Skip to comments.Bakery Brings in the Dough after Gay Threat (Heh! Bring on the Cookies! Gay Boycott Backfires)
Posted on 10/02/2010 3:46:54 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
I've heard a lot of discrimination cases, but this one takes the cake! Last week in Indianapolis, a couple came under fire for turning away a special bakery order for "National Coming Out Day" at Indiana University (IU). The Just Cookies owners, David and Lily Stockton, politely explained to the caller that they didn't feel comfortable making rainbow-colored treats for a group that endorses homosexuality. As a father, David said he wanted to set the right example for his two daughters and stand by his moral beliefs.
Of course, as his wife explained, anyone is welcome to come to the store and buy cookies from their shelves. "I don't ask people about their sexual orientation," she told the Indianapolis Star after the caller, Heather Brown, started a campaign to get Just Cookies evicted from the City Market.
Brown, who, perhaps not so ironically, works as the "social justice coordinator" at IU, complained that it was "intolerant" to turn down her request. With the help of some ultra-liberal groups, she triggered an investigation by Mayor Greg Ballard's Office of Equal Opportunity. "This could be grounds for taking away their stand in the market," said the president of the City Market Board. "...[W]e can't tolerate discrimination like that," he insisted.
Since when did it become discrimination to have personal convictions? As business owners, it's completely within the Stocktons' right not to be forced by a customer to make a product that violates their moral and/or religious convictions. If the customers don't like it, they can take their dollars elsewhere. Just because David and Lily own a store doesn't mean they're slaves to the agenda of anyone who visits. The Stocktons are well within their legal bounds to decline an order that would make them a public part of a very perverse celebration.
One of the few locals who spoke out against the family said that taking this kind of stand is not "smart business." On the contrary, business has never been better! According to our friends at the Indiana Family Institute, local support has been so overwhelming that the Stocktons sold out of cookies! At least two conservative legal groups have already offered to defend the freedom of Just Cookies in court. That should teach liberals to pursue these half-baked ideas about "tolerance."
Now it's up to the Mayor to quit wilting under pressure and call off the investigation. Contact Mayor Greg Ballard's office (317-327-3601) and ask him to stop bullying businesses with conviction. If he can't stand the heat, tell him to get out of the Stocktons' kitchen!
Hey Indianapolis! Let's buy those chookies --- and (munch munch) make a call to the Mayor.
Homo-nazi organizations can be vicious and won't stop until their opponent is completely destroyed. Good people need the defense of some good attorneys.
Would the bakery be required to make ‘erotic treats’ as well in order to avoid being discriminatory?
Of course not.
So there is a standard that says the bakery can refuse certain orders, but these losers want to make that choice for them instead of the business owners making the choice themselves.
‘social justice coordinator’
And i bet he would have sold them cookies on the shelf, ut that doesn’t require a discussion about why you need them. But, is it discrimination not to make gay rainbow cookies? Really? The man must be forced to make a special model for them?
I may just see if they can place an order for delivery.
I also heard they first asked for rainbow muffins at
“Just Cookies”, LOL!
How fast will they resort to violence?
And Nazi is exactly what they are. When good people understand and stand up to this kind of BS, they almost always prevail. The reason is that these uber-leftists are a tiny minority but they depend on the media and their thuggish tactics to impose their will on the rest of us.
Sometimes I think God allowed us to elect 0bama and the fascists to wake us out of our sleep. Kind of like having a bucket of ice water dumped on you at 3 AM. You feel lousy but you're certainly awake and not about to let it happen again.
Where did the cupcakes go?
This was NOT a "couple"; this was two sex deviates/misfits who tried to make yet another issue out of their mal-adjustment to natural and societal normalcy, and were told to take a hike.
If a bakery doesn't want to make items shaped liked private body parts, or promoting the un-natural use of body parts, it's THEIR free-speech right to do so, and the government dictating that it's "discriminatory" is bullshit.
This whole controversy is just so GAY!
As I recall from when the story broke, they wanted rainbow CUPCAKES from a place called “Just Cookies.” They don’t make cupcakes, period. The lesbians just wanted a cause of action. It’s stories like this that make all the ‘bully’ stories about homosexuals seems silly. No one is more a bully than the leaders of the ‘gay movement.’
About like Illinois Nazis do...
(Cue "Ride of the Valkyries")
I was wondering the same thing. I had confused cupcakes with muffins but how stupid were they asking for them at “Just Cookies”? LOL!
Apparently after they were turned down for cupcakes they asked for cookies.
wet noodle punch!
“We can’t tolerate discrimination like that,” he insisted.”
I guess he meant to say “We can’t tolerate intolerance.”
Will they ship cookies?
I’ll order and I’m sure that hundreds of others will order.
Someone needs to go to some gay owned bakers and try to get custom cake made with the saying “Thou Shalt not lie with a man as with a woman” and see what happens.
And yet they never thought to try that full-service bakery just down the block.
“I also heard they first asked for rainbow muffins at
Just Cookies, LOL!”
I wonder if they want buns with a brown hole in the middle?
That looks like a lot of calories..... I want
We'll know in about a month.
My computer is infected with gay cookies!
Can’t the social justice coordinator put her own frosting on the cookies? This frosts me!
The gays changed their story around Tuesday.
What may be legally tricky for the bakery is that they are operating out of the “City Market”, which is owned and leased to vendors by the city of Indianapolis. As such, the leases may have different standards and requirements than someone leasing/owning space on private property.
Not that I’m agreeing with the university social whatever, mind you. I’m with the bakery on this one. I just hope the law supports them.
The baker said anyone could come into the store and buy cookies as displayed on the shelves. But the lesbians didn’t want any of the types of cookies already offered at the store, and demanded something be made special for them. When denied, they screech “intolerance! hate!”
Sounds very familiar...just substitute “cookies” with “marriage”.
So National Coming Out Day is next Thursday.
Has Obama scheduled a news conference for that day?
Yeah, sounds like it’s a setup from Oowie-Pooie.
I absolutely love the AMERICAN response to this. We need to do a lot more of the same. ;-)))
Some of these reviews are laughable!
Best cookies ever!
by Melissa (1 review)
September 27, 2010
A great company with wonderful family values, and to top it off, the best cookies around!
166 / 180 people recommend this review Recommend
by Jeri Redmon (1 review)
September 27, 2010 - Likes it
Loved it! The cookies are great and the staff was very friendly. Couldn’t understand all the neg reviews so I did a little research...and wow really! Is this how mature adults behave? Baby temper tantrums don’t always get you what you want.
156 / 170 people recommend this review Recommend
by Eric Benge (3 reviews)
September 22, 2010 - Doesn’t like it
Having been a previous customer (fortunately the clerk didn’t inquire about my sexual orientation at the time) I can say that my experience with their product was on par with the treatment of an entire segment of society - POOR. The cookies were tasteless, much like their actions when they denied a college institution with cookies for a GLBT event. Last time I checked, my money is as green as the heterosexual community, and the “immoral” gays generally have more disposable income than the straights - FACT. Pity on them.
140 / 164 people recommend this review Recommend
by ohiostate75 (1 review)
September 28, 2010 - Likes it
I really like the cookies here. I have had them a number of times when I am in city market. I ordered a few dozen for an event and they were great. Highly recommended.
131 / 139 people recommend this review Recommend
by Sara (1 review)
September 29, 2010 - Likes it
I loved the cookies we bought! Great service, very nice people.
100 / 106 people recommend this review Recommend
by Robert G (4 reviews)
September 21, 2010 - Doesn’t like it
Whatever the issues, this place sells bad products that don’t taste good. There are plenty of places within walking distance that offer better products. Don’t waste your money on bad food and bad service.
93 / 116 people recommend this review Recommend
by Russ (1 review)
September 29, 2010
visited just cookies a few weeks ago while in town visiting family who also recomended their establishment. i have to say they have the BEST cookies (other then my moms) i have ever had. i will def. go back next time i am in town visiting!
87 / 94 people recommend this review Recommend
by Kenny Carte (2 reviews)
September 24, 2010 - Likes it
The food there isn’t good at all. Bought some cookies for a party and had to throw over half of them out. No one would eat more than one. And on top of that now I find out there biggots. They worry about their daughters be around gay people. What could be worse than growing up around bigot parents. Really sad.
66 / 86 people recommend this review Recommend
Nice famiily place
by Andrew B (1 review)
September 30, 2010 - Likes it
Nice, friendly place. Seems to be run by a family and I like to support small American business. Cookies were delicious. We plan to use them as Christmas gifts for our employees.
57 / 62 people recommend this review Recommend
by Allen Tackett (4 reviews)
September 24, 2010 - Doesn’t like it
We had baked goods from here at a party and they were dry and stale. Not sure if the quality is related to their other issues but what we had would not make us want to go back anyway.
58 / 75 people recommend this review Recommend
by Jake JJ (1 review)
September 27, 2010
Dry, tasteless, and overpriced.
40 / 58 people recommend this review Recommend
by smwardrip (9 reviews)
September 29, 2010 - Doesn’t like it
I used to frequent Just Cookies for a sweet after lunch. They were never more than mediocre - but were convenient. I am a straight female, and the wife was never nice to me either. However, now, even the convenience factor will never get me to buy there again. Discrimination in any form compromises the rights of all of us.
28 / 43 people recommend this review Recommend
by lanlee58 (1 review)
September 28, 2010 - Doesn’t like it
Ordered several dozen for a work potluck!! I was shocked when everyone was talking about ‘how could something so pretty sould taste so bad!!” Never again!! Why would they not put more time into the tast? The lady behind the counter got very frustrated when she had trouble understanding my order. I won’t be back. Oh and no one from work will be either.
BTW, Indiana University, including its Indianapolis branch (IUPUI - Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis), has some of the most nonsensical PC rules you can imagine.
I had a friend who worked at IUPUI about ten years back. She was told that she could not have an office holiday party unless she sent invitations to every other department in the building. The reason being that it might make others feel left out and was not in the “spirit of inclusiveness” the university strove for.
- there are other bakeries in town that will make the sodomites' muffins, they should go there.
This is beside the point. What if, by some strange coincidence, Just Cookies was the only bakery in town? Would that change the situation?
It needs to be forcefully stated that not under any circumstance should the Stockton's be forced to compromise their moral values - even if they were the only bakery in the entire state.
- they should have been told that it would be three weeks to complete the order and at an exorbitant cost.
No, we should never lie to cover for our moral convictions. Ever.
- The owners should make them taste terrible, overbake them, anything to ensure a flop at the "Gay" event.
No. Again, this would be covering for their moral convictions, as well as being conniving, which is a leftist characteristic. The Stocktons should do everything to their utmost, and only attempt to do that which doesn't support perversion.
What's old adage? "Anything worth doing, is worth doing well." This has never been so apt as here.
I hope the Stocktons win this one. They were clearly targeted.
The libs are preaching tolerance - yet being intolerant of the store owners because of their beliefs! What's the lib message: Be "tolerant" or we'll put you out of business? I guess the libs could do with a little practicing what they preach. They're tolerant of any perversion, but can't seem to tolerate people with convictions.
We're supposed to get along with everyone, yet they see it as their mission to not only to not get along with the store owners, but to lash back and vengefully try to hurt them? What utter hypocrisy.
The store owners don't agree with the group's agenda. So they declined to work with them. But the store owners didn't lash out and try to disband the group. Seems to me the store owners were showing a lot of grace, class, and yes, even tolerance of the group.
This would not have happened a few years ago, I’m sensing that people are much more willing to stand up than before.
Would Mayor Greg Ballard call an investigation had they refused to put swastika’s on cupcakes/cookies?
This would not have happened a few years ago, Im sensing that people are much more willing to stand up than before.
My daughter is in a required Womans Study course and the class is arguing back at the old leftist teaching it. Men and women.
I think that it is not particularly cool to be under age 25 and be leftist except when you live in a leftist cidadel.
Perhaps it is time for Heather Brown, the little dictator wannabe to be evicted from her state paid job for her lack of appreciation for the freedom of Americans. A barrage of phone calls to IU, the state legislature, and the governor might be in order. In these difficult financial times, can the state of Indiana afford to pay the salary of a social justice coordinator?
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