Anti-LGBT Pizzeria Gains Support After Backlash Over Gay Wedding

Memories Pizza

by Adam Brooks.

Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana shut down last month after coming under fire for refusing to cater a gay wedding and became national news after the owners referred to the business as a “Christian Establishment.”

A GoFundMe page was set up for the pizzeria and raised more than $840,000 in 15 days from supporters who agree with the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Memories Pizza co-owner Kevin O’Conner told local news, “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?”

Kansas-based non-profit Equality House countered by setting up the “Virtual Pizza” fundraiser. If their goal of $100,000 is reached, 100 hotel rooms will be made available to homeless LGBTs for one year. To donate, or for more info, visit www.crowdrise.com/lgbtpizza.