An Indiana pizza parlor which was the first to outright deny services to the LGBT community using the RFRA law as cover, is now facing a huge backlash as a result of their actions.
Crystal and Kevin O’Connor of Memories Pizza first appeared on a local news report declaring their support for Indiana governor Mike Pence and the controversial law, but it only took less than 24 hours for the backlash to come rolling in.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal said.
“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything,” she added. “I do not think it’s targeting gays. I don’t think it’s discrimination. It’s supposed to help people that have a religious belief.”
In a blatant contradiction, Crystal said that she didn’t believe the bill would lead to discrimination against the gay community, but then declared how her family’s establishment would have to deny catering services to gay or non-Christian events – using the bill as cover.
From The Raw Story:
Members of the online foodie community did not take kindly to Memories’ ownership bragging about being the first business to publicly implement the discriminatory power granted by the RFRA. Robert S. pointed out the obvious on Yelp, writing that “in all my queer life, I’ve never known a gay to cater their wedding with pizza.”
Carol M. wondered if they had “Gaydar installed at the door,” and whether the O’Connors “ever considered that you may be serving closeted homosexuals.”
John S. kindly informed the establishment that despite its protestations of religiosity, it was violating a number of Biblical dietary laws.
But it was Michael N. who figured out what the O’Connors were probably up to. “This is a transparent attempt to fly the Christian martyr ‘mean Gays are calling us bigots’ flag in the hopes that other mouth-breathers in the
Watch a report on the story from ABC 57 in the video below: