An Indianapolis bakery has refused an
order for gay cupcakes.
Students from Indiana University-Purdue
University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) claim the co-owner of Just Cookies
inside the Indianapolis City Market refused to sell them cupcakes for
National Coming Out Day, which is celebrated on October 11, Fox
affiliate WIXN reported.
The students were first told they could
not order cupcakes because the bakery only sold cookies, but when the
students asked for rainbow-frosted cookies, they were told to go
“I explained we're a family-run
business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought
maybe it was best not do that,” David Stockton, who owns the bakery
with his wife, Lilly, told a reporter.
Stockton then likened colorful cupcakes
to something obscene.
“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 sell that,” he said.
The students have placed their order
with another bakery.
“I just hope that what comes out of
this is that there's some dialogue and discussion on what we value in
our community, how we share those values and how we interact with our
community members,” said student Rebecca Scherpelz.