When there’s not much left to protest, there are still oppressive chicken sandwiches from a conservative Christian restaurant chain’s food truck. And protest they did, perhaps to the point of chasing the sandwiches safely off their campus.
That was the victory of a crowd of students who walked out of an Oregon high school last week to protest the school’s contracting with Chick-Fil-A to sell food at football games. They also complained of other recent “homophobic” incidents at school.
West Linn High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance arranged the walkout, claiming the current culture at the school is unsafe for homosexual students. They posted to Instagram saying students are being harassed at athletic events and in class, news station KATU reported. About 25 parents and family members also showed up for the walkout and stood across the street.
The focus of the Gay-Straight Alliance’s ire is the Chick-Fil-A food cart allowed at high school football games. They say Chick-Fil-A supports anti-LGBT organizations.
Another group of students walked out of school Friday and were wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. They were waving Chick-Fil-A bags around and were mocking the group that had walked out to support LGBT students, according to the Washington Times.
West Linn High School officials said the food truck will remain at football games for the rest of the season, but in the future they will have a better vetting process for any contracts with companies. (“Better” presumably meaning exclusive of Chick-Fil-A.)
At the Friday night football game after the walkout, KATU reported, the food truck was nowhere to be seen.