AUSTIN, Texas – Whole Foods may be in a whole lot of trouble. An openly gay pastor in Austin claims a Whole Foods bakery worker wrote an anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered last week.
Pastor Jordan Brown of Church of Open Door says he asked the worker to write “Love Wins” on the cake.
It was not until he walked out of the N. Lamar Blvd. store and saw, “Love Wins F**,” according to a lawsuit filed in Travis County.
Pastor Brown says Team Leader Geoff Nunez was initially apologetic, then according to the lawsuit:
“Pastor Jordan asked Nunez directly, ‘If the bakery associated did not do this, then who wrote this on my cake?’ Nunez responded to the effect of, ‘I don’t know, and we can’t help you,’ and hung up the phone.”
Whole Foods stood by Nunez, issuing the following statement:
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.
Brown made the following video to show the label he says is proof the cake wasn’t tampered with: