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High school turns down free Chick-fil-A 'out of respect' for LGBTQ staff

Posted: 7:55 AM, Oct 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-11 11:25:33-04
High school turns down free Chick-fil-A 'out of respect' for LGBTQ staff

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lusher High School in New Orleans is gaining national attention after turning down food from Chick-fil-A "out of respect" for its LGBTQ staff, and because of the restaurant's stance on LGBTQ issues.

According to WWL-TV , the school's principal, Dr. Steven Corbett, said Chick-Fil-A's values don't align with the school's values. The principal made the statement that "out of respect to our LGBTQ staff," the school has decided not to serve Chick-fil-A at an employee lunch.

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 food was offered as part of a free lunch for teachers for an event sponsored by the College Football Playoff Foundation, according to WWL-TV . The principal apparently appreciated the offer, but said ultimately they would have to decline.

Chick-fil-A has donated millions to organizations that are against same-sex marriage.

This story was originally published by Paige Kimball at KXXV.