Mckenzie Gill, a teenage girl from Bossier City, Louisiana, went to a local Albertsons grocery store to have a cake made for her upcoming 18th birthday. Gill, a supporter of Donald Trump, asked the bakery’s employee to put an American flag and “Trump 2016” on the cake. Gill said the woman refused, stating that she could paste the flag, but not the “Trump 2016” message.
Ms. Gill said in a Monday, September 5th Facebook post: “Just left Albertsons, the woman behind the cake counter just refused to make me a birthday cake because I wanted ‘Trump 2016’ on it…. Did that really just happen?” She told a local TV station the cake was for her 18th birthday, the theme of which is “Trump 2016.”
“We [wanted] an American flag cake with Trump 2016 on it, and right when I said ‘Trump,’ like, the lady kinda just -- ‘Trump?’” the 17-year-old recalled. “She was like, ‘I definitely -- I mean I can make you a flag cake, but I’m not going to write Trump on it.’”
An Albertsons spokesperson has since apologized to the Gill family, claiming the issue was a misunderstanding over company policy regarding “copyrighted phrases.”
Now tell me the one about the three bears. “Copyrighted phrases?!” That’s preposterous. That’s a “non-truth” of nearly Clintonian proportions.
In 2013, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa- an Oregon bakery- were fined $135,000 by the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industry due to their refusal to participate in a lesbian wedding ceremony. The owners cited their deeply-held Christian religious beliefs as the basis for that refusal.
Then the state slapped a gag order on them, preventing them from even publicly discussing the matter. Doesn’t that take the cake? How is that even possible in America?
Surely similar fines will be levied against this Albertson’s bakery? After all, they aren’t even a small, family-owned company. Fines of this nature won’t put Albertsons out of business. They are a larger corporation that can easily afford to pay for their insensitivity. And anyway, they have no excuse, as disdain for a Republican politician isn’t a religious issue.
My mistake. To the progressive left, it is.