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School Bans Chick-fil-A Sandwiches for Fundraiser So As Not to Offend

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 06:03 PM

A California high school principal banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches as a fundraiser because of the restaurant owner’s position against gay marriage.

Ventura High School Principal Val Wyatt said the school didn’t want the restaurant on campus during the back-to-school activities because Chick-fil-A's beliefs could offend some students and their parents, CBS Los Angeles reported.

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Superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga defended the decision, telling CBS Los Angeles, “We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus and all of our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission.”

In a column for Fox News, Todd Starnes called the decision “a classic example of those preaching inclusivity and diversity being the least inclusive and diverse of all.”

The local Chick-fil-A had agreed to donate 200 sandwiches to the booster club, which expected to raise $1,600 for the football team.

In 2012, activist groups called for boycotts and kiss-ins at Chick-fil-A restaurants after executive Dan Cathy said the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” While the controversy has subsided, events such as this and negative comments on Twitter on the recent death of company founder S. Truett Cathy indicate the topic is still sensitive.

In Ventura County California, parents had mixed reactions to the principal’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A.

“Everybody is embraced,” Michelle Cisneros told CBS Los Angeles. “And Chick-fil-A should have been allowed to be here.”

“There are gay kids that go to our school, and for them it might be kind of weird,” student Graham Wallace said, according to the station.

Twitter users were incredulous.









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