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VA TEACHER REINSTATED!

Lord, we come to you with thankful hearts. You are a good God, and we praise you for hearing our cries. Gratitude is filling our hearts and we praise you!

Our team is beyond excited to hear this praise report that allowed Tanner Cross, a Virginia elementary school teacher, to be reinstated after he stood by his biblical beliefs on gender. This is why prayer is so important! Thank you Jesus!

A Loudoun County, Virginia, elementary school teacher who was placed on administrative leave in May for refusing to affirm transgender identity in children was reinstated by a judge Tuesday.

Byron “Tanner” Cross, who teaches physical education at Leesburg Elementary School, secured a temporary injunction from Judge James Plowman in his lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), according to an announcement from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which defended him.

“BREAKING: Tanner Cross, a Virginia elementary school teacher and ADF client who was suspended for raising concerns to the board about a proposed gender policy, has won a temporary injunction and the judge has ordered his reinstatement,” ADF tweeted. “A massive victory for freedom of speech.”

Local WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein reported that Plowman found the “school system’s suspension was unconstitutional” and its handling of the situation was “vindictive.” The school argued that it suspended Cross not for his beliefs but because of the “disruption” he allegedly caused, but Plowman said there was “simply an absence of evidence” that any disruption to school operations took place.

Cross retained the legal counsel of ADF after he made national news for his speech to the school board regarding its proposed policies governing the gender identity of students. Citing his Christian faith, Cross asserted that he would not be conforming to any school district policy that demands LCPS staff use preferred pronouns and “allow gender-expansive and transgender students to participate in such activities in a manner consistent with the student’s gender identity.”

“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,” Cross said in part.

According to an email obtained by Fox News via the group Parents Against Critical Theory, Cross was placed on leave from Leesburg Elementary School two days after his statement. Shortly thereafter he sued the school district and was represented by ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer.

“Public schools have no business compelling teachers to express ideological beliefs that they don’t hold, nor do they have the right to suspend someone simply for respectfully providing their opinion at a public meeting,” Langhofer said. “The school district favors a certain set of beliefs on a hotly contested issue, and it wants to force Tanner to cry uncle and endorse them as well. That’s neither legal nor constitutional, and neither was the school’s move to place Tanner on leave.” . . .

Praise report! Thank you Lord for answering our prayers! Share your thoughts on this good news down in the comments below!

Watch again! We prayed for it here –

(Excerpt from The Dailywire. Article written by Jon Brown. Photo by Canva)

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23 Replies to “VA TEACHER REINSTATED!”

  1. Amen! Thank you Lord for courageous Christians in our school systems across America. Protect our public schools from Satan’s lies and increase Christians in the teaching field. We have come far away from our school curriculums that used Bible verses to learn their ABC’s and taught our Constitution. May we have a Great Awakening in America. Amen!

  2. So thankful for this answer to prayer! I pray God’s continued protection on Mr. Cross and that he will continue to stand boldly for God’s principles. May God use this teacher to inspire courage in the Body of Christ and help all of us to stand up for God’s truth.

    Amen! 42
  3. Praise God for His Divine intervention on this situation. And so proud of Mr. Cross who stood up for what he believed and would not budge or be bullied!!! Prayer changes things. Thank you, God!!

    Amen! 41
  4. Thank You, Lord! I for this victory over ungodly, communistic radicalism. I thank You for Tanner’s courage and the vision that he was given by Holy Spirit. I pray , Lord, that You would grant Tanner favor, as this is probably NOT the last step in this legal process that he will be facing. No doubt, there will be appeals to fight, and I ask for a hedge of protection to be placed around this man, and his family. Thank you, Lord, that You are moving, in spite of all that we hear in the “news”.

    Amen! 40
  5. It is g-o-o-d to give thanks to our Lord & sing praises to Your name, O Most High! To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning & Your faithfulness every night! Ps 92:1-2

    Faithful, Holy, Loving Father -we thank and praise YOU for starting this gift of a new day out with answered prayer! May this encourage and empower each of us to STAND FIRM in Your Truth and continue to fervently pray for the many needs of our precious country.

    Amen! 40
  6. We need to be strong in our faith and keep the faith like this elementary, I repeat elementary teacher did in Virginia. When parent’s have a baby they are excited to know if the baby is a boy or a girl? Let’s keep it at that. Thank you for the article IFA in keeping us intercessors informed on the issues.

    Amen! 29
  7. Holy Father,

    We praise You and give You all the glory for getting Mr. Tanner reinstated. Thank You for giving him the courage to stand firm and hold fast to his convictions. Lord, please let his example and Your goodness strengthen and motivate others to stand firm. We love You and trust in You alone! Psalm 13:5-6 “But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because Hehas dealt bountifully with me.” In Jesus Name we pray!

    Amen! 37
  8. You are a bold and courageous Christian and are a true warrior against satan’s evil and kaos he induced. Your actions encourage and embolden the rest of us. I pray it will awaken the churches everywhere that seem to be comatose toward what is happening and the importance it is to stand. My prayers for you and if I am called upon to make a stand I pray that I too will answer with boldness and courage in the name of our Lord Jesus. May the Lord guard, protect and pour out His blessings upon you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Amen! 38
  9. Thank You Almighty God for answering our prayers for Bryon “Tanner” Cross, who stood up for Your word in sexual idenity. Lord God Your word prevailed. May Bryon’s strength in You and trust in YOu be an example for others that they would also stand against the Transgenderism that is trying to over take our country.
    Thank You Father for answered Prayer

    Amen! 31
  10. Psalms 18:2 NLT

    The LORD is our rock, our fortress, and our savior; our God is our rock, in whom We find protection. He is our shield, the power that saves us and our place of safety. Psalm 18:2
    Father we praise you and we thank you. You listen, you answer, you provide a way where there is no way.
    We proclaim Psalm 146:
    You keep all of your promises. The oppressed get justice with you. The hungry are satisfied with you. Prisoners find their freedom with you. You open the eyes of the blind and you fully restore those bent over with shame. You love those who love and honor you. You watch over strangers and immigrants and support the fatherless and the widows, but you subvert the plans of the ungodly. Lord you reign forever. Got you will rule throughout time and eternity hallelujah praise the Lord🙌🙌🙌

    Amen! 39
    1. Hallelujahs!🎻🎺🙌🙌🙌 PSM 89:14 “Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of your THRONE, faithful love and TRUTH go before You” Amen and Amen!!

      Amen! 14
  11. I hope many are encouraged by Mr Cross acting on his faith & proving God’s love, power,& faithfulness! Joshua 1:9 “Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouaged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
    He is conquering giants in the land in the Lord”s name with his faith!

    Amen! 40
  12. Praise indeed!! Hallelujah!
    All glory to God for His victory!!
    The righteous will reign in His Kingdom and here is a little preview to encourage us to carry on and give it up to Jesus!!🙌

    Amen! 40

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