The Loudoun County Democrats, including a far-left member of the county’s Board of Supervisors, are threatening a local pastor and his church over biblically-grounded opposition to a highly controversial, pro-trans school policy that critics have likened to child abuse as it forces the use of “gender-expansive” and so-called trans-affirming pronouns on schoolchildren and their teachers.
The attack on Pastor Hamrick and Cornerstone Chapel comes after Hamrick came out in support of recall efforts against six far-left members of the Loudoun County School Board, all of whom support the new transgender policy that Hamrick says is “abusing our children by perpetuating the lie about gender confusion.” “They need to be held accountable,” Hamrick said of the recall efforts.
Days prior to the church service and as previously reported by National File, a member of Hamrick’s congregation, Physical Education teacher Byron Tanner Cross was placed on administrative leave from his job with Loudoun County Public Schools after he appeared at a school board meeting in opposition to the new pro-trans policy, citing his Christian faith and both the mental and physical health of his students.
“I love all of my students but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences,” Cross told the board. “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, it’s sinning against our God.”
In a statement released following Hamrick’s comments on the issue, the Loudoun County Democrats have been accused of threatening Hamrick and his congregation, repeatedly eluding to “violence” and the “consequences” of Hamrick’s comments, while demanding the pastor “recant his allegations” that the school board is engaged in emotional child abuse.
The Loudoun County Democrats call on Leesburg Pastor Gary Hamrick to recant his inflammatory remarks accusing School Board Members of “emotional child abuse”. Read the full press release below. pic.twitter.com/xXLnS2sZhS
— Loudoun Democrats (@LoudounDems) May 30, 2021
Joining the Democrat Committee in their attacks on Pastor Hamrick and Cornerstone Chapel is far-left Board of Supervisors member Juli Briskman, who won election to the board after achieving her “15 minutes of fame” for flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade in 2017.
Additionally, Briskman was reportedly a member of a Loudoun County-based extreme-left Facebook group full of elected officials and public school teachers seeking to doxx and destroy district parents suspected of being conservatives or who stand opposed to any of the school district’s new far-left, anti-white and pro-trans policies. Also among the group’s members is the county’s Soros-funded lead prosecutor.
1/2 I join @LoudounDems to demand Pastor Hamrick of @CornerstoneChpl recant political statements made from the pulpit today, apologize for targeting school board members and discontinue the unethical use of his church and pulpit for political messaging. LCDC statement below: https://t.co/9zrCG3Uet9
— Juli Briskman (@julibriskman) May 31, 2021
Members of the community have rallied behind Pastor Hamrick and Cornerstone Chapel, with a massive outpouring of support being shown online, with some supporters firing back directly at the Loudoun County Democrats.
Here you can clearly see a member of the #LoudounCounty Board of Supervisors clearly THREATENING retaliation on behalf of the Loudoun County School Board. #LCSB #FightForSchools https://t.co/qQ75AHa2hZ
— Aliscia Andrews (@alisciaandrews) May 31, 2021
You can “demand” all you want, good luck! Funny to see the “party of science” so confused and ignore science in cases like this. You also clearly don’t understand separation of church and state. #TakeBackOurSchools
— Justin Matzker (@jmatz10) May 31, 2021
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