Lufkin community backs bakery criticized for its ‘Pride’ cookies – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
A bakery in Lufkin receives a wave of community support after posting a photo of rainbow cookies in honor of Pride Month.
On Thursday, Confections Bakery in Lufkin posted on Facebook a photo of their rainbow heart cookies with the caption: “More LOVE. Less hate. Good pride to all of our LGBTQ friends! All cookie lovers and of happiness are welcome here. ”
According to Confections, the bakery “has lost a significant number of subscribers” because of the photo of the cookies.
The bakery also said it received a hate message on its business page canceling an order for five dozen summer cookies.
“Honestly, I never thought that a post literally saying more love less hate would trigger this kind of backlash against a very small business struggling to stay afloat and spread a little joy through baked goods, ”Confections said in a Facebook post.
In response to the backlash received by Confections, the Lufkin community turned to Facebook, rallying to the bakery’s efforts to support the LGBTQ community.
Some members of the community offered words of encouragement while others offered to purchase the canceled order of five dozen cookies.
According to Confections, the bakery also gained 2,500 new subscribers on its social media platforms.
“We are amazed at your generosity of heart,” the bakery said in an article on Friday. “The line has been wrapped around the street since we opened.”
On Saturday, Confections said they were fully sold, prompting the last people in their store to donate money as there was nothing left to buy.
Confections said the bakery is now working on making rainbow cookies which will be available when the store opens on Tuesday.