Skip to comments.RFRA: First Michiana, Indiana business to publicly deny same-sex service
Posted on 04/01/2015 7:12:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
WALKERTON, Ind. - A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The O'Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, says they have a right to believe in their religion and protect those ideals.
If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no, says Crystal O'Connor of Memories Pizza.
She and her family are standing firm in their beliefs.
The O'Connor's have owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton for 9 years.
It's a small-town business, with small-town ideals.
We are a Christian establishment, says O'Connor.
The O'Connor family prides themselves in owning a business that reflects their religious beliefs.
We're not discriminating against anyone, that's just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything, says O'Connor.
So, when Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, the family was not disappointed.
We definitely agree with the bill, says O'Connor.
When ABC 57 asked O'Connor about the negative backlash the bill has been getting for being a discriminatory piece of legislation, she says that's simply not true.
I do not think it's targeting gays. I don't think it's discrimination, says O'Connor. It's supposed to help people that have a religious belief.
O'Connor says because she's a Christian, she and her family don't support a gay marriage and that is their right.
(Excerpt) Read more at abc57.com ...
Freedom in action.
Well, that’s rather academic isn’t it?
Nobody orders pizza for weddings, especially not homos. They would never hear the end of that from the crowd they run with.
In the whole state of Indiana ABC was only able to find ONE company that would refuse a gay couple... AND NOT one that had refused a gay couple.
Gays are working hard at being ‘victims’... the pity party continues...
They must be put in stocks because the government has a compelling interest in making sure some couple gets their pizza at the wedding rather than the pizza of a thousand other pizza joints around that area.
GLBTACBDisney News reporting.
Local son John Johnny Cougar Mellancamp Uh Huh had better not deny Republicans the use of his songs at campaign appearances in the next election.
Musicians have sent “cease and desist” legal notices for using songs at rallies in the past.
In World War II Quakers would join - but only to be medics. They have a fierce objection to war... is that to be stripped too?
Hey you boobs at New York Times... let's balance out your bullsh*t... Washington Post? O'Reilly?
How long before the pink mafia runs this place out of business.
Some countries kill homosexuals. I don’t see Apple refusing to sell products in those countries.
Pizza at a gay wedding ?
Maybe hot dogs
Whenever I order a pizza I just tell them what I want on it, not what it’s for.
How do the Pizza shop owners know that someone ordering pizza is gay?
Do they deliberately flaunt it and tell you that they are before ordering?
Do they wear g-strings or dress up like Boy George like they do in gay parades before ordering?
How about a pizza topped with hot dog slices and melted chocolate? Would that be considered threatening hate speech?
What a novel concept! And I thought I was the only one.
That speaks volumes: It’s not even about their fellow light-loafers. It’s about hating Christians, who are about the only remaining reasoned opposition.
If the people ordering the pizza did not want to make a scene, they wouldn’t say, and the delivery guy probably would not care.
It’s about making a scene. It’s amazing the things America will permit you to do if you don’t have to make it an obnoxious press conference.
And really, even most Christians object to that approach (with a few grim exceptions).
That would be such a perfect rejoinder. “When are you guys going to get on the back of Islamic theocracies, where both of us agree that it is a hideous thing to kill people for that?”
You have to wonder how this story even came into being. Why ask something like that?
Because one is trying to make trouble
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