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California high school principal bars Chik-fil-A due to anti-gay marriage views

California high school principal bars Chik-fil-A due to anti-gay marriage views

A California high school principal prohibited a booster club from selling Chik-fil-A sandwiches  because of the company’s stance on gay marriage.

According to CBS 2 Los Angeles Val Wyatt, principal of Ventura High School, argued the food could not be sold at a back to school program because some parents and students might be offended.

‘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,’ Wyatt said, as reported by CBS 2.

Principals in the Ventura Unified School District are permitted to approve, or not, the community organizations and groups on their campuses.

Ventura is approximately 65 miles (104km) from Los Angeles.

The booster club was expected to raise $1,600 [1,200] from the 200 meals the restaurant volunteered to donate.

The fast chain is not completely banned from making donations because the club will sell tickets for meals, off campus, when school is not in session.

District Superintendent Trudy Tuttle Arriaga empathized that diversity is an important mission in her schools.

In 2012 Dan Cathy, Chik-fil-A’s CEO, spoke out against marriage equality, telling the Baptist Press the company backed ‘the biblical definition of a family.’

At the same time, it emerged that the company’s charity initiative, the Winshape Foundation, besides funding foster care homes and scholarship programs, donated money to a range of political organizations that opposed LGBT rights.

The company’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, died this past week at 93.