Skip to comments.Bakery displays morals, now faces eviction
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.
"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."
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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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.
This, from a group demanding “tolerance”
>This, from a group demanding tolerance Tolerance as long as you agree with their viewpoint !
They should move outside the city limits and take their tax dollars AND their customers with them.
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.
If I could I would buy some cookies from this guy.
And here I thought dissent was patriotic! How presumptuous I have been!
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.
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.
I hope some brave landlord has some space he can lease in Indianapolis for a bakery.
They should fight this and I am willing to contribute to the legal fight.
NO one should be forced to violate his religious beliefs.
owner of that bakery ought to sue the SOBs for every penny and piece of property they own or ever will
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.
He should have just told them that the bakery was too busy to handle their order.
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.”
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!
Actually they wanted rainbow cupcakes and this place only makes cookies. They are, of course, being targeted by homosexuals.
I like that one. A great response.
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.
The “tolerance” only goes one way, my FRiend.
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