INDIANAPOLIS -- The owners of a cookie shop that has operated for more than two decades at the Indianapolis City Market could face eviction.
But it's the reason behind that possible eviction that is raising provocative questions that pit the rights and moral beliefs of a business owner against the obligation of the city to do all it can to prevent discrimination and encourage tolerance.
The city is investigating whether the owner of Just Cookies engaged in discrimination last week when he cited moral objections to homosexuality as his reason for declining a customer's request to provide rainbow-iced cookies for a "National Coming Out Day" event planned next week at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
I mean, rainbow icing. Come on!