Rosie O’Donnell has spoke out against the family who run Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, which plans to use the state’s ‘religious freedom’ law to refuse to serve same-sex weddings.
The pizzeria says they will deny service to same-sex weddings after Governor Mike Pence signed into law the controversial ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’, which gives people the right to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religion.
Comedian Rose O’Donnell joked about the shop in an interview with SiriusXM.
Remember the pizza lady was saying that gays were going to cater their wedding with pizza? Not even lesbians would do that. We might have a potluck, we have bring your own chilli… but that’s only if financial situations are tough.”
Incredibly, a GoFundMe page set up in support of the anti-gay business has so far raised over $840,000 in donations from 29,000 people.
The donation page states:
Religious liberty is under assault in Indiana and that’s never been clearer than with the O’Connor family. When asked by local press the hypothetical question of whether or not they’d prefer to have their family owned business, Memories Pizza, cater a gay wedding, the owner said no citing their own religious beliefs as the reason.
Rather than allowing this family to simply have their opinion, which they were asked to give, outraged people grabbed the torches and began a campaign to destroy this small business in small town Indiana. All for having an opinion that is rooted in faith.”