Thursday, April 9, 2015

Religious Bigots Make Hundreds Of Thousands Through Crowdfunding

No doubt you’ve heard the proverb, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Nowhere is this more true than in the case of people who send money to businesses that claim a “moral” stance against serving gays or anyone in the LGBT community.

After Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., harrumphed that the pizzeria would not cater a gay wedding with its pies, saying, “We are a Christian establishment,” the restaurant got loads of good and bad publicity. It got slammed on Yelp for its bigoted remarks and claimed that it was “forced to close.” Of course, the airtime it got on right-wing media like Fox News had the opposite effect. Conservatives sent checks to the poor, misunderstood business so it wouldn’t suffer. At last count, the total was around $850,000.”

John Iadarola ( and Ana Kasparian ( discuss.

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