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

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 10:42:02-04

NEW ORLEANS — Lusher High School in New Orleans is gaining national attention after turning down food from Chick-fil-A "out of respect to our 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 Chic-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.

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