Tim O’Connor, owner of Memories Pizza, has informed TMZ that he’s temporarily closed his business after being “flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings. Good job, gay people! TMZ also adds:
O’Connor wants to clear up one thing: He says he would never deny service to gay people in his restaurant. However, due to his religious beliefs, he does not believe in gay marriage … and that’s why he wouldn’t service one.
Indiana’s religious freedom law is really sticking it to the gays now that businesses there can legally choose to discriminate against LGBTs because the Bible tells them so. And now, in what can only be described as a crushing blow to equal rights and tacky weddings, an Indiana pizzeria is denying their services to same-sex couples.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal O’Connor of Memories Pizza told ABC 57. “We are a Christian establishment.”
First of all, what self-respecting gay wedding serves pizza? The only discrimination that couple would have to worry about is from the shady queens in attendance as they eat Domino’s through pursed lips.
Second, when did being “Christian” suddenly make it okay to turn people away from your establishment? Isn’t that how Jesus was born, or something?
Anygay, while Crystal insists that she’s not discriminating against anyone, her husband Kevin is apparently one vodka soda away from switching teams since his sexuality — like everyone’s — is a choice.
“That lifestyle is something they choose,” Kevin O’Connor wisely said. “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?”
Remember when you first chose to be gay? Looking long and hard in the mirror and saying to yourself, “You know what, I’m going to get discriminated against by religious conservatives for the rest of my gay days because life’s not hard enough and dudes be cute.”
But as ABC 57 gingerly puts it, the O’Connors own a “small-town business” with “small-town ideals.” Ideals as small as their minds and a business twice as empty.
Les Fabian Brathwaite — gonna hate on you in a magazine and compromise my Christianity.