A high school principal in Ventura County, California banned Chick-fil-A sandwiches from being sold through a booster club on campus, even though it would raise $1,600 for the school's football team.
“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,” Principal Val Wyatt told a local newspaper.
Chick-fil-A was going to donate 200 meals for the football booster club to sell until Wyatt stepped in and barred them from doing so. KCAL9 news could not reach Wyatt for comment but spoke with Ventura County Superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga who said she stands behind the principal:
We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all of our events and our scheduled activities are going to adhere to our mission.
Apparently their "mission" is not inclusive of every diverse viewpoint.
Proving that Chick-fil-A is not a raging, homophobic, hate-filled mega-corporation seeking to abolish homosexuals from the face of the planet, local Ventura chain owner Robert Shaffer told KCAL9, "Anyone that comes through the doors -- whether they're gay, whether they're straight -- are going to receive remarkable customer service."
So far this year, Shaffer's restaurant alone has donated $21,000 to Ventura schools.
The report does state that the booster club will be allowed to sell the chicken sandwiches near the campus and only during after school hours.
KCAL9 story below: