|Texas pastor Jordan Brown claimed Whole Foods wrote anti-gay slur on his cake|
A local Texas pastor, Jordan Brown, had recently filed a lawsuit against a bakery department associate at Whole Foods claiming the associate wrote an anti-gay slur on a cake he purchased. According to the suit, he asked employees in the bakery department to write “Love Wins” on a blank, pre-frosted cake.
Brown told the media at the time that the employee wrote “Love Wins FAG” on the cake.
Now, Brown has changed his tune, issuing the following statement:
"Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.
"I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions.
"I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney."
Whole Foods Market, responds to the local pastor dismissing his lawsuit:
"We're very pleased that the truth has come to light. Given Mr. Brown's apology and public admission that his story was a complete fabrication, we see no reason to move forward with our counter suit to defend the integrity of our brand and team members.”