(NOTE: This is a parody of the “Coexist” design by Peacemonger.com)
The principal of a high school in New Orleans, Louisiana, has rejected an offer of free meals for teachers from Chick-fil-A in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Dr. Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, said he turned down the free lunches from the fast food chain as some of its staff members are LGBTQ.
In a statement, seen by 4WWL, Corbett also said the fast food chain’s values do not 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,” Corbett said. “The #1 rule at Lusher is to ‘Be Kind’ and we live this motto every day.
Chick-fil-A’s crime has nothing to do with discrimination. Chick-fil-A hires and serves everyone. The problem is not prejudice on their part, but of those who have called to boycott them because of the owners’ Christian values, which include opposition to same-sex marriage. In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016, Chick-fil-A in Orlando actually reversed its Sunday hours policy to serve free food to volunteers.
Chick-fil-A has repeatedly shown its kindness to communities they serve, it’s people like Dr. Steven Corbett, who are teaching hate. Lately it feels like the same people who preach tolerance are the ones who don’t practice it.