Memories Pizza reopened to a packed house, Thursday, after a torrent of left-wing threats and intimidation forced them to shut down.
Earlier this month, the owner of the northern Indiana pizzeria had said his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow him to cater a gay wedding – spurring a manufactured 2-minutes-of-hate campaign that ended up backfiring badly.
Via Washington Times:
A crowdfunding campaign started by supporters raised more than $842,000 with donations from 29,160 contributors in 48 hours. O’Connor said he hasn’t received the money yet, but said he plans to give some to charity and use some money to make improvements to the restaurant.
The family reopened Thursday “to a full house of friends, regulars and people wanting to show their support.”
“It’s a relief to get going again and try to get back to normal,” said Kevin O’Connor, owner of Memories Pizza.
Jeanne and Ken Gumm from outside LaPorte, about 20 miles northwest of Walkerton, said they had been waiting for the pizzeria to reopen so they could show their support.
“We couldn’t wait to get down here,” said Ken Gumm, 66, a tank truck driver. “To us this whole thing isn’t about gay marriage. It’s mostly about freedom of religion.”
The Washington Times reports that there were no protests as of 7 p.m. Crystal O’Conner told Sean Hannity, Thursday night, that other than a couple of (presumably harassing) phone calls she had just received and hung up on, there have been no other threats.
It would seem that the Gaystapo finally realized that they were hurting their cause more than helping it.
Meanwhile, another crowd-funding campaign has managed to collect nearly $4,ooo in five days…