Would you love to have a free catered meal?
How about if you’re overworked and underpaid in a thankless position?
Well, you won’t get that chance if you’re a teacher at a New Orleans high school.
Lusher High was presented with the gift of lunch on the house through the College Football Playoff Foundation, compliments of that delicious bastion of quality, Chick-fil-A.
But the school’s principal, Dr. Steven Corbett, put the kibosh on the kibeautiful offer, due to the chicken chain’s “views.”
Steven told WWL-TV they have staff to protect:
“Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-fil-A at an employee lunch. The #1 rule at Lusher is to ‘Be Kind,’ and we live this motto every day. Chick-fil-A has been politically outspoken about its views, and we feel it is not part of Lusher’s culture of kindness and community.”
I get the impression that, perhaps, because of a chain reaction of word-on-the-street hoopla begun by a 2012 radio interview by its Chief Executive Officer — in which he expressed support for the “biblical definition of the family unit” — many people have the erroneous impression that Chik-fil-A wakes up every day and rages against gays.
Just a few years ago, the notion that you couldn’t eat food if you found out the makers once voted differently than you on a ballot item would’ve been wholly dismissed as idiotic.
My, how things have changed.
Imagine if we all knew how each CEO had pulled every lever over the course of their lifetime — we’d all necessarily starve to death.
Thank goodness I’m not aware of the political history of whoever’s at the helm of Krispy Kreme.
Speaking to WDSU-TV, perhaps while eating a “Hot-N-Now” doughnut, Steven stood up against the kind offer from the Chik:
“Anytime an organization is anti-LGBTQ, and has efforts to infringe upon their rights, we thought it was important to support and stand up for their community at this time.”
New Orleans’s Channel 4 reports the CFPF will offer free food by other means:
The free lunch for Lusher High School is just one of many being given to Orleans Parish schools by the College Football Playoff Foundation.
According to Tony Fay with the CFPF, this meal is one of several things the foundation is doing to leave a positive impact on the New Orleans community for hosting the Sugar Bowl and College Football Championship.
According to Fay, the foundation will bring teachers food from another restaurant. He said he understands and respects their decision and is just “glad teachers will have a good lunch tomorrow.”
Not likely as good as Chik-fil-A.
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