Online reviewers burn Indiana pizzeria supporting religious

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The owner of a pizzeria in Indiana said Wednesday he was surprised by the backlash online following comments he and his family made in support of the state’s much-discussed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The O’Connor family, who owns Memories Pizza in Walkerton, told a local TV station Tuesday they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding.

“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal O’Connor, who described the business as a “Christian establishment,” told ABC57.

She added, “We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything.”

n reaction, hundreds took to the restaurant’s Yelp page and flooded it with negative comments, one-star ratings and photographs of scantily clad men.

Kevin O’Conner, Crystal’s father, said Wednesday he was surprised by this blowback. “To say the least,” he said, but did not want to be interviewed further at the time.

“I really don’t want to push it any further”, he told NBC News, adding that he was considering shuttering the business.

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