by Steven Sonneborg | Top Right News
A local Chick-Fil-A franchise donated 200 meals to the football booster club in Ventura County, California, to sell at back-to-school night in order to help the club pay for football uniforms, among other things.
But a high school principal has banned the football booster club from selling Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches, because he believes they might offend gay students and their parents. CBS Los Angeles reports:
Ventura High School Principal Val Wyatt told the Ventura County Star that the football booster club could not sell Chick-fil-A sandwiches at Wednesday’s back-to-school night because the restaurant’s beliefs could offend some students and their parents.
“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the newspaper.
[…]“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus and all of our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga said.
Sexual “diversity” is “valued”, that much is clear. Religious “diversity”? Not so much.
As blogger Kevin Boyd noted: “The heart of the Chick-Fil-A controversy is their CEO Dan Cathy’s public support of traditional marriage in an interview with Baptist Press, garnering a backlash from some who were against it, and a massive buycott from those who supported it.”
Here was Kathy’s his exact quote:
Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.
While Cathy didn’t hide his opposition to gay marriage, there was nothing derogatory or hateful towards gay people in his comments. Also, no evidence has ever been presented that any Chick-Fil-A franchise has ever denied service to openly gay customers and their families. In addition, Chick-Fil-A no longer even donates money to political organizations supporting traditional marriage.