Now, the beginnings of this story are familiar. Outspoken activist "community leader" of the professional victim class - in this case a gay 'Christian' preacher - supposedly encounters unprovoked hate. No, not this kind of encounter. We're talking far more low-level: he buys a custom cake that says 'Love Wins', and claims that a chef decided to add the word 'FAG' to the cake.
You know where this is going.
LOVE WINS FAG. That’s not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoods and I am offended for myself & the entire #LGBT community pic.twitter.com/cuxuv6mL3G— Jordan D Brown (@PasJordanBrown) April 18, 2016That link doesn't work anymore, but just so we're clear on what level this guy is playing at, here's the cake in question:
|Pictured: One hell of a faggy cake.|
What impresses me is that apparently the manager didn't only look into this, but actually made the move of calling the good pastor back just to tell him, you know what? This looks funny. You're not even getting your cake coupon.
A short while later, Whole Foods started talking about suing the -pastor-, because their camera footage seemed to clearly show that there's no way this event went down the way he said it did. They were innocent, and not only was this a hoax, but a hoax they were going to punish him for.
Pause and admire Whole Foods on this one: going all Cake Detective and getting into countersuit talk? That's going above and beyond the call of duty, and it makes me wonder what Brown was asking for here behind the scenes. Mandatory hiring of LGBT outreach specialists for all the Whole Foods bakeries? Whatever the reason, they went after this guy hard and fast. Enough that he not only backed off, but he dropped his claims altogether and apologized.
Good job, Whole Foods. I'm not sure Love Wins, but security cameras pack one hell of a punch, that much I'm sure of.