Bakery Update: Food TV Star Duff Goldman Offers to Bake Same-Sex Couple's Cake for Free!

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    Feb 05, 2013 9:45 AM GMT
    Duff Goldman, star of the show Ace of Cakes, has graciously offered to bake and transport free of charge a wedding cake for the lesbian couple who was refused service by the Portland bakery.

    http://www.kptv.com/story/20962520/food-tv-star-offers-to-make-cake-for-gay-couple-denied-by-local-bakery
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:34 PM GMT


    EXCELLENT!!!!
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:39 PM GMT
    Love that show! Such an amazing feat of kindness. Hooray!
  • thadjock

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    Feb 05, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    thank god another thread on the lesbian face off with the portland bakery,

    doesn't admin here ever merge threads?

    i'd be more invested if it had been a gay male couple, because i think lesbians get far less discrimination than gay males in this country. for some reason the public embraces lesbians far easily than they do gay males.
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    This makes me way too happy
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    Awesome! Good for him....and love his show icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    His name is Duff Goldman? I always thought he was italian.
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    Feb 05, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    Way to go, Duff!! Thank you!!
  • imbrad

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    That's great! I hope the positive publicity helps people realize the changes that need to be made!
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    Feb 05, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    imbrad saidThat's great! I hope the positive publicity helps people realize the changes that need to be made!


    ?
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    That's mighty nice of him because cakes from Charm City Cakes are definitely not cheap!

    I just hope he doesn't make a cake with flannel fondant!

    Things that make sparks or explode are more his style anyway.
  • Medjai

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    Feb 05, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    Well, now I guess we know who is willing to go for the free publicity grab.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    Medjai saidWell, now I guess we know who is willing to go for the free publicity grab.

    Or, he thinks enough of his social status, that he feels he has to step up for those who can't?
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    JRaRJ said
    Medjai saidWell, now I guess we know who is willing to go for the free publicity grab.

    Or, he thinks enough of his social status, that he feels he has to step up for those who can't?


    It's always about publicity. Free advertising, people know his business is gay friendly, etc.

    There is no such thing as a truly selfless act. There is always something in it for the individual. Always.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    Medjai said
    JRaRJ said
    Medjai saidWell, now I guess we know who is willing to go for the free publicity grab.

    Or, he thinks enough of his social status, that he feels he has to step up for those who can't?


    It's always about publicity. Free advertising, people know his business is gay friendly, etc.

    There is no such thing as a truly selfless act. There is always something in it for the individual. Always.


    Oh really? Always?

    Man, this says more about you than anything else.

    Unfortunately 999/1000 times, youre right.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    thadjock saidthank god another thread on the lesbian face off with the portland bakery,

    doesn't admin here ever merge threads?

    i'd be more invested if it had been a gay male couple, because i think lesbians get far less discrimination than gay males in this country. for some reason the public embraces lesbians far easily than they do gay males.


    I think gay or lesbian the ire seems to be the same. Legally we're all in the same boat.
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    Feb 05, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Afterwards said
    Oh really? Always?

    Man, this says more about you than anything else.

    Unfortunately 999/1000 times, youre right.


    Read Mark Twain's "What is Man?"
  • LJay

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    Feb 05, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    Medjai, you are correct. Too bad that the bakery that refused to bake the cake will probably benefit from some form of anti-gay feeling.

    Still, that Goldman made a friendly, if perhaps commercially advantageous, gesture weighs a bit more on the positive side than saying no to the couple.

    Does it not strike you that Goldman will be downed by some also?

    How far can you take the reaction? When will the waves end? And against which shore?
  • calibro

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    Feb 06, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    duff is gay (seriously, he is)
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    Feb 06, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    JRaRJ said
    Medjai saidWell, now I guess we know who is willing to go for the free publicity grab.

    Or, he thinks enough of his social status, that he feels he has to step up for those who can't?


    It's always about publicity. Free advertising, people know his business is gay friendly, etc.

    There is no such thing as a truly selfless act. There is always something in it for the individual. Always.


    Spoken like a true cynic.

    *sighs*

    Goldman may have feelings about gay people. He may have lost a gay friend; he may have a relative that received similar treatment. He may be taking a giant risk of losing some large clients. See. I can play this spin game as well.

    Consider that his gesture is an inkblot. What others read into it tells much about their perceptions of others. icon_wink.gif

    I've had people say to me what you said about him - I do volunteer palliative care. I'm an author.
    I helped an elderly man who was being home invaded. I was all over the news. I wrote an article about it in the Vancouver Sun.

    I was told I had ulterior motives by a few. I grinned and said it proved they knew nothing about me. Please consider this.

    warmly,

    -Doug