Teacher on leave after speaking out against pronoun policy for students

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2021
From The Left

A Loudoun County, Virginia, gym teacher was placed on leave days after he spoke out against a proposed school policy that says educators should refer to students by the pronouns that align with their gender identity.

Byron "Tanner" Cross, a physical education specialist at Leesburg Elementary School, said at a May 25 school board meeting that following the proposed policy would go against his religious beliefs.

"I love all of my students but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences," he said, according to a recording of the meeting....

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