Memories Pizza in Walkerton supports religious freedom law

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

The owners of a pizzeria in Walkerton said Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act law doesn’t legalize discrimination.

The O’Conner family has operated Memories Pizza for nine years, according to 95.3 MNC’s news partners at ABC 57.

They are Christians and operate their business with their faith in mind. Because their religion doesn’t support same-sex marriages, Memories Pizza wouldn’t cater a same-sex wedding, according to Crystal O’Connor.

“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything,” she told ABC 57.

Kevin O’Connor, Crystal’s father, echoed her sentiments.

“That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual. They choose to be homosexual,” he said. “Why should I be beat over the head to go along with something they choose?”

The family added they would not deny service to anyone who came to eat at the restaurant, regardless of their sexual orientation or religion.