I’m confused. I thought turning down a customer’s order, regardless of the reason, was discrimination. It turns out, it all depends on the level and direction of political correctness.
If a homosexual couple wants a cake for their wedding, any business that turns down their order should be forced to shut down, the owners fined excessively, and prosecuted for hate crimes and thrown in jail indefinitely. If someone wants a cake designed to resemble the Confederate Battle flag, any business that doesn’t turn down the order should be forced to shut down, the owners fined excessively, and prosecuted for hate crimes and thrown in jail indefinitely. So, it just all depends on which opinion you have.
In Fredericksburg, Virginia a bakery business called Crumb and Get It received an order from someone for a cake that resembled the Confederate Battle flag. They happily took the order and made the cake as requested. They posted a picture on Facebook with a brief description:
The business owner Mike Sweeney told Fox5 News, “It was for us a business decision to do that. We had like a two minute conversation about it.”
It didn’t take long for people to chime in on Facebook, voicing their disapproval over this “incident.” Here are some choice responses:
- “This flag should be seen for what it is a symbol of slavery, treason, seccession [sic], and oppression. Blithely summarizing that as “History is a part of this great nation…” is absurd. A) Of course history is a part of this nation. That’s a silly and obvious statement. B) I’m not understanding how your “area being home to many battles of the Civil War” justifies producing cakes that promote a symbol of hate. Have some ethics Crumb & Get It.”
- “Perhaps stick to just baking cakes and leave the political tripe out of it. This entire post is nothing but more knee jerk passive aggressive marketing.”
- “Not all history is worthy of pride. That flag is a symbol and founded on inequality and treason. Yes, let god bless america, as we parade the flag of one of our former enemies. You are alienating a lot of your local patrons, i just find this disgusting.”
“Leave the political tripe out of it?” That’s what we’ve been saying and trying to do for decades now. But in this day and age, it’s not possible to say anything without sounding “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobic” or whatever else to the politically correct Left. Everything is political, has “hateful” connotations, or “bigoted” undertones, uses “racial code words.” That’s not our doing. We tried keeping the politics out of it, but the Left wouldn’t allow it. They want us to leave the “political tripe out of it?” I’m all for it. So, let this place have the freedom to choose to bake a Confederate Battle flag cake and not to bake a Nazi cookie cake.
“The thing about this great Nation is that we all have opinions and are allowed to voice them,” the company said in a statement on its Facebook page. “This was not done out of hatred. We post many special orders, and will continue to do so. No, we will not do ISIS or Nazi cookie cakes, so don’t be ridiculous.”
The bakery owner told Fredericksburg.com he’s had multiple people threaten to sue his bakery and protest the storefront.
“What’s been most disappointing about this situation is we have had critics on social media make demands of us simply because we disagree,” Sweeney told the website. “We are a small business and a family of six, and we’ve been serving the Fredericksburg community from day one. We find these strong-arm tactics very sad.”
If you thought it was ridiculous for Sweet Cakes by Melissa to get sued for not baking a cake for a customer and then getting fined $135,000, forcing their business to go under, just wait until Crumb and Get It gets sued for baking a cake for a customer.