INDIANA: Pizza Restaurant Vows To Refuse Service To Same-Sex Weddings
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.What kind of wedding serves take-out pizza? (Tipped by JMG reader Scott)
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. O'Connor says because she's a Christian, she and her family don't support a gay marriage and that is their right.
Kevin O'Connor, Crystal's father, says he believes the negative backlash the bill and its supporters are getting isn't fair. “That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual. They choose to be homosexual. Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?” says Kevin O'Connor.