AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - Pastor Jordan Brown, who filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods last month claiming it had written a homophobic slur on a cake he ordered, announced Monday that he has dropped his lawsuit and issued 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.
The attorney for Brown says he ordered a cake from the Whole Foods store on Lamar Boulevard with the personalized message “Love Wins,” but when he received the cake it said “Love Wins F**.”