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

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

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.

The law has since been amended after a national uproar.

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.’