Christian Teacher Quits Job At Board Meeting Over ‘Equity’ Policies, Thanks God For Courage

A Christian teacher who quit her job at a board meeting over her school district’s focus on “equity” training and critical race theory, says she took the decision because of her “walk with the Lord.”

teacher quits job at board meeting Laura Morris
Laura Morris

Laura Morris who taught at Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, was in the headlines last week when she quit her job during a school board meeting in Loudoun County.

She told members of the school board that she did not want to serve as a “cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas” on young students.

While appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” late last week she said, “It was a very hard decision to come to,” she told host Tucker Carlson. She said she regrets “leaving behind” her students and her colleagues. “It’s been a life-changing experience and I’m just honored and I’m humbled by it all.”

When Carlson said that she was “brave,” Morris said she didn’t feel that way insisting, “This was all done by the grace of God — the protection I’ve had, the provision I’ve had since doing what I did, just the courage to get up and do it.”

“It’s from my walk with the Lord,” she continued. “And, as far as the impact on the students, I’ve received so many texts, so many emails from families of students that I’ve taught in the past, and they’re just so happy for me that I made the decision that I did, because they know it was what was right for me and they’re so with me. There’s so much support.”

Morris reflected on one email she got from a man who wrote to her, “It’s been said that one candle can illuminate a thousand others without diminishing its own illumination.”

“I was so moved by those words, because I never would have thought of myself in that position, but I don’t feel at all diminished by what’s happened,” she said. “In fact, I feel the amazing blessings of God just pouring out on me from what has happened. And I’m so excited that what I did and said might spark others, might illuminate in others the desire to put some action to their words.”

Morris said that words alone were not enough to change the situation, “There’s a lot of words going around right now in counties — people are upset on both sides, there’s a lot of opinions flying around,” Morris said.

“And I’m just noticing more and more that that doesn’t seem to be changing things. But when people do something bold, when people put action to their words, actions speak louder than words, and that seems to be captivating people,” Morris added.

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