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.

12 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Christian's Avatar Christian

    Paleo, no carbs !

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