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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 11:11 PM

 

Whole Foods under fire after Gay Austin pastor sues over homophobic slur on cake

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/whole-foods-under-fire-after-gay-austin-pastor-sues-over-homophobic-slur-on-cake/


A gay pastor in Austin, Texas accused a local Whole Foods store of discrimination for adding a homophobic slur to his cake order, KXAN-TV reported.

Jordan Brown was scheduled to give a press conference on Monday following the release of a video detailing the incident.

He says in the short video that he went to the company’s flagship store on April 14 and ordered a cake bearing the inscription, “Love wins.” An employee complied with the request, sealing the cake with a sticker.

Brown’s lawsuit stated that he caught the slur written on the cake — which Brown intended to give to a congregation member — after driving away from the store. The video shows the cake inside the box bearing the company’s logo, and Brown also displays his receipt.

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Reply Whole Foods under fire after Gay Austin pastor sues over homophobic slur on cake (Original post)
linuxman Apr 2016 OP
mythology Apr 2016 #1
dilby Apr 2016 #2
Ace Rothstein Apr 2016 #3
dilby Apr 2016 #4
jberryhill Apr 2016 #5
marble falls Jun 2016 #6
linuxman Jun 2016 #7
marble falls Jun 2016 #8

Response to linuxman (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:17 AM

1. If true, that's awful

 

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:27 AM

2. I thought this had to be a hoax.

Since I figured one would look at the cake to make sure it's right before paying for it and you can see the slur quite clearly through the top of the box. However the slur is the exact same color as the Love Wine and the box is sealed and appears not tampered with.

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Response to dilby (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:36 AM

3. The color is the same but the thickness looks off.

The Love Wins looks much thicker than the slur.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:45 AM

4. True but chances of finding the exact color

Seems pretty unlikely. Most bakeries make their own colors by mixing food coloring into the frosting so making the same color blue at home seems really slim.

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Response to dilby (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:50 PM

5. Look at the edges of the letters in "Love Wins"

 


The second color was put over the first color of the text.

The original text color was the same as the frosting at the edges.

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Response to linuxman (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:05 AM

6. Whole Foods isn't my favorite place because of the owner's stance on labor and organized labor ....

but I have trouble believing that that cake was not altered. The work force at Whole Foods is diverse and so is its customer base. I hate to think that the pastor has fabricated this issue, but I tend to think that may be the case.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:27 AM

7. Yeah, this was a while ago and the "Pastor" pretty much confessed.

 

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Response to linuxman (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:44 AM

8. Not sure why I didn't notice the date on this or why it popped up on my DU home page. Thanks....

for responding.

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