Skip to comments.Local bakery refuses to make rainbow cupcakes for gay customer
Posted on 09/29/2010 9:06:50 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
An Indianapolis bakery is under fire from the gay and lesbian community over a choice not to serve a diversity group.
A campus organization said it was denied service in what's become a flashpoint in the fight for equal rights.
This is what they were after: a mulitcolored cupcake to celebrate "National Coming Out Day" next month; a rainbow confection to honor the diversity on the campus of IUPUI. But the student who had the order placed at Just Cookies was told no.
"We're right on the cusp of being equal with anyone else, I don't know why they would do that," said student Shan Parker.
That student's partner and close friend are both troubled by the refusal. They believe it shows Indianapolis has a ways to go to embrace the gay and lesbian community.
"They weren't asking to petition for anything, they were just ordering cupcakes for an event," said Rebecca Scherpelz.
Fox59 went to City Market to get the business's side of the story, Just Cookies, but we didn't get just one version of what happened.
"Look around, we don't have cupcakes," said owner Lilly Stockton.
Stockton said she talked to someone who did ask for rainbow cookies but couldn't accommodate the order.
Stockton: "I don't have enough colors to do that."
Reporter: "Not enough colors, not because you didn't like what they stood for?"
Stockton: "She didn't tell me what it was for."
Then we talked to her husband David, who gradually made it clear that there was an earlier order... and yes, the customer was refused.
"I explained we're a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that," said co-owner David Stockton.
"Values" is the same word used in the other argument.
(Excerpt) Read more at fox59.com ...
Gee, it never occurred to them to find another bakery.
I smell a setup.
I would have thought they’d have preferred fudge instead of cup cakes.
See what runaway liberalism and political correctness has done to America...?? Oh, wait till Oprah gets hold of this kleenex-drenching gay sob story.
“Make your own, cupcake.”
And they know better than people outside the community that the sorts of things they are really demanding approval of are such as this:
I hate to even post that link. It makes me sick.
“A campus organization said it was denied service in what’s become a flashpoint in the fight for equal rights”
The “rights” of everyone but the baker...
“on the cusp”
I don’t think so.
I think “comming out day” is the same as “get the heck out” or “pay your own damn tuition and board and insurance and bills” day.
This is no different than asking for sexually explicit shaped cookies.
Why didnt the fudgers go to another bakery instead of throwing a hissy fit?
“Tolerate” does not equal “embrace”. For years the homosexual community has said that they just want tolerence shown to them.
We, as a society, do tolerate them.
Now they want to be “embraced”. Tough. Just because I don’t want to hang you (see your buddies in Islam for that), doesn’t mean that I want to embrace your lifestyle.
F them, this is the absurdity of forcing private businesses to serve interest groups
I guess they missed the “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason” sign behind the counter. Mr. Private business owner can refuse service to anyone he damn well pleases!
Gays: SUBMIT OR DIE BREEDERS!!!!
I would have just said they were for a kid’s party or something and called it good.
“Almost on the cusp with being equal to everyone else” Now THAT is quite a statement. Someone should assure this bozo that they are quite UN-equal to the majority of the population. They are a minority of our population, and a majority does NOT want to be equal to them, morally or otherwise, and is not seeking their inner “homo-ness”
That’s their goal... force us all- “you WILL call us normal”.
Good. It's about time normal people stood up to these freaks and used their OWN rights for a change.
There is no tolerance for homosexuals. The politicians are trying to force tolerance on the electorate, but the thought police will never be able to control every ones thought process no matter how hard they try.
Homosexuality is a disgusting fetish, and most people are clearly aware of that. There's nothing "normal" about it.
This is what Homo-Leninists do!
WAAAAA you wont do it for me Ill make you because I am just too good.
Oh, and we dont like free enterprise, freedom of expression or association (for others) if you dont/wont do what I want.
Homosexuals don’t want tolerance.
They want approval enforced with persecution.
I’m supposed to believe they wouldn’t enjoy making their own fabulous rainbow cupcakes?
Everyone in that area should swamp the bakery with orders..I would if I lived there..
I’ve known a lot of queers and most of those guys could bake so what’s the big deal?
Maybe the bakery should have baked the cupcakes and added some human feces because most gay men ingest human feces during “sex”. You can find research about queer men and how they ingest urine and feces. Gross but (butt?) true. Maybe some flavoring would have helped?
There are not may queer folk on the planet. It is a very small % of the population. I’m sick and tired of all the noise they make. They need to STFU.
behavior is not an immutable trait. Behavior is not uncontrolable execept to these sex fetishists.
You know, I really hate how the homosexual movement has corrupted our language by hijacking our words “gay”, “rainbow”, “fudge”, “teabag” and so forth.
I wonder what would have happened had someone been refused an order of cupcakes with swastikas on them... hmmmm...
“Reporter: ‘Not enough colors, not because you didn’t like what they stood for?’”
What a leading question! The name of the shop “JUST COOKIES” apparently didn’t sink in ? How stupid is that reporter, or was she there on a gay-friendly mission? This is not a story worthy of any serious news media outlet’s time, but, oh, no .. they send a ‘reporter’ out to interview the owners with blatant sympathy to the aggrieved lesbians?
Utterly ridiculous! Private bakery can do as they please as long as they don't poison people.....which is what these G & L people are - POISONOUS ....me embracing what?????
“You know, I really hate how the homosexual movement has corrupted our language by hijacking our words gay, rainbow, fudge, teabag and so forth.”
Agreed. I refuse to use the term “gay” as a euphemism for homosexuals and lesbians.
The other terms are off my radar screen.
No, she/he/it just believes she's/he's/it's on the cusp. She/he/it has no idea what a freak she/he/it is. She/he/it has no idea how other people look at her/him/it. She/he/it lives in a self deluded world of her/his/its own making. She/he/it thinks she's/he's/it's sane, and everyone else is crazy.
>>> it never occurred to them to find another bakery.
They did find another bakery.
Rainbows are pretty standard cake decorations. I see them regularly in standard sealed packs at Kroger. A penis shaped cake order I could understand refusing. But making an issue over a rainbow swirl on some cupcakes, that’s senseless.
“I explained we’re a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that,” said co-owner David Stockton.”
How little trust he has in his daughters if he fears food-colored sugar glaze could turn them.
Congress shall make all people bow down to sodomites.
Some queers trying to draw attention to their cause.
I grew up in Indy I'm glad to see this, as an aside, my step son is over the top gay...............but wow can that man cook!
Make your own cupcakes.
I want to see the Vid of the spokesperson saying:
“We’re right on the cusp of being equal with anyone else, I don’t know why they would do that,”
The baker is far wiser than you are, I see.
He understands, as did the customer, that this was not just about rainbow colored cupcakes.
You need a little more time listening to Rush and others.
it is a cookie shop not a cake shop. they don’t make cupcakes. The homosexuals are claiming they were denied cupcakes.
Are rainbow cupcakes... QUEER?.....
just google the reporter and you will see they generally cover the homosexual beat at the newsdesk.
IF this had been a cupcake store WHY would they even need to say this was for a sex fetish party?
I am reminded of South Park, and when they discovered Tom Cruise working at the candy factory as a fudge packer....
You can’t expect them to have the capacity to make a cupcake when they can’t even get the process for creating life correct.....
Wouldn’t rainbow Twinkies be more appropriate?
A gay just might want the Burger King to give him a lube job!
stop insulting bundles of twigs.
“The rights of everyone but the baker...”
Why not? They are just using the same philosophy behind the smoking bans at privately owned businesses. Many a FReeper celebrated those bans, now the tools they established are honed for use in many other ereas of non conforming private businesses.
Media opportunity calculations were performed to determine the store most likely to refuse to make rainbow colored cupcakes, and “Just Cookies” was chosen for the obvious reason.
When “Just Brakes” refuses to perform transmission work on my car I am gonna go on a media blitz ...
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