Michiana Business Wouldn’t Cater a Gay Wedding

Our Take!

With the recent controversial religious freedom legislation coming out of Indiana, we have to make a few things clear. In a free market and society, a private business has the right to refuse service to anyone they want for any reason. In the same breath, it is important to note that everyone has the right to refuse patronizing a business because of their discriminatory practices. For example, if a business wants to refuse service to African Americans, they can. However, if this hypothetical business choice to enact this policy, I would boycott said business and urge others to do likewise.  With that said, there are other instances of discrimination that the large majority of us condone. Examples of these include online dating services like ChristianMingle.com and BlackSingles.com. 

By Alyssa Marino

WALKERTON, Ind. –A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

The O’Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza, says they have a right to believe in their religion and protect those ideals. 

“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” says Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza.

She and her family are standing firm in their beliefs.