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No Gay Cupcakes for You, Indianapolis!

No Gay Cupcakes for You, Indianapolis!

An anti-gay establishment called Just Cookies in Indianapolis, IN loves its customers. Well, its STRAIGHT customers anyway. If you’re gay, you might not want to choose to visit Just Cookies in the Indianapolis City Market again after you read what happened recently when they denied service to an LGBT group looking for some doughy goodness for National Coming Out Day.

An anti-gay establishment called Just Cookies in Indianapolis, IN loves its customers. Well, its STRAIGHT customers anyway. If you’re gay, you might not want to choose to visit Just Cookies in the Indianapolis City Market again after you read what happened recently when they denied service to an LGBT group looking for some doughy goodness for National Coming Out Day.

"[The students] weren't asking to petition for anything, they just wanted cupcakes for an event," said Rebecca Scherpelz, a friend of an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) student, to the local Fox station.

When the students inquired about ordering the multi-colored rainbow cupcakes, they were told that it was against the company’s family policy to accept the order.

"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 a local Fox television station. "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."

Hot spot restaurant website Urban Spoon is being flooded with comments regarding the rainbow threat. One reviewer named “Tony” wrote the following on the foodie website:

Okay... Lemme point out a FEW things: Rainbows? Rainbow Brite, My Pretty Pony, Care Bears, etc, etc. Do your girls need to know what they're for? No. Do you like making money? Yes. Are you so inbred you'd refuse to make a damned RAINBOW cupcake? Unfortunately... yes. Shame on you. Pick up your King James Bible, New Testament, etc. and read the line that says, "Judge not, least ye be judged." I bet Jesus would have made rainbow cupcakes, added sprinkles, and would have shown up for the festivities, too!

We should mention that the above words are from “Tony” are not necessarily the views of the SheWired staff. Still, the man has a great point. What is so blasphemous about rainbow cupcakes?

Another reader named “ChrisSmith03” on Urban Spoon wrote:

Couldn't you teach your daughters love and tolerance instead of HATE? Hate is not a family value. I hope one of your daughters is a lesbian as then you'd certainly regret your decision.

There was a bakery ready and willing to fulfill the students’ bakery needs for National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2010. The company known as The Flying Cupcake took the order without hesitation. They have two locations: 5617 N. Illinois Street and 715 E. Massachusetts Ave. Be sure to check them out next time you’re in town!

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