Fund Raises $840,000 for Ind. Pizzeria Amid Backlash

An Indiana pizzeria raised more than $840,000 after one of its owners faced backlash for saying she wouldn't cater a gay wedding because of her religious beliefs, NBC News reported. Crystal O'Connor even temporarily closed Memories Pizza in Walkerton after her comments incited a furor amid the state's passage of a religious freedom law. Critics had asserted that the initial law could allow for legal discrimination against gays and lesbians. But Lawrence Billy Jones III, a contributor for the conservative news platform The Blaze, set up a GoFundMe page for the business that raised $842,592 for the business in just three days. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed legislation clarifying that the law doesn't allow business to refuse service to gay people.

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