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Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:29 PM

Memories Pizza could become a memory - Indiana Pizzeria Won’t Serve Same-Sex Marriages

A local Indiana ABC station spoke to a pizzeria Tuesday night who will not serve to same-sex marriages after the Indiana law was passed.

"If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," Memories Pizza owner Crystal O'Connor told ABC 57. "We are a Christian establishment."

O'Connor said the business is not discriminating against anybody, but she and her family has her beliefs and other people are entitled to their own.

"We definitely agree with the bill," she added, saying she doesn't think the bill targets gays or discriminates but instead protects businesses like hers who have a religious belief.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/indiana-pizzeria-tells-local-news-station-they-won%e2%80%99t-serve-same-sex-marriages/ar-AAajvps?ocid=iehp


With attitudes like this, they could easily become only a memory.

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Reply Memories Pizza could become a memory - Indiana Pizzeria Won’t Serve Same-Sex Marriages (Original post)
liberal N proud Apr 2015 OP
hifiguy Apr 2015 #1
AlinPA Apr 2015 #2
GoCubsGo Apr 2015 #3
LeftinOH Apr 2015 #4
Aristus Apr 2015 #5
murielm99 Apr 2015 #6
CatWoman Apr 2015 #7
justiceischeap Apr 2015 #8
CatWoman Apr 2015 #10
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2015 #9
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #11
liberal N proud Apr 2015 #12
CatWoman Apr 2015 #13
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2015 #14
Lancero Apr 2015 #16
Initech Apr 2015 #15

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:38 PM

1. You will soon be an extinct establishment.

 

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:46 PM

2. Most of IN voters voted for that legislature and governor, so that crowd will support the owner.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:49 PM

3. Yep. This will probably be a boon for them, sadly.

They're going to likely have more business than they know what to do with for a while.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:53 PM

4. The market is going to "take care" of her establishment

..and then she's going to say that her freedom of speech & freedom of religion was infringed.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 02:56 PM

5. What if a tax collector walked in wanting a pizza?

Or a prostitute?

Or a Samaritan?

What say you, Mr. "Christian"?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:00 PM

6. How about someone

wearing a t-shirt that said, "Proud Liberal," or supported another cause he didn't like?

I would just avoid his store, not start a boycott. He isn't worth the effort.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:20 PM

7. LOL -- They've been "Yelped"



Yelp users hilariously revolt against Indiana pizza shop that refuses to cater same-sex weddings

I had the single most horrific experience of my life!
I wanted some pizza after my klan rally so of course it was memories pizza. I know we are supposed to be anonymous and all that but whatever!
I ordered a nice hot and steamy not gay and extra mozzarella cause I only consume white cheese because it is the superior cheese. And resting on top of my pepperoni was a tooth! I was shocked, but relieved it was a white tooth. Apparently it belonged to the girl behind the counter.
I went to return it to her and she was making out with this woman and screaming it was a choice!
It seems to me this restaurant has gone downhill.
I plan to tell my klan friends about this and we will be eating our white cheese elsewhere! – Rachel F.

I realize everyone wants to vent their disgust at the anti-gay bigotry expressed by the owners, but let’s remember two things:

1. No self-respecting Gay couple is going to serve pizza at their wedding, ever.

2. Only two customers have reviewed this place in the supposedly nine years since it opened. What is the point of announcing your plans to discriminate against Gay customers when you have NO customers, Gay or Straight, to speak of?

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 area will rally to them and their crappy pizza the way Southerners rallied to Chick Fil-A. Deny them the oxygen of your outrage, and their uninspired fare will put them out of business in due course. – Michael N.

They have a great pizza. It’s the intolerance special with toppings of hate, bigotry, stupidity, and old fashioned beliefs. – Jarrett J.

I came in with my boyfriend a few weeks ago for a couple of slices. They told of us the good word of Jesus’s love. Which was all great until we told them we were engaged to be married, at which point they spit on us and bashed us upon the head and torso with pizza pans. They said it was all in the name of Jesus so I guess it’s not all bad. I choose never to give them my business anymore, because..ya know…that’s my choice. – T W.

You can’t even get kale on a pizza here. Looks like I’ll have to find someone else to cater my wedding. – Barrett L.

Let’s not forget that Yelp allows users to upload photos, too:





http://www.salon.com/2015/04/01/yelp_users_hilariously_revolt_against_indiana_pizza_shop_that_refuses_to_cater_same_sex_weddings/#comments

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:26 PM

8. I was sipping some banana shake when I came across the Jesus tossing pizza

image and just about spewed my shake all over my monitor. Thanks!

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:55 PM

10. i'm STILL laughing at those posts/pics

got to be DUers doing that!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 03:52 PM

9. I'm ordering 10 take-out pizzas, to support their local mom-and-pop business.

Of course living 1,300 miles away, I won't be able to pick them up.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 08:17 PM

11. Their Go Fund Me has raised 20 K.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 08:24 PM

12. That's not much of a business plan

$20K has to be a fraction of the annual revenue for a sustainable business.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 08:52 PM

13. Closed: Indiana Pizza Parlor That Won't Cater Same-Sex Weddings Because, Jesus

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/closed_indiana_pizza_parlor_that_won_t_cater_same_sex_weddings_because_jesus

An Indiana family-owned pizza restaurant says they've had to close down after telling reporters they support Gov. Pence's anti-gay "religious freedom" law.

The O'Connor family in Walkerton, Indiana last night told reporters they would never refuse to serve gay people, but they could never cater a same-sex wedding. The owners of Memories Pizza for nine years, the O'Connors have religious images and ornaments lining the pizza parlor's walls and cash register stand.

"If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," Crystal O'Connor told ABC 57 News. "We are a Christian establishment."

She says she fully supports Governor Pence's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, despite the firestorm surrounding the new law.

"I do not think it's targeting gays. I don't think it's discrimination," O'Connor said. "It's supposed to help people that have a religious belief."

Almost immediately, the restaurant's Yelp page and Facebook page were flooded with negative reviews.

It's gotten so bad that Kevin O'Connor says he's closing Memories Pizza, until things quiet down.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:45 PM

14. Wonder what the tax rate is for unearned income...

They WILL tell the irs, surely, being the sober godfearing xtians that they are.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 12:09 AM

16. 45k now

With someone having dropped 5k.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:51 PM

15. Could be? They pretty much committed social media suicide.

Go Fund Me is the coward's way out of this, but even that can't save them.

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