The principal at California’s Ventura High School banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. (Facebook)
Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal last week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended.
What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns?
Were English teachers put off by the restaurant chain’s grammatically challenged bovine pitchmen?
Did the waffle fries and banana pudding milkshakes exceed the nutritional limits deemed acceptable by the federal government?
The answer, dear readers, is no. It seems principal Val Wyatt’s ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.
It was a sentiment supported by Trudy Tuttle Ariaga, superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District.
“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ariaga told CBS News in Los Angeles.
This is a classic example of those preaching inclusivity and diversity being the least inclusive and diverse of all.
Let’s back up for a minute and explain how this unfortunate act of poultry bigotry came about.
The local Chick-fil-A franchise has a storied history of supporting the school district—to the tune of thousands of dollars—and owner Robert Shaffer had generously offered to give the booster club 200 meals for a “back-to-school” event on Wednesday at which they expected to raise $1,600 for the football team, the Ventura Star reported.
“That would have gone toward the football program, everything from uniforms to food for the boys,” booster club president Dan Swim told the Star. “We don’t charge money for the boys to play football.”
Written by Todd Starnes
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