Have you sat down recently and considered all of the forms discrimination can come in? Legislation, hate speech, song lyrics and the worst, of course, being cupcakes.
Wait, what? Yes, it's true. According to the owner of Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, cupcakes can be a major way to discriminate against others, especially the homosexual community. A gay student group from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) wanted to place an order for rainbow frosted cupcakes or cookies and were refused.
To find out exactly what went down, hit the break.
When asked by a local FOX affialiate why he refused the order, David Stockton, co-owner, said,
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... We have our values, and you know, some things... for instance, if someone wants a cookie with an obscenity, well, we're not going to do that.
First of all, the two daughters are 17 and 20 years old. Not quite the impressionable children he would have you believe. At this point they know who they are and how the world works - and they have just been taught a very good life lesson: bigots can discriminate in all kinds of new ways every day.
Second, the community has spoken with very loud voices, all saying that what they did was wrong. One former customer posted on Urban Spoon,
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.
This is probably the most favorable review of the company on the site. At least this will teach the daughters another life lesson: it is more important to not sell things to people you don't like than being able to make a living.
Hopefully this will make sure everyone knows how evil sprinkles really are.