High School Refuses Free Chick-fil-A Meals In Support Of LGBTQ Staff


A Louisiana high school has refused an offer of free meals from Chick-fil-A in order to avoid offending any LGBTQ staff members.

Chick-fil-A, of course, is famous not only for it fantastic chicken sandwiches but also for its strong stance in support of Christian values and the traditional family unit.

The free meal offer to the high school was extended as a thank-you from the College Football Playoff Foundation to the New Orleans region for hosting the Sugar Bowl and College Football Championship.

However, the principal of Lusher High School rejected the act of kindness, stating,

“Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-Fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is to ‘Be Kind’ and we live this motto every day. Chick-Fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community.”

Some folks took to Twitter to criticize the liberal principal's decision:

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Here's more on this from Fox News:

The principal of a New Orleans high school said his staffers have no desire to “eat mor chikin,” as the administrator turned down a free lunch for teachers catered by Chick-fil-A over what he alleges are the company’s “views” toward the LGBTQ community.

On  Oct. 10, Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, said that he  had recently declined a free lunch from the chicken-centric chain for  his employees, provided through the College Football Playoff Foundation  (CFPF), explaining that the restaurant’s values do not align with those  of the school.

"Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen  to not serve Chick-fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is  to 'Be Kind' and we live this motto every day," Corbett told WWL-TV.  "Chick-fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we  feel it is not part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community.”

"Anytime an organization is anti-LGBTQ, and has efforts to infringe upon  their rights, we thought it was important to support and stand up for  their community at this time," the principal told WDSU, doubling down on his argument.

4WWL has more to say on why the high school rejected the free Chick-fil-A food:

The principal of Lusher High School turned down a free lunch offered to the school's teachers by Chick-Fil-A "out of respect to our LGBTQ staff."

According to a statement from Dr. Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, Chick-Fil-A's values don't align with the school's.

"Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-Fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is to 'Be Kind' and we live this motto every day," Corbett said. "Chick-Fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community.”

The free lunch for Lusher High School is just one of many being given to Orleans Parish schools by the College Football Playoff Foundation.

The Daily Wire also said:

In yet another instance of an institution refusing Chick-fil-A due to  the Christian views of the company’s founding family, a high school in  New Orleans declined a free catered lunch from the fast-food restaurant  due to opposition to the company’s alleged anti-LGBTQ stances.

“On  Oct. 10, Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, said that he  had recently declined a free lunch from the chicken-centric chain for  his employees, provided through the College Football Playoff Foundation  (CFPF), explaining that the restaurant’s values do not align with those  of the school,” reports Fox News.

In a statement to WWL-TV, Corbett said the school would be offending its LGBT employees and students if it permitted Chick-fil-A on campus.

“Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve  Chick-fil-A at an employee lunch. The number one rule at Lusher is to  ‘be kind’ and we live this motto every day,” Corbett said. “Chick-fil-A  has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not  part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community. Anytime an  organization is anti-LGBTQ, and has efforts to infringe upon their  rights, we thought it was important to support and stand up for their  community at this time.”

A spokesperson for CFPF said that the  organization respects Lusher’s decision and announced that lunch from  another restaurant would be served instead.

“[We are just] glad teachers will have a good lunch tomorrow,” spokesperson Tony Fay said.

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