Update: *Buy* from Cupcakery investigated for turning down “Coming Out Day” order

Update: If you want to support this Cupcakery, buy from them and tell them so!

Original post: the national obsession with cupcakes has entered a strange new episode:

Officials in Indianapolis are turning up the heat on a bakery that refused to take an order from a student group seeking rainbow-colored cupcakes for next month’s National Coming Out Day.
A spokesman for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said city officials are conducting an inquiry into the bakery, Just Cookies, which declined to take the order last week from a diversity group at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), which ordered the cupcakes for Oct. 11.
“The city’s position is, it’s the city’s market, it’s a public place,” mayoral spokesman Robert Vane told FoxNews.com. “There is no litmus test for buying services or products at the City Market.”
Just Cookies owner Lilly Stockon defended her bakery’s decision last week, first telling Fox 59 that the shop doesn’t make cupcakes, and then telling a reporter that she didn’t have sufficient materials to make the rainbow colors.
But her co-owner husband, David Stockton, said he had a different reason for refusing to take the order.
“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,” he told Fox 59.
Enter the city officials. [Continue reading…]

How dare these parents decide they don’t want to accept an order for an event they have moral reservations about supporting. (/sarcasm)

What do you think, were these parents wrong to turn down the order for “Coming Out Day” cupcakes?



  • Chris

    I work for a uniform company that is a subsidiary of a large multinational corporation. We once had a customer request a nametag that read “Grand Dragon” (one of the positions in the KKK), and, after checking with our legal team, we determined that we were well within our rights to refuse the order, as we are not a publicly traded company. Any private company has the right to refuse service to anyone unless specifically protected under the Civil Rights Act which guarantees “full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.”
    I don’t see homosexuality implied in there whatsoever, so yes, they are well within their rights to say “this is for homosexuals, so I won’t do it”

  • Maria Aznar

    I think they did what was right because they were following their well-formed conscience and personal principles. Not everyone has the courage to defend moral values openly.

  • Aussie girl

    I dont think they refused to serve them because they were gay but because they wanted cupcakes promoting an idea they did not agree with. If they refused to serve Catholics because they were Catholics that would be bigotry. But if they refused to make cupcakes with the Papal sheild or which declared some kind of belief with which they strongly disagreed then I think they are well within their rights to refuse to make them. The point is that they did not want to participate in making a political statement with which they did not agree. Fair enough I say.

    • barb

      You are suggesting that producing and selling rainbow cupcakes are somehow similar to “forced speech”? Sorry, but even our conservative supreme court wouldn’t buy that load of _____.

  • Canadian

    In Canada they would be brought up before the Human Rights Commission and fleeced for thousands of dollars, even if they ended getting off. Free speech, wether religious based or not, is definitely under attack here. Just google Ezra Levant and see what craziness went down with him!

  • Dagny

    As someone who works in the baking/pastry industry I have often thought about this issue. I used to work at a bakery and we frequently received orders for “sexual themed” cookies. My homosexual boss knew that I was a Catholic and respected my beliefs, he allowed me to not participate in filling those orders. I don’t believe it is right to refuse service to someone because of their sexual orientation. I do however believe it is right to refuse to make certain items. If a homosexual group wanted to buy chocolate chip cookies from me I wouldn’t say no, but if they wanted iced cookies with rainbow colors or “Gay Pride” written on them, I would refuse.



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