Earlier today, I learned that Fox News published a report (which mostly copies from the KCCI story). The only new thing I learned was that there is a Facebook-based boycott of Victoria's Cake Cottage. It looks like the boycott predates the story going viral. This is the boycott group's mission:
Victoria's Cake Cottage web page says, "We provide residents of Des Moines, IA with decorative cakes." That is, UNLESS YOU'RE GAY. The owner REFUSES to sell wedding cakes to LGBT couples. Boycott her business and let her know homophobia is BAD BUSINESS and WILL NOT be tolerated.Personally, I don't see the point of the boycott. Do you really want to get a cake made by someone who feels coerced into working with you and who really doesn't support your wedding? Wedding cheaps aren't inexpensive. Support gay-friendly businesses and let the other businesses do their thing.
Boycotting does little but turn this business owner into either a victim or a martyr. There are two groups of people who are seeking her cakes: 1. Heterosexual people who most like won't care about the boycott or who will purposely seek her out because of the boycott and 2. Homosexual people who she doesn't even want to serve in the first place.
Basically, I'm all for advertising that this business doesn't want to work for gay families and for promoting gay-family-friendly business alternatives. But the boycott is something we can all do without.