Indiana Pizzeria Owner ➠ Backlash To Comment On Gay Wedding ‘Unimaginable’ ➠ Video
Sean Hannity spoke with the owners of an Indiana pizzeria who found themselves at the center of controversy this week over the state’s new law protecting religious freedom.
Critics on the left lashed out at the state, arguing that the law would allow business owners to refuse service to gay couples.
Indiana passed a clarification of the law Thursday and Arkansas did the same to its religious freedom law.
The backlash against Memories Pizza, of Walkerton, Ind., started when a local news station asked the owner’s daughter, Crystal O’Connor, if the restaurant would ever agree to cater a gay wedding.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” she answered.
The family also said in the article that they would not deny service to a gay couple at the restaurant.
After the local report went national, the pizzeria’s Yelp page was bombarded with nasty comments.
The O’Connors decided to close the pizzeria because their phones were ringing off the hook with fake orders and they were concerned about their own safety.
“It’s something I never expected or imagined when the comments were made. Just unimaginable to me,” Kevin O’Connor told Hannity.
Meantime, a GoFundMe page set up in support of the pizzeria has raised a whopping $500,000 and counting.
The O’Connors plan to reopen the restaurant, but have not determined when that will happen.