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    Gay Cake Slur Pastor Apologizes to Whole Foods

    Gay Cake Slur Pastor Apologizes to Whole Foods

    “The company did nothing wrong”

    Last month, an Austin-based openly gay pastor accused Whole Foods of icing a gay slur on a cake he ordered from the local grocer. And so Pastor Jordan Brown filed suit.

    I called BS and so did Whole Foods who immediately filed a counter-suit against both the plaintiff and his attorney for fraud.

    Monday, Brown apologized to Whole Foods and his attorney for his allegations:

    Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions. I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney.

    Whole Foods, too released a statement:

    We’re very pleased that the truth has come to light. Given Mr. Brown’s apology and public admission that his story was a complete fabrication, we see no reason to move forward with our counter suit to defend the integrity of our brand and team members.

    Brown originally alleged he ordered a cake from Whole Foods that said “Love Wins” and did not realize until he purchased the cake and returned to his vehicle that the written in blue icing were the words “Love Wins Fag”.

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    tdg54 | May 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    If you’re falsely accusing someone or some company of a hate
    crime, you should be prosecuted under hate crime laws whether a company wants anything to do with it or not. I get Wholefoods wanting to be out of the limelight on this issue, but I don’t get law enforcement giving it a no harm/no foul pass on the bullshit charge – by a dang Pastor no less.


     
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    BrokeGopher | May 17, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    They should sue him anyway. Falsely accusing someone of hate is about the worst thing you can do.


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