rainbow cookies for Pride
An angry customer canceled an order from a pro-LGBTQ bakery. The move backfired. 

A Texas bakery went viral after a Facebook post lamenting how they had lost a big order due to their support for the LGBTQ community. 

“We received a very hateful message on our business page canceling a large order (5dz) of summer themed cookies for tomorrow morning (that we just finished decorating) because of a rainbow heart cookie we posted,” the owners of Confections bakery wrote. “If you love our cookies we will have an overabundance of them tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.”

What happened next is astounding: The posts caught like wildfire, accruing some 40,000 likes (and counting) on Facebook.

The employees of Confections showed up to work the next day to a line around the block, thousands of new followers, and scores of positive messages on social media. We recapped the whole series of events on our page:

Confections, a bakery in Texas, received a hateful message and a canceled order after posting a photo of rainbow cookies...

Posted by Universal Life Church Ministries on Monday, June 7, 2021

“We are astonished at your generosity of heart,” they posted. “We’ve always had such faith in humanity, and y’all have just reconfirmed the ABSOLUTE BEAUTY in human nature.”

Confections has been selling completely out of stock every day since, even as scores of cookie-lovers across the country ask them if they ship their sweet treats nationwide.

If this story doesn't underscore the power of the internet today, we're not sure what does.

This powerful tool we've developed can, unfortunately, make a person or a business the target of hate over a single innocuous post. But, by the same token, it can also be an intense force for good – allowing a community to connect over shared values and rally around something they care about and want to support.

44 comments

  1. John's Avatar John

    The more people try to legalize morality, the greater the pushback will come. There are still a tremendous number of people in the United States who are frightened of anyone that doesn't look or sound like themselves. The good news, is they are largely an older population and with any luck most of them will be gone in another generation. Maybe then United States will live up to its dream of a heterogeneous population, tolerant of everyone's uniqueness, and living in peace

    1. Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR's Avatar Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR

      Hush fool...

    2. Doctor Loyal's Avatar Doctor Loyal

      In the Preamble to the Constitution, the American population was only promised, "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." I'm not sure a heterogenous population was ever the intent of our "Founders"; tolerance isn't even mentioned.

      You are Not guaranteed Happiness, only the pursuit of it !!

      1. Christopher Edward Smith's Avatar Christopher Edward Smith

        …and anyone who pursues happiness shall indeed find happiness. The one who stands in the way of any person’s pursuit of happiness, will surly also stand in the way of their own pursuit of happiness, because one can not do to another that they don’t do yo themselves…💫 Love and Light

        1. Timothy Lloyd Johnson's Avatar Timothy Lloyd Johnson

          Amen to that! Love is Love and Hate is Hate!

  1. David Arthur Lewis's Avatar David Arthur Lewis

    If Christians keep kicking out all the "sinners", pretty soon there won't be anyone left who qualifies for church membership.

  1. Nicholas J Page's Avatar Nicholas J Page

    If you don't like it don't buy it or cause problems for anybody.Were all people no one chooses to be gay or straight God loves every one.I will say you have a boring life if you want to complain about that You all need to get out more And get a Life you sad people

    1. Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR's Avatar Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR

      God does not create a person with homosexual desires.

      Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

      Perhaps that is the key phrase in the question of whether it is possible to be a gay Christian: “struggle against.” It is possible for a Christian to struggle with homosexual temptations. Many homosexuals who become Christians have ongoing struggles with homosexual feelings and desires. Some strongly heterosexual men and women have experienced a “spark” of homosexual interest at some point in their lives. Whether or not these desires and temptations exist does not determine whether a person is a Christian. The Bible is clear that no Christian is sinless (1 John 1:8,10). While the specific sin / temptation varies from one Christian to another, all Christians have struggles with sin, and all Christians sometimes fail in those struggles (1 Corinthians 10:13).

      https://sites.google.com/site/antiblasphemycentral/Home/what-does-the-bible-say-about-homosexuality-is-homosexuality-a-sin

      1. Anthony Skum Love's Avatar Anthony Skum Love

        These are words of God and self these words of a man saying what he thinks the word of God is. Jesus will except all that was his real teaching to accept everyone. And if you follow your Christianity you take in all centers you don’t turn them away.

      2. Loney Burns's Avatar Loney Burns

        1 Corinthians 6:9-10 King James Version 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

        10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

        King James doesn’t have the word “Homosexual”. Which Bible version did you use please?

      3. Timothy Lloyd Johnson's Avatar Timothy Lloyd Johnson

        Absolutely false. You may mask your bigotry however you please, yet it is still bigotry. Those who love to quote the Bible understand it the least. God and your fellow man will not judge you well...

      4. Wendy Sue Harding's Avatar Wendy Sue Harding

        Sorry, but gotta make this quick I think you are a colossal nut job Period

      5. Wendy Sue Harding's Avatar Wendy Sue Harding

        I think you’re a great fit for the Catholics …

      6. Ilmenheru Terikson's Avatar Ilmenheru Terikson

        Jesus was totally gay though, no sausage fest like his crew could be anything but a gay orgyfest. Did you know if your main friend group is the same gender as you it strongly indicates homosexual desires? Turns out its the boys who love to roll with the girls and always be around the opposite sex do so because they are 100% always on the ball ready to be the guy the girls turn to when they get the mood.

        If you are Hank Hilling it with a few long time bros, chances are you and your bros should of just gotten married a long damn time ago.

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Nicholas, I think I might like to take you as my date, to a gay pride parade.

  1. Floyd Glover's Avatar Floyd Glover

    Well the Lord is the one who Judges..As for me I love all and we should let the Lord do what he do. We must end the hate & racial despair. So what if they color the cookies. The final say is the Lords. His statures & commandments are just.

  1. Ronaldo's Avatar Ronaldo

    Business is business. Money is green, at least in America, not brown, black, white, yellow, or red. Money is also completely asexual, though most of it has male faces. The only morality that should be a part of business involves truth, honesty, and fair dealings. If some group that is "offensive" to someone wants to do business, why should the owner of that business lose a sale because someone else is offended by his potential customers? I've had people ask me if I buy from woman-owned, minority-owned, or some other group-owned businesses over the years. My answer is always the same; "I don't know, and I don't care." I deal with a particular business or company because they offer a good service or product for a fair price. If they do not, I don't deal with them. The ability to do good business should not be dependent on your race, sex, gender, color, political affiliation, or nation of origin, and no one raised in a capitalist nation should be concerned with anything other than their business practices. If a bakery offers me good products for good price, I don't care if they bake for LGBTQ customers, or they don't. I don't even care if they are Republican or Democrat. It's their business, not mine.

  1. Timothy Lloyd Johnson's Avatar Timothy Lloyd Johnson

    I was seriously appalled at many of these comments. I thought our community was better than that! Fundamentalist Christians on here who demand their rights be respected are so quick to deny those rights to others, often breaking laws to do so. Shame! Shame on your bigotry, your hate, your lack of compassion and understanding! I challenge you to take a long look in the mirror, are you so very proud of what you've become?

    1. Lalita Devi's Avatar Lalita Devi

      The only person intolerant of the opinions of others here, appears to be you.

      You resort to name-calling, and pop-culture trigger-words.

      Did Creator make a "mistake"? Are people born in the wrong body? NO.

      Evolution asks of us, acceptance. Acceptance of the things we cannot change (sex), and the wisdom to know the difference. Ego demands reality bend to its will. Ego is the enemy of the Soul.

      Sex/Sexual energy (Chi/Qi/Prana) is the fuel for the Evolution of our Soul. Damaging the sexual organs damages the vehicle and vessel of Enlightenment; it is a crime against the self, and the Creator.

      Can people do whatever they want? YES. Are there consequences? YES. More than the ego can ever know.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    The fact is God made 1 out of every 200 of with some kind of sex abnormality. This women tells what it is like to have a vagina, balls and a breasts. Gametically she is male, but looking at her you would think she's a women? Time for Christians to learn about the world God created for them.... It's not what they think.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_quinn_the_way_we_think_about_biological_sex_is_wrong/transcript?language=en#t-157333

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      Did you have a particular god in mind Douglas? Were you referencing a particular Christian one? Just asking for a Mormon friend.

      🦁❤️

      1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

        Wouldn’t that be the God you believe in? Don’t matter if you are Christian, Muslim, or Mormon. Fact remains God made 1 out of 200 of us with some genetic sex abnormality. Does your Mormon friend think they are Christian? I know a lot of Mormons who think they are, but they don’t follow the tenants of the Christian religion so they really aren’t.

      2. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

        Wouldn’t that be the God you believe in? Don’t matter if you are Christian, Muslim, or Mormon. Fact remains God made 1 out of 200 of us with some genetic sex abnormality. Does your Mormon friend think they are Christian? I know a lot of Mormons who think they are, but they don’t follow the tenants of the Christian religion so they really aren’t.

  1. Angel's Avatar Angel

    I support any buissness that has good food and great prices!! I am also an American ans support our constitution, don't like it, don't eat. But don't whine about it either as this is part of being American...

    1. Keith Allen Steele Eash's Avatar Keith Allen Steele Eash

      To Angel: right on target.

  1. Daniel Gray's Avatar Daniel Gray

    they want to make cakes to celebrate being homosexual then let them. Unlike them no straight person is going to demand they go against their beliefs.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    As soon as I find out how to purchase and order those rainbow cookies from that bakery I'm going to start doing so.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    Different strokes for different folks. I'm glad I'm not prejudiced, and rejoice in diversity, but neither place myself above those who are, and condemn them. I prefer the companionship of like minded people who aren't prejudiced, so I guess to that extent I'm prejudiced against prejudiced people. I can't imagine how it could ever be that everyone would fully accept everyone else, but more people do seem to be more tolerant of different kinds of people now. And I think that makes the world a better place to live, but won't deceive myself into believing that could ever be worldwide, all the time, with everyone. There will always be nay sayers who we must seek to avoid. Atleast the bakery knows not to conduct business with those people again, and through that transaction have found out they're supported by far more than they ever imagined. It looks like those prejudiced people have inadvertently caused them to get rich.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    We certainly seem to have a large number of not too terribly straight ministers, on this blog. Maybe we could help that bakery by selling their rainbow cookies at Gay Pride festivities this month, in our communities

  1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

    I’m surprised religionists are not yet asking for all food in stores to have a mark on the label identifying that the food has been processed by heterosexual people, or Christians, much like the Jewish folk have the “U” or “K” mark on labels to identify the contents meets the, Kosher requirements, or the Union of Rabi’s.

    I wonder how many are atheists that package food? Perhaps we could have an “A” mark on food labels 🤷🏼, but in reality we’re not really bothered who has processed/made the food as long as it’s clean and edible.

    🦁❤️

    1. Ilmenheru Terikson's Avatar Ilmenheru Terikson

      Ironically if Christians really believed as they claim they do, they would be the biggest health nuts and nutrition experts on Earth because it is quite literally in their holy book that their body is to be treated like the most holy and sacred of things.

      We would not see any of those 300 pound guys waddling around with ARs at wal mart if they respected their body and their bible at all.

      1. Tabitha Nemecek's Avatar Tabitha Nemecek

        Obesity isn’t a choice anymore than gender or sexual orientation are. There are medical reasons a person can be obese. This is the simple mindedness that is being spoke about in this article. We as people don’t get to judge others, period. You don’t know their story but it’s always more than meets the eye. Even if you do know their story, you don’t get to decide how they should have handled it. You absolutely can’t assume that an obese person just needs to eat better and go to the gym.

  1. Christian's Avatar Christian

    Paleo, no carbs !

  1. Lalita Devi's Avatar Lalita Devi

    The issue isn't with the LGB, the issue is with the T - mostly, selfish males. Females tend to disappear... 

    The Males are doing things like this: stealing Olympic opportunities from young indigenous women. [1]

    Even Caitlyn Jenner agrees that male-bodies should not be in girls' sports; he will always be a dad, first.

    Women who object are silenced, banned, and deplatformed online and in the workplace - that's why we never hear their side of the story.

    However, the tides are turning... Stonewall created what has turned into a Military Operation, placing transgender wants above the needs, rights, and safety of women, and recruiting influential bodies to do their bidding for them.

    The Equalities and Human Rights Commission have just left the "Diversity Champions Scheme", and many Universities are now following suit due to legal fears, after a woman was fired from her job for speaking up for women's rights, and then won a landmark case stating being critical of trans/gender/identity is worthy of respect in a democratic society, and it is now illegal and unlawful to punish women who speak up for their rights, protections, and safety. [2]

    Trans people are not vulnerable; they are funded by billionaires like Martin Rothblatt and the Getty's, and - worst of all - transgender (males) cause MORE harm/death/r+pe/murder/femicide than any harm that is ever caused to them. [3]

    Feminism is not for men. Feminism is not anti-men. Feminism is FOR women.

    If countries want to stop their birth-rates from declining, they would do well to respect and protect women and girls - only women who feel safe desire to become mothers. 

    Please share this information far and wide, if it is safe to do so, and you know in your Heart that this has been wrong, all along.

    As mentioned, the problem is with the T. The LGB Alliance has been formed to protect LGB people from Homophobic Transgender Predators who don't respect same-sex relationships - especially the males, who call themselves Lesbians, and r+pe homosexual women. The LGB really need our help.

    1. https://womentheoriginal.weebly.com/knowledge-is-power/where-is-your-feminism

    2. https://womentheoriginal.weebly.com/knowledge-is-power/it-is-legal-to-think-critically

    3. https://womentheoriginal.weebly.com/knowledge-is-power/trans-criminals-outnumber-anti-trans-crime

    1. Timothy Lloyd Johnson's Avatar Timothy Lloyd Johnson

      What an abomination! Your exaggeration and lies are deplorable! Your bigotry is obvious! TERF

  1. Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR's Avatar Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR

    A lot of misinformation here.

    1. Master Wolf KSC's Avatar Master Wolf KSC

      It does seem like that. Way too much misinformation. Not to mention Xtreme judgements like it was a new sport.

  1. James W. Nusky Jr's Avatar James W. Nusky Jr

    I always remind believers to never be worried about the rainbow 🌈. The rainbow was created by God. Given to Noah as a reminder. Four thousand years later, Satan took the rainbow and gave it to his followers. I would say always be free to share the real meaning of the rainbow. That our creator saw a violent ,perverted bunch of people who no longer wanted a relationship with him, and couldn’t, because their DNA had been changed by the fallen Angels, and destroyed them all with thee exception of Noah and his family. A reminder that he will never destroy again bye flood.

    1. James W. Nusky Jr's Avatar James W. Nusky Jr

      Oh, btw, Jesus said it would be the same nonsense when he returns. Matthew 24:37-39

  1. Floyd Glover's Avatar Floyd Glover

    Amen

  1. Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR's Avatar Stephen Vincent Kochjar JR

    See?

  1. Keith Allen Steele Eash's Avatar Keith Allen Steele Eash

    First of all, being gay or whatever is a choice. God didn't make something to go against his own creation. Choosing to be gay or transgender is a choice. A perversion.
    Secondly, 5 dozen cookies sure is not a large order in my mind. Just make rainbow cookies and shutup about the fact you support LGBTQ and you won't lose business. Common sense lacks in some businessmen. Don't make your business a moral issue turned into a political issue.

  1. Rowland Anton Barkley's Avatar Rowland Anton Barkley

    How nice this bakery was baking "summer themed cookies"! Like most people, I have always liked rainbows. Rainbows do not belong to any particular group.

    The bakery response to public support was “We’ve always had such faith in humanity, and y’all have just reconfirmed the ABSOLUTE BEAUTY in human nature.”, Excellent business and social presence, a response for all, not some particular group. That is how to sell cookies.

    The sexual or religious orientation of your customers need have no more attention from a business, than a glass of water needs to judge who will drink it.

  1. A James Baird's Avatar A James Baird

    Since being a member of the LBGTQ+ is a choice, I'm curious as to when you elected to resist your homosexual tendencies, and chose to live your life as a heterosexual.

    Sauce for the goose, is STILL sauce for the gander.

    Love, respect, acceptance.

    James

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