Thursday, April 2, 2015

Religious Freedom Means No Pizza For Gay Weddings

"A self-described Christian businessman won't cater same-sex ceremonies—not that he has a problem with gays, he says.

A Walkerton, Indiana, pizza shop is the state’s first business to declare it will not service gay weddings after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into law last week. “If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Memories Pizza’s Crystal O’Connor told a local news station. “We are a Christian establishment.” However, gay couples—like those of other faiths—are welcome to patronize the establishment on non-matrimonial occasions. “I don’t think it’s discrimination,” she told the news station. “It’s supposed to help people that have a religious belief.”

When contacted by The Daily Beast, Memories Pizza owner Kevin O’Connor said he didn’t expect the statements to become a national story when the local news crew walked into his shop to ask questions Wednesday."

Cenk Uygur ( and Ana Kasparian ( break it down on The Young Turks.

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