A GoFundMe page collected $842,592 from 29,166 people in just two days for Memories Pizza in Walkerton.
The business became the target of widespread Internet backlash after co-owner Crystal O’Connor said in a news story that Memories Pizza would not cater a same-sex wedding because she and her family are Christians and their faith doesn’t support same-sex marriage.
She also said that they would not deny service to anyone who came in to dine at the restaurant.
A contributor for TheBlaze TV set up the GoFundMe page on Wednesday evening. Donations ranging in amounts from $1 to $5,000 piled in from contributors, many of them anonymous.
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