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.
This country is now run solely for the benefit of the freaks, oddballs, perverts, lazy and unproductive. Everyone else can go to hell.
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..
Is there a law saying that the cupcakes have to taste good?
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.
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.
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A man with high moral standards most likely values honesty among them.
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...
Yup. That fact should be publicized, though.
And “Rainbow Cakes” are $100 a dozen.
Build to suit in Mount Carmel Utah.
We need a cookie factory down here next to the Coffee Shack.
Indiana residents only please!
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.
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 Valentines Day cards, and threats of physical violence to its employees.
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.
At lest he would still have his business and not have had to cave in to the perverts. That’s a double win.
That is why its called;
He should have put the rainbow on them.... along with Noah’s ark! lol
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
“This, from a group demanding tolerance”
Typical of the Left, the Libs is to spew the bile that is themselves upon others.
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.
Contact the Mayor at http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Mayor/Pages/contact.aspx
“...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...
Actually this may have more to do with contract law than it does with politics.
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.
And the homofascists’ goals are acheived....
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.
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.
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