SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CBS Cleveland) – An Indiana pizza shop may be the first to publicly say it will not serve gay weddings.
The O’Connor family owns Memories Pizza in Walkerton, southwest of South Bend.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal O’Connor tells WBND-TV, adding, “We are a Christian establishment.”
Family members say they agree with Gov. Mike Pence that the bill does not encourage discrimination against gays and lesbians.
“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything,” O’Connor told WBND.
The family has owned the pizzeria for nine years and supports the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Kevin O’Connor says the negative backlash against Indiana is not fair.
“That lifestyle is something they choose. 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?” he tells the station.
Despite their opposition to gay marriages, the O’Connor family promises that if a gay couple or a couple belonging to another religion come in to the restaurant to eat, they would not be turned away.
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