AUSTIN, Texas – An Austin pastor is suing a popular grocery store after he claims he received a cake with an anti-gay slur on it.
Pastor Jordan Brown says he went to Whole Foods to order a cake for one of his congregation members.
He asked employees in the bakery department to write “Love Wins” on a blank, pre-frosted cake.
Brown told KXAN that the employee wrote on the cake, sealed the box and gave it to him.
He says he paid for the cake, but didn’t really take a good look at it until he reached a stop light.
He claims the employee wrote “Love Wins F**” on the cake.
Brown says he called to complain and was told that the situation would be taken care of quickly.
However, he says he got a call back from the store, saying the bakery associate had done nothing wrong.
“The team member wrote ‘Love Wins’ at the top of the cake as requested by the guest and that’s exactly how the cake was packaged and sold at the store. Our team members do not accept or design bakery orders that include language or images that are offensive. Whole Foods Market has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination,” a statement from Whole Foods read.