At the end of the day …. You be the judge: “Opportunism or god’s blessing?”


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~~April 3, 2015~~ 

I must confess that this Indiana/Hoosier topic doesn’t seem to want to leave my mind.

Why?

Because I believe in freedom and equality for all? Because I think I can determine what is right or wrong? Because I believe that this RFRA law signed by Gov. Pence is totally discriminatory? Because I believe this law, as originally signed, sets a precedent and opens the door for discrimination of many minority groups? Because I am a member of the LGBTQ community? Because bigotry, hate and discrimination are not supposed to be true American values?

Because I had high expectations of this country? Because I was taught the difference between right and wrong? Because I know the difference between real need and taking advantage? Because this smells fishy rather than pizza?

Because this says a lot to me about the business owners? Because this says even more about the people who are sending their hard-earned money to this fund?

You name it.  

Lady, you don’t need to be sad for me. I know where I stand in my religious freedom and the beliefs that I hold dear. I know that my relationship with god is a good one for me.

Like Rosie explains below, I have a hard time imagining anyone (gay or straight) catering their wedding reception with pizza. There’s no need to worry your little head with this concern. It would never happen where people from my community are concerned. We are way too classy for that.

Get off your cloud … don’t consider yourself that lucky. Could anyone explain to me how these two thoughts go together:

“Her family ‘doesn’t hate gays’ but simply would not deliver pizzas to a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.” Yet, they would serve them in the pizza place …. sure that’s where the profits come in. 

I truly think those who have donated money have been taken for a ride.

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Now nearly $800,000 richer, Indiana pizzeria co-owner is ‘sad, very sad’ for gays

Crystal O’Connor: ‘We have to accept them, and we just ask they accept us’

BY GREG HERNANDEZ

Flush with nearly $800,000 in donations from supporters, the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, aren’t through talking about gay people.

‘God has blessed us for standing up for what we believe, and not denying Him,’ Crystal O’Connor tells Fox News.

She also said her family ‘doesn’t hate gays‘ but simply would not deliver pizzas to a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

The family was the first Indiana business to publicly state this after the state’s governor, Mike Pence, signed a ‘religious freedom‘ bill into law that would allow private businesses to do so.

Memories Pizza was so besieged by phone calls and online comments that they temporarily shut their doors. This resulted in a Go Fund Me campaign that as of Friday afternoon was closing in on $800,000.

Of the LGBTI community her family has offended O’Connor says:

‘All we can do is pray for them, and truly, we’re not really angry at them. We’re sad for them. Very sad.

‘We have to accept them, and we just ask they accept us.’

“As it appears in ….. full read/full credit”

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/now-nearly-800000-richer-indiana-pizzeria-co-owner-sad-very-sad-gays030415

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~RELATED~~ 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/backlash-is-swift-and-furious-after-indiana-pizza-restaurant-owner-brags-about-no-gays-policy/

http://www.towleroad.com/2015/04/memoriespizzafox.html

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/usauncut?fref=photo

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Rosie O’Donnell: Not even lesbians would cater their wedding with pizza

Read article here

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rosie-odonnell-not-even-lesbians-would-cater-their-wedding-pizza040415

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~~Indiana pizzeria owner~~

It’s OK to serve gays in restaurant, but a sin ‘if we cater their wedding’

~~Published on Apr 2, 2015~~

Indiana pizzeria owner speaks out against religious freedom backlash
A pizza restaurant in a small Indiana town has turned into a flashpoint in the national fight over religious freedom and gay marriage. Crystal O’Connor, one of the owners of the family-run Memories Pizza, told a local news outlet that, hypothetically, they would not cater gay weddings. They got quite a lot of social media trolling in response, as well as lots of threats.

As a result, they had to shut down. However, on Fox Business Network tonight, O’Connor told Neil Cavuto “we have decided that we will reopen again,” they’re just not sure when. They want to wait until the anger and threats subside.

O’Connor had said in the now-infamous local TV interview that they wouldn’t mind serving gay customers, just that they wouldn’t cater gay weddings. Cavuto asked her about why that’s the case. O’Connor explained:

“It is not a sin that we bring gays into our establishment and to serve them. It is a sin, though, if we cater their wedding. We feel we are participating, we are putting a stamp of approval on their wedding.”

She did emphasize that they “show no hatred” towards gay people and told Cavuto she just feels sad for all the people attacking them.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Pence ….. “There’s always a price to pay”!!


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~~March 31, 2015~~ 

From conventions to concerts, cancellations over RFRA begin

An October conference has become the first to pull out of Indianapolis due to controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced Monday they are pulling their 2015 Women’s Conference from the city in response to the legislation Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week. The conference was scheduled from October 9-11 at the JW Marriott.

“The 1.6 million members of AFSCME cannot in good conscience make such a sizable financial investment in Indiana knowing that women and men in that state are deliberately being targeted for discrimination,” the organization said in a release.

“AFSCME is pulling our Women’s Conference out of Indiana this fall as a sign of our disgust and disappointment with Governor Pence’s discriminatory law,” the release continued. “We stand with the ever-growing number of corporations and associations who are taking similar action this week, and demanding fairness for all in the state of Indiana.”

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NCAA headquarters, the organization said RFRA could cause a re-thinking of its relationship with the city and state.

“Indianapolis is a preferred partner in heavy rotation for a lot of NCAA championships,” UIndy sports marketing expert Larry DeGaris explained, and said NCAA could change that as plenty of other cities would love the Final Four.

And losing the games would not just mean lost tourist dollars downtown. He said NCAA playoffs bring business-to-business relationships that can become highly lucrative deals.

In an interview with NBC, NCAA President Mark Emmert called the law disturbing and disheartening. He also indicated that it could impact the future of big-time college events Indiana.

“I and the Board of Governors who oversee the NCAA need to sit down and talk about what does this really mean? What are the real implications and what does that mean for the many events that we host here?,” Emmert asked. “It’s not just the final four. We do many things here and of course it’s our home state for the national office. So we’re gonna have to evaluate what that means and how we want to engage with the state going forward.”

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Late word Monday, March 30, 2015,  night from GenCon

The groups will still hold its 2015 convention in Indianapolis this summer, but it has put on hold plans to expand into Lucas Oil Stadium. GenCon told Eyewitness News Governor Pence called the group Monday to assure them no one would be discriminated against, but they said they would not feel confident until those assurances were put into law.

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“As it appears in … full read.full credit”

http://www.wthr.com/story/28651997/afscme-pulls-national-conference-out-of-indianapolis-over-rfra

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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Sunday broadened his criticism of a new law in Indiana, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gay people, to other states that he says have similar laws.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those, including Cook, who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people. The law’s supporters say it will prevent the government from forcing business owners from providing services that go against their religious beliefs.

“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, referring not only to Indiana’s law, which goes into effect in July, but also to those of “more than two dozen states.”

America’s business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business. At Apple, we are in business to empower and enrich our customers’ lives. We strive to do business in a way that is just and fair. That’s why, on behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation — wherever it emerges. I’m writing in the hopes that many more will join this movement. From North Carolina to Nevada, these bills under consideration truly will hurt jobs, growth and the economic vibrancy of parts of the country where a 21st century economy was once welcomed with open arms.

Tim Cook, Apple CEO

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Angie’s List Cancels $40 Million 1000 Jobs Indiana Expansion Over Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Since the year after its 1995 founding, Angie’s List has been headquartered in Indianapolis,Indiana. The $315 million corporation which lets users review local businesses, especially home improvement professionals, has been planning a $40 million renovation of its own, moving its headquarters across town and adding 1000 new jobs over five years.

But thanks to state lawmakers and Republican Governor Mike Pence’s new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, those expansion plans have been canceled.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/

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Yelp is a multi-national corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, hosts and markets Yelp.com and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses, as well as online reservation service SeatMe and food delivery service Eat24. The company also trains small businesses to respond to reviews responsibly, hosts social events for reviewers, and provides data about businesses, such as health inspection scores.

Yelp was founded in 2004 by former Paypal employees at the startup incubator MRL Ventures. It was initially an unsuccessful email-based referral service, but was re-launched on the basis of unsolicited online reviews in late 2005. Yelp became a public company in March 2012 and became profitable for the first time two years later.

As of 2014, Yelp.com has 135 million monthly visitors and 71 million reviews. The company’s revenues come from businesses being reviewed on the site paying to advertise.

“Yelp opposes RFRA. It’s unconscionable to imagine that Yelp would create, maintain or expand a significant presence in any state that encourages discrimination by businesses against our employees or consumers at large.”

Jeremy Stoppleman, Yelp CEO

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A supporter of GLAAD looked at the photo of the private signing ceremony on Thursday, March 26, 2015, checked it against GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project and found three clearly identified anti-LGBT lobbyists.

The conclusion: Pence lied.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.frontiersmedia.com/frontiers-blog/2015/03/29/pence-cant-give-a-straight-answer-on-religious-freedom-act/

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