Oh Indiana. And to think this happened in one of our biggest, most liberal (relatively) cities.
This is what they were after: a mulitcolored cupcake to celebrate “National Coming Out Day” next month; a rainbow confection to honor the diversity on the campus of IUPUI. But the student who had the order placed at Just Cookies was told no. [...]
“Look around, we don’t have cupcakes,” said owner Lilly Stockton.
Stockton said she talked to someone who did ask for rainbow cookies but couldn’t accommodate the order.
Stockton: “I don’t have enough colors to do that.”
Reporter: “Not enough colors, not because you didn’t like what they stood for?”
Stockton: “She didn’t tell me what it was for.”
Oh, wait, that sounds like a reasonable excuse. I’m sure other people from the store would back her up.
Then we talked to her husband David, who gradually made it clear that there was an earlier order… and yes, the customer was refused.
“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,” said co-owner David Stockton.
To quote one of my fellow grad students: “First cupcakes, then THE WORLD!”