Ex-State Senator Blasts Virginia School Board for Pushing ‘Depraved’ CRT
Fiery speech forces authorities to stop meeting
A former Virginia state legislator who was speaking at the Loudoun County school board meeting blasted the group for its “depravity” and “bigotry,” which forced authorities to stop the meeting.
The incident stemmed from the Loudoun County school board’s decision to a court order to reinstate teacher Tanner Cross who was suspended earlier this month for refusing to affirm a pupil's “transgender” pronoun, citing his Christian faith.
The parents “argued that fighting the judge is a waste of taxpayers’ money and doomed to fail."
"Another woman urged several board members, facing a recall effort, to resign and save taxpayers even more money. Others blasted a district official who allegedly made threatening Internet searches on a district smartphone."
The meeting took an abrupt turn when a member of the school board attacked Christians in the room, directly, sneering that “hate” was “dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room.”
Former Virginia state senator Dick Black later addressed the board’s treatment and torched their decision to target Cross and parents vocally opposing to the board mandating that Critical Race Theory be taught to Loudoun County students.
The Loudoun County School Board got wrecked so hard by former Virginia State senator @SenRichardBlack that they had to shut down their public hearing.— For America (@ForAmerica) June 22, 2021
“You’re teaching children to hate others because of their skin color… I’m disgusted by your bigotry.” #CRTisRACIST pic.twitter.com/sgdiqW4WqJ
“I’m retired Senator Dick Black of Ashburn, Virginia,” Black began.
“You retaliated against Tanner Cross by yanking him from teaching for addressing a public hearing of this board."
"The judge ordered you to reinstate Mr. Cross because if his comments were not protected speech, then free speech does not exist at all."
"It’s absurd and immoral for teachers to call boys ‘girls’ and girls ‘boys,'” he continued. “You’re making teachers lie to students. And even kids know that it’s wrong.”
“This board has a dark history of suppressing free speech. They caught you red-handed with an enemies list to punish opponents of Critical Race Theory,” he said.
“You’re teaching children to hate others because of their skin color. And you’re forcing them to lie about other kids’ gender. I am disgusted by your bigotry and your depravity.”
As Neon Nettle reported, several concerned parents were arrested during a school board meeting for opposing the Marxism-rooted Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught to their kids.
Despite the high spirits from the parents, the sheriff's department declared the gathering an "unlawful assembly" and moved in to shut it down.
Inside the Loudoun County, VA school board meeting. More than 200 people signed up to make public comment. Agenda includes discussion of transgender affirming policy for students. Critical race theory not an official action item but is the priority for many here pic.twitter.com/lJYIHyqQE8— Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021
More than 200 people signed up to speak at the public comment section during the meeting, according to The Daily Caller.