Pastor Finally Admits Homophobic Slur On Whole Foods Cake Was A Hoax
Last month, Pastor Jordan Brown took to social media and publicly accused a Whole Foods employee at a Texas location of writing “FAG” in the icing of a pro-gay marriage cake that read “Love Wins.” It didn’t take long to realize that his story didn’t quite check out, especially after Whole Foods released security footage of Brown calmly paying for and walking out with a cake that supposedly had a giant homophobic slur visible in the cake box’s clear cellophane window. Cake truthers were also quick to point out that the light blue frosting on “FAG” didn’t match the royal blue frosting on the rest of the baked good.
According to NY Daily News, Brown is finally ready to admit that his weird ploy for attention/misguided attempt to shakedown a supermarket chain was complete bullshit. Brown is dropping his discrimination lawsuit against Whole Foods after admitting that the store “did nothing wrong.”
“I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story,” Brown wrote in a statement. “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.”
Whole Foods is satisfied with the apology and “sees no reason to move forward with our counter suit to defend the integrity of our brand and team members.”
Although Brown is openly gay, he probably didn’t count on the baker who served him to also be a member of the LGBT community, which was yet another hiccup in the pastor’s already ill-conceived plan. So much for “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”