School turns down free Chick-fil-A in honor of LGBTQ staff

Chick-fil-A is once again teenagers favorite restaurant chain. It is the chicken chains fourth time making the top of the list

Chick-fil-A is once again teenagers favorite restaurant chain. It is the chicken chains fourth time making the top of the list

A New Orleans high school won't be taking Chick-fil-A up on its recent offer to provide free catered lunches for teachers.

According to WWL, Lusher High School principal Dr. Steven Corbett released a statement saying Chick-fil-A's values doesn't align with the school's.

The principal went on to say the #1 rule at Lusher High School is to be kind - and because Chick-fil-A is politically outspoken on its views towards the LGBTQ community, he feels it is not part of the school's "culture of kindness and community".

The free meals were being provided to a number of schools in the Orleans Parish school district by the College Football Playoff Foundation (CFPF).

"We felt that, you know, anytime there's an organization that is anti-LGBTQ and has efforts to infringe upon their rights, we thought it was important to make sure that we were supporting and standing up for our community at that time", Corbett said.

The catered lunch was reportedly scheduled to take place on Friday, according to WWL-TV. The organization said it will instead bring food from another restaurant, a foundation representative said.

"[We are just] glad teachers will have a good lunch tomorrow", spokesperson Tony Fay commented.

A chicken sandwich with waffle fries is pictured at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant.

Founded in 1967, the biblical basis of Chick-fil-A's management strategy have been routinely criticized as controversial.

The furor over the chain's stance erupted in 2017, after ThinkProgress reported that Chick-fil-A donated $1.8 million to groups that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. "In 2018, sales totaled $10.46 billion, making it the third-largest restaurant in the United States behind McDonald's and Starbucks".

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