cross was referring to the school board’s policy 8040, which makes it compulsory for Loudoun County Public Schools staff to use the preferred pronouns of students who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.

«I love all of 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’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God,» he said.

Cross was placed on administrative leave with pay on Friday, an LCPS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

«Building principals cannot put employees on leave,» the spokesperson added, confirming that the elementary school’s principal had nothing to do with the decision.

When asked whether Cross’s removal was about his refusal to comply with policy 8040, the spokesperson said the school could not disclose the reason for the decision due to state and federal confidentiality laws.

Fuente de la Información: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/loudoun-county-educator-on-leave-after-disputing-biological-boy-can-be-girl

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