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Indiana family wants you to know their Christian pizzeria won’t cater a same-sex wedding

Indiana family wants you to know their Christian pizzeria won’t cater a same-sex wedding
Crystal O'Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind.
Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind.

Update: Kevin O’Connor tells TMZ he’s had to temporarily close Memories Pizza because he has been flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings.

O’Connor says the threats have been serious enough that he’s closing his pizzeria … at least until the dust settles.

WALKERTON, Ind. — An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state’s new “religious freedom” law supports the restaurant’s right to deny service to any same-sex couples who might ask them to cater their wedding.

Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., tells tells WBND-TV that the restaurant would say no if a gay couple asked it to provide pizzas for their wedding.

O’Connor says the business reflects her family’s Christian beliefs. She says her family agrees with Indiana’s new law that prohibits any laws that “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.

O’Connor’s father, Kevin, also appeared in the report telling the reporter being gay is a choice. “Why should I be beat over the head becuase they choose that lifestyle?”‘


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Crystal O’Connor did say her family would still serve a gay couple or a non-Christian couple at its restaurant.

The business has since been targeted with negative reviews on Facebook and Yelp, like this one:

What kind of an IDIOT sabotages their business’s future by declaring they won’t serve a certain type of person/customer???

The whole idea of running a business is to make as much money as possible. Your establishment is aptly named because I have no doubt that sooner rather than later it will be nothing but a memory.

Thank you for telling the world that the secret ingredient in your pizza sauce is HATE!

Your father is a bigot and you are a brainwashed moron that obviously has no capacity for original independent thought. I hope you get some mental health assistance soon and good luck digressing from this clusterfuck of a PR disaster honey!

Yours truly,

One Pizza Loving FAGGOT

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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