First, let’s double-check the details of the latest hate crime hoax by a gay activist.
CNS News explains:
The image of a cake reading “Love Wins ***” caused a stir of social media recently after an openly homosexual pastor posted a video online, but the company that sold the cake says the claim is fraudulent and they are countersuing.
KEYE-TV is reporting, the attorney for Pastor Jordan Brown says he ordered a cake from the Whole Foods store in Austin, Texas with the personalized message “Love Wins,” but when he received it read “Love Wins ***.”
[…]On Tuesday, Whole Foods released store security video and a statement on the cake purchase, and they claim the cake box was altered.
“Mr. Brown admits that he was in sole possession and control of the cake until he posted his video, which showed the UPC label on the bottom and side of the box.” the statement reads.
“After reviewing our security footage of Mr. Brown, it’s clear that the UPC label was in fact on top of the cake box, not on the side of the package. This is evident as the cashier scans the UPC code on top of the box.
“After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney.”
Whole Foods Market has filed a defemation lawsuit against Brown and his attorney seeking $100,000 in damages.
You’ll notice that I blanked out the curse word, because I think it’s horrible to make people that I disagree with uncomfortable with curse words. I don’t like what some gay activists are doing with respect to using the education system and government coercion to push an agenda against natural marriage and first amendment right, but I don’t want to say anything intimidating. I just want to disagree.
Apparently, the hate crime guy is short of money:
On Wednesday, Fox 7 Austin reported that Brown was sued just one month ago for nearly $30,000.
The complaint was filed on March 11, 2016 for breach of contract by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust for unpaid student loans related to his education at Slippery Rock University, a public, master’s level university in Pennsylvania. Brown is being sued for an unpaid student loan balance of $24,885.25 and unpaid interest of $3,030.26, for a total of $27,915.51.
Fox 7 Austin also reported that the Facebook page of Brown’s church, the “Church of Open Doors,” was soliciting donations claiming that they are moving to a new location and expanding, but when they visited the address listed, they “found nothing, just an apartment complex.”
A Google search for the address listed on the Facebook page brings up the AMLI South Shore apartments. A nearby address listed on the Church of Open Doors’ website isn’t a church either, but a postal/courier businesst hat also rents U-Haul trucks.
Anyway, so it looks like another fake hate crime. Here are some tips from The Federalist about how to commit a successful fake hate crime.
- Pick A Believable Villain
- A Good Witness
- Pick Better Ironclad Proof Than An Easily-Resealable Adhesive Sticker.
- Make Your Victimization As Anonymous As Possible
- Know What You Don’t Know
Here is the most important one:
#4 Make Your Victimization As Anonymous As Possible
A good social justice hoax will just blame “Christians who came into my restaurant” or “someone in my town, don’t know who.” In these examples, you’re claiming to have been victimized by someone in a pool of tens of thousands to millions of people. In the case of Brown, he named the specific Whole Foods, where specific people are on record as having decorated specific cakes. Probably with video evidence.
The specific employee who was accused of bigotry, it turns out, is, in the parlance of 2016 America, a “member of the LGBTQ community.” And the record shows, according to Whole Foods, that the cake was made as requested, with “Love Wins” written on the tip top of it.
It can’t be said enough: Never pin your hoax on an actual, specific person who can be questioned and who can refute your dumb story.
Dear, oh dear. The person who baked the cake is gay. That won’t work for this hate crime.
I blogged before about several other fake hate crimes in this post, this post and this post. It happens a lot. It might be a good idea to assume that hate crimes committed against the secular left are false unless they are proven true. There is a lot of mental illness in the secular left crowd.