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Bakery displays morals, now faces eviction
One News Now ^ | 9/30/2010 | Charlie Butts and Jody Brown

Posted on 10/01/2010 5:47:38 AM PDT by IbJensen

An Indianapolis cookie shop could be evicted from its longtime location for refusing a special order from a college homosexual group.

The bakery "Just Cookies" has operated in a city-owned market for over 20 years. The president of the board that oversees the market told the Indianapolis Star that he would "hate to lose them" as a tenant -- but that could very well happen because owner David Stockton took a moral stand and did not want to endorse homosexual activity.

Controversy arose this week after the owners of the bakery cited moral objections to a special-order request for rainbow-decorated cookies for next week's "National Coming Out Day" observance at a nearby university campus. Stockton told the caller he did not feel comfortable in supporting homosexual values, especially because it would not set a good example for his two daughters.

Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana says there are reports the city might evict Stockton, citing a local "anti-discrimination" statute.

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"If this were a Muslim-owned bakery, what would happen?" he wonders. "I don't think the city would pursue it the way they're pursuing it now. I think this is part of the liberal agenda where people must conform to the views that our culture wants in support of homosexuality."

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To make rainbow cookies for a special event with which the company has a disagreement -- I think that goes beyond the pale of what we should expect companies to do."

Meanwhile, homosexual groups are circulating memos encouraging people to stop purchasing at Just Cookies. Clark's response to that is to ask residents to do business there in support of the owners and their wholesome beliefs.

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"Indianapolis passed a sexual-orientation city ordinance five years ago," Clark explains. "...We warned that this type of thing would happen if they passed an ordinance elevating a sexual behavior to the same moral equivalent of race or skin color."

What a disgrace when municipalities cater to the likes of a gaggle of perverts who believe shoving one's pee-pee into another's poo-poo merits 'special' consideration.

1 posted on 10/01/2010 5:47:41 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

This, from a group demanding “tolerance”


2 posted on 10/01/2010 5:49:03 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

>This, from a group demanding “tolerance” Tolerance as long as you agree with their viewpoint !


3 posted on 10/01/2010 5:50:09 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: IbJensen

They should move outside the city limits and take their tax dollars AND their customers with them.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 5:53:56 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: IbJensen

Did you think you’d be allowed to have an opinion?

Wait until the army has special offices on every base and ship to root out anti-gay thought.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: IbJensen

If I could I would buy some cookies from this guy.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 5:55:09 AM PDT by ontap
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To: IbJensen

And here I thought dissent was patriotic! How presumptuous I have been!


7 posted on 10/01/2010 5:55:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: IbJensen
I say it all the time: The lunch counter sit-ins from the civil rights movement were a very bad thing.

I think it's a stupid business practice to turn people away and say "We don't serve your kind" -- but still, it is a businessman's right. You own the property, you should be able to serve (or not serve) whomever you please. But, America decided that the lunch counters in the south had to serve blacks, like it or not.

From that, we get the Americans with Disabilities Act (you have to spend $100,000 on a wheelchair ramp because someday someone with a wheelchair might want to browse your store) and we get bakeries who get into hot water because they don't wish to bend over for the homosexuals.

When this country respected individual liberty and property rights, it was strong. Those days are long gone.

8 posted on 10/01/2010 5:55:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: IbJensen

This is beyond insane. A private business is supposed to be allowed to reserve the right to refuse service to anyone! If this bakery won’t make a cake, then find one that will.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 5:56:01 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: IbJensen

I hope some brave landlord has some space he can lease in Indianapolis for a bakery.


10 posted on 10/01/2010 5:56:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: IbJensen

They should fight this and I am willing to contribute to the legal fight.

NO one should be forced to violate his religious beliefs.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 5:56:36 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: IbJensen

owner of that bakery ought to sue the SOBs for every penny and piece of property they own or ever will


12 posted on 10/01/2010 5:58:22 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: ClearCase_guy
The lunch counter sit-ins from the civil rights movement were a very bad thing.

I think it's a stupid business practice to turn people away and say "We don't serve your kind" -- but still, it is a businessman's right. You own the property, you should be able to serve (or not serve) whomever you please.

It took me a long time to accept that as well. It hurt... but what you say is indeed the truth.

13 posted on 10/01/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: IbJensen

He should have just told them that the bakery was too busy to handle their order.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 5:59:16 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: IbJensen

They should have just put a sign up in the window saying “All proceeds from Rainbow cakes will be donated to Focus on the Family.”


15 posted on 10/01/2010 5:59:20 AM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: IbJensen

For those claiming that individuals have the right to do whatever they want on their own property (build a mosque, for example) - one more example of how that is NOT SO!


16 posted on 10/01/2010 6:02:38 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: IbJensen

Actually they wanted rainbow cupcakes and this place only makes cookies. They are, of course, being targeted by homosexuals.


17 posted on 10/01/2010 6:02:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Antioch

I like that one. A great response.


18 posted on 10/01/2010 6:03:35 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Antioch

They should have just put a sign up in the window saying “All proceeds from Rainbow cakes will be donated to Focus on the Family.”


Thinking Cap Award.


19 posted on 10/01/2010 6:03:42 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: ShadowAce

The “tolerance” only goes one way, my FRiend.


20 posted on 10/01/2010 6:04:05 AM PDT by sport
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To: IbJensen

This country is now run solely for the benefit of the freaks, oddballs, perverts, lazy and unproductive. Everyone else can go to hell.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 6:04:16 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: IbJensen
Make your own cupcakes, good lord cupcakes are not a privilege.
22 posted on 10/01/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: IbJensen

What the onwer needs to do is find a bakery that is run by perverts and try to order keep cupcakes lettered Don’t Be A Pervert see if they would fill that order for him..


23 posted on 10/01/2010 6:05:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SumProVita; ontap
Maybe we should purchase a few dozen (or more) from him, decorated with the FR logo and send them to the idiots that approved this "law"... along with an invitation to discuss Constitutional RIGHTS! Maybe include some St George's Cross flags along with a few copies of the US Constitution!


24 posted on 10/01/2010 6:06:27 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.)
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To: IbJensen

Is there a law saying that the cupcakes have to taste good?


25 posted on 10/01/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: IbJensen
The bakery "Just Cookies" has operated in a city-owned market ...

As government's reach grows - "public" land, government services, government markets - the space in which people may exercise free speech or freedom of association. This is bad.

26 posted on 10/01/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Beware of the owrk!)
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To: IbJensen
a gaggle of perverts

That's exactly what they are. And our society condones and even glorifies that lifestyle to the point where kids think it's normal, acceptable behavior. How far we have fallen.

27 posted on 10/01/2010 6:07:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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28 posted on 10/01/2010 6:07:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Netizen
He should have just told them that the bakery was too busy to handle their order.

A man with high moral standards most likely values honesty among them.

29 posted on 10/01/2010 6:07:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Just ask Coates: The Obama Admin has no problem with racism as long as it's "applied correctly")
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To: IbJensen

I wonder what the bakery owner would have done if he had been asked to bake some rainbow cookies with no mention of what or who they were for. Why the frak should a request for cookies be saddled with a political agenda? Unless, it was a setup...


30 posted on 10/01/2010 6:08:02 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: sport
The “tolerance” only goes one way, my FRiend.

Yup. That fact should be publicized, though.

31 posted on 10/01/2010 6:08:05 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Antioch

And “Rainbow Cakes” are $100 a dozen.


32 posted on 10/01/2010 6:09:02 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: Elsie

Build to suit in Mount Carmel Utah.

We need a cookie factory down here next to the Coffee Shack.

Indiana residents only please!


33 posted on 10/01/2010 6:09:10 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, where the world comes to see America)
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To: IbJensen

I noticed that the order has changed from cupcakes to cookies.

I suppose that eliminates the argument that the place only bakes cookies as the name states.


34 posted on 10/01/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT by dforest
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Actually, I give the other side way too much credit for tolerance. Even a business’ donations are under the watchful eye of the Gaystapo. Remember Leatherby’s Ice Cream Stores in California. The Catholic owners donated 20,000 dollars to proposition 8 and faced a boycott, picketing, harassing phone calls and e-mails, obscene Valentine’s Day cards, and threats of physical violence to its employees.


35 posted on 10/01/2010 6:10:30 AM PDT by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: Antioch

Homos are simply one of the weapons by which the left is attacking Christianity in our society.

You can see how they actually despise homos when a conservative is discovered to be homosexual.


36 posted on 10/01/2010 6:13:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

At lest he would still have his business and not have had to cave in to the perverts. That’s a double win.


37 posted on 10/01/2010 6:15:19 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: IbJensen

That is why it’s called;

Homo-Leninism!


38 posted on 10/01/2010 6:15:59 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about their misdirection!)
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To: IbJensen
Here is a link to comments on urbanspoon. Make sure you click the like button! I tried to make a comment about how bigoted and intolerant people are of values and morals, but they won't show it! Maybe we should all try! Show the lavender mafia what's what.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/40/1437409/restaurant/Wholesale-District/Just-Cookies-Indianapolis

39 posted on 10/01/2010 6:17:15 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Ol' Sox

He should have put the rainbow on them.... along with Noah’s ark! lol


40 posted on 10/01/2010 6:17:21 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: goodwithagun

And since the mayor has gotten into this, here is his contact also:

Contact Mayor Ballard: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Mayor/Pages/contact.aspx


41 posted on 10/01/2010 6:18:14 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ShadowAce

“This, from a group demanding “tolerance””

Typical of the Left, the Libs is to spew the bile that is themselves upon others.


42 posted on 10/01/2010 6:21:25 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: IbJensen

So a gay group goes to a place called “JUST Cookies” and orders cupcakes.

What, there are NO other bakeries in Indianapolis???
Perhaps a bakery that actually makes cupcakes?

This is another hit job by the rainbow mafia.


43 posted on 10/01/2010 6:23:44 AM PDT by kidd
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To: IbJensen

Contact the Mayor at http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Mayor/Pages/contact.aspx


44 posted on 10/01/2010 6:31:11 AM PDT by bvw
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To: ClearCase_guy

“...From that, we get the Americans with Disabilities Act (you have to spend $100,000 on a wheelchair ramp because someday someone with a wheelchair might want to browse your store)..”

As an amputee (and a combat veteran of two tours in Vietnam) I STRONGLY resent your comment above...It is NOT a choice to become handicapped...


45 posted on 10/01/2010 6:32:20 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: IbJensen

Actually this may have more to do with contract law than it does with politics.


46 posted on 10/01/2010 6:38:20 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Boonie

Take a hike. I resent your grabbing at some Grand Order of Victimology medal.

No one is saying ignore those who do have handicaps. We’re happy to make reasonable accommodations.

We just don’t like spending $250,000+ to meet arcane requirements of federal run-amuckism to do what a mega-office of FEDGOV dweebs think must be done.


47 posted on 10/01/2010 6:38:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: IbJensen

And the homofascists’ goals are acheived....


48 posted on 10/01/2010 6:39:01 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Boonie
I'm sorry if I offended.

I know it's not a choice to be handicapped. It's not a choice to be black either. The civil rights activists forced business owners to cater to them, even when the business owners did not want to. I think that's a shame. The ADA forces businesses to build accommodations for the handicapped. I'm sure you disagree, but I see that as government intervention and I think it works against property rights of business owners.

The actual story here, of course, is about homosexuals, and I do see that as a matter of choice -- which provides an even stronger argument for why a business should not have to cater to homosexual activists.

I strongly oppose anyone who claims that homosexuals are part of a civil rights struggle, "just like Martin Luther King". I think that's abhorrent.
I do recognize that the handicapped are part of a civil rights struggle. I may not agree with you on the ADA, but I would not lump you in with the homosexual activists.

49 posted on 10/01/2010 6:41:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I say it all the time: The lunch counter sit-ins from the civil rights movement were a very bad thing.

No they weren't, it was about a person's characteristics, something they were born with, that had absolutely nothing to do about their character.

On the other hand, this is about behavior, and value systems, which is a choice. I'm not talking about whether or not being gay is a choice or not, but the choice to be 'in your face' about it.

50 posted on 10/01/2010 6:43:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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