April 3, 2015
I can’t stand the shameless opportunists over at the Blaze – Glenn Beck’s operation – but this still makes me happy.
Donations are pouring in Memories Pizza after it became the first business in Indiana to publicly support the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Lawrence Billy Jones III – a reporter for The Blaze, a conservative news site – started a GoFundMe page Wednesday to raise $45,000 for the family-owned pizzeria in Walkerton to “relieve the financial loss endured by the proprietors’ stand for faith.”
By 2 p.m. Thursday, they had far surpassed their goal – raking in more than $190,000.
Note: at time of writing it is at almost $500,000.
Countless people condemned the small business after co-owner Crystal O’Connor appeared on WBND-LD to discuss her support for RFRA, or Senate Bill 101, which critics say legalizes discrimination against gays and lesbians.
O’Connor claims she would serve gay customers but believes her Christian faith prevents her from catering their wedding receptions.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” O’Connor told the local ABC affiliate.
After the segment went viral, Memories Pizza closed temporarily due to threatening phone calls, social media messages, and Yelp reviews.
This demonstrates, quite clearly, that people are seeking an outlet for their anger over the homo agenda being forced down our throats.