The owners of a pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana, are proudly embracing their new liberties under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by declaring they refuse to cater same-sex weddings.
No same-sex couples have ever sought the catering services of Memories Pizza. But if one ever did, Crystal O'Connor told ABC 57, they "would have to say no."
"We're not discriminating against anyone," O'Connor says, moments before describing exactly how she would discriminate against a gay couple who might come into her business some day in the future.
"We are a Christian establishment," explains O'Connor of the parlor, which is decorated with prayers, a piano and exactly zero customers. "I do not think [RFRA] is targeting gays—I don't think it's discrimination. It's supposed to help people that have a religious belief."
Memories owner Kevin O'Connor—Crystal's father—said the backlash his business is facing is "not fair."
"That lifestyle is something they choose," he explains. "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?"
The Memories Pizza Yelp page has been flooded with satirically gay reviews and borderline pornographic pictures. Crystal and her dad will soon learn Yelp users have every right to post such things.