Leftists Respond To Indiana Pizza Place With Tolerance, Compassion, And Reasoned Debate

If you believe the headline, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you

Indiana pizzeria closes after threats

A family-owned pizzeria in Indiana closed on Wednesday following backlash over its support of a controversial religious freedom law.

TMZ reported that Memories Pizza is suspending its business operations amid uproar over the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Owner Kevin O’Connor said vitriol toward his restaurant was so intense it was closed until further notice. The eatery began receiving threatening phone calls and social media postings after revealing its support for the law earlier this week.

No one should have expected anything else. For all their talk about tolerance, reasoned debate, and being the Smartest People In The Room, Leftists typically devolve into over the top hyperbole, obscene vitriol, and threats. The next part of The Hill article is just as interesting

O’Connor and his family initially inspired public rage by declaring that they would not cater gay weddings on Tuesday. That announcement made Memories Pizza Indiana’s first business to refuse potential customers service for religious reasons under the new law.

Can you imagine the outrage if this was about a woman being raped? Hill writer Mark Hensch is blaming the victim for the death threats. Here’s a lovely Concord coach

She ended up being suspended.

How did this whole thing come about? Apparently the reporter, Alyssa Marino with ABC 57, spent quite a bit of time trolling for a business, any business, who would answer the question as to whether they would cater a gay wedding. Memories Pizza, which has never been in a situation where they were asked to cater a gay wedding (or probably any wedding at all), is a mere 20 miles from South Bend.

So a hypothetical situation that has never occurred was enough for Marino to do a remote outside the business on the ABC 57 nightly newscast and make citizens who’ve never been accused of harming anyone the top story of the night.

The story went viral, as it obviously would, and Memories Pizza is now closed and the O’Connor family is receiving death threats. Crystal O’Connor told Marino, “We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything.” She was right on the first part, her and her family are learning, thanks to “journalists” like Alyssa Marino and Brian Dorman, that she was woefully wrong on the second part.

In today’s society, you are not allowed to have certain beliefs if they Offend someone, and any death threats are your own fault for daring to use your Free Speech Rights.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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