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linuxman

(2,337 posts)
Mon Apr 18, 2016, 11:11 PM Apr 2016

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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Whole Foods under fire after Gay Austin pastor sues over homophobic slur on cake (Original Post) linuxman Apr 2016 OP
If true, that's awful mythology Apr 2016 #1
I thought this had to be a hoax. dilby Apr 2016 #2
The color is the same but the thickness looks off. Ace Rothstein Apr 2016 #3
True but chances of finding the exact color dilby Apr 2016 #4
Look at the edges of the letters in "Love Wins" jberryhill Apr 2016 #5
Whole Foods isn't my favorite place because of the owner's stance on labor and organized labor .... marble falls Jun 2016 #6
Yeah, this was a while ago and the "Pastor" pretty much confessed. linuxman Jun 2016 #7
Not sure why I didn't notice the date on this or why it popped up on my DU home page. Thanks.... marble falls Jun 2016 #8

dilby

(2,273 posts)
2. I thought this had to be a hoax.
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:27 AM
Apr 2016

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.

dilby

(2,273 posts)
4. True but chances of finding the exact color
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:45 AM
Apr 2016

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.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
5. Look at the edges of the letters in "Love Wins"
Tue Apr 19, 2016, 03:50 PM
Apr 2016

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.

marble falls

(58,768 posts)
6. Whole Foods isn't my favorite place because of the owner's stance on labor and organized labor ....
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:05 AM
Jun 2016

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.

marble falls

(58,768 posts)
8. Not sure why I didn't notice the date on this or why it popped up on my DU home page. Thanks....
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 08:44 AM
Jun 2016

for responding.

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