Funds Still Pouring In for Memories Pizza: $840K

Co-owner's anti-gay comments in Indiana generates windfall
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2015 5:53 AM CDT
Funds Still Pouring In for Memories Pizza: $840K
In this March 28 photo, opponents of the Indiana law rally outside the State House in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler, File)

It's still not clear when or even if a small-town pizzeria will reopen after being caught up in the controversy over Indiana's religious freedom law, but the owners are getting a massive cushion in the meantime. The online fundraising campaign for Memories Pizza in Walkerton has now passed $840,000 and, as the Indianapolis Star notes, it shows no sign of slowing down. Funds have been pouring in since a co-owner's comment that she could never cater a hypothetical gay wedding because of her Christian beliefs. Of course, the pizzeria has gotten plenty of abuse, too. Indiana, meanwhile, has since clarified the law so that it cannot be used to refuse service to gay customers. (Read more Indiana stories.)

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