Suddenly-Rich Indiana Pizzeria Owner: God ‘Has Blessed Us’ For Standing Up
God is responsible for the owners of an anti-gay pizza joint gaining more than $800,000 from others who support their decision to not serve gay events. Or so claim the establishment’s owners.
“God has blessed us for standing up for what we believe, and not denying him,” Crystal told [Neil] Cavuto.
Additionally, a local choir called Ripple Effect set up camp across the street from Memories in an attempt to bring the community together again.
“We’re not here to condemn or condone the owners of the establishment. We’re here to show them and the community that we can show love to people in spite of our differences,” choir direct Sherry Klinedinst told Indiana news station WSBT 22.
Support may be pouring in on a local level, but on a larger scale there’s still quite a bit of outrage over the O’Connors’ statements. On Sirius XM, Rosie O’Donnell, a former co-host on “The View,” joked that pizza joints aren’t often called upon to cater gay weddings anyway.
“Remember that they were saying that, the pizza lady, that gays were going to cater their weddings with pizza,” she said. “Not even lesbians would do that. We might do a potluck. We might make some chili, you know, if situations are tough.”
Suzanne McFly April 5th, 2015 at 9:50 am
Did neil ask her how her business was doing financially before she decided to get on the stage to spew her bigoted stances?
bluejayray April 5th, 2015 at 11:30 am
I think their place had 2-3 reviews before all this.
Gindy51 April 5th, 2015 at 12:53 pm
I would hazard a guess that they were about ready to go under. Pulling this stunt, like all grifters, they knew some dope would eventually do this.
Dwendt44 April 5th, 2015 at 2:05 pm
If the size of the population there is correct, it’s way to small to support a pizza parlor.
My small city (10,000) has two plus an Italian restaurant. A Domino’s and a Pizza Ranch.
Suzanne McFly April 5th, 2015 at 7:06 pm
That is what I have heard, they were going to file for bankruptcy soon.
bluejayray April 5th, 2015 at 11:32 am
No–this is more an example of PT Barnum being proven correct once again.
I swear, this tool looks like she’s never had a real thought in her head in her blessed life.
FatRat April 5th, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Leave Barnum out of this, that phrase was attributed to him falsely. But I will admit he did manufacture a forgery of a fake and then fraudulently pretended to have switched the fake with the forgery.
bpollen April 5th, 2015 at 9:11 pm
He also is responsible (at least apocryphally) for the “This Way To The Egress” on the exit doors. LOVE that.
William April 5th, 2015 at 11:51 am
No, actually stupid people with checkbooks have blessed you.
Fossil1944 April 5th, 2015 at 12:01 pm
With the 800k I suppose she can have a gay old time, and she owes it all to the fact that there is a sucker born every minute. Tel-evangilists of course have known this for decades.
FatRat April 5th, 2015 at 1:32 pm
I think God would like to offer a rebuttal to her claim. lol
Hey, I never even saw these assholes before.. You gotta tell ’em you don’t know me. We never met. Tell him.
labman57 April 5th, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Like-minded homophobic Christian conservative bigots have “blessed” you — God had nothing to do with it.
allison1050 April 5th, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Now she can afford to buy herself a chin with the suckers money and definitely a new ‘do! .;o)
Kevin Murphy April 5th, 2015 at 4:47 pm
Yes, serving pizzas & doughnuts do not have anything to do w/ the Bible warning against gluttony. I can’t decide if she is brainwashed, stupid or bigoted but maybe all three.
Herb Sarge Phelps April 5th, 2015 at 4:59 pm
She will be better off if she is wrong and I am right that God is a myth and the Bible is just a book. There is no after life. Then she can enjoy her ill gotten gains without God punishing her for her hate.
fancypants April 5th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Neil looks real enthused at her wisdom 🙁
Foundryman April 5th, 2015 at 5:04 pm
I don’t suppose they are ‘christian’ enough to want to give their new found wealth where it can do some good for others that are actually in need would they?….didn’t think so
James Whistler April 11th, 2015 at 6:41 pm
That would be interesting to know!
Larry Schmitt April 5th, 2015 at 5:17 pm
So god sent her the money? I thought it was a bunch of gullible bigots with more money than brains.
bpollen April 5th, 2015 at 9:08 pm
God saves! – at Bank of America’s Westchester branch.
AnthonyLook April 5th, 2015 at 6:26 pm
Matthew 21:12-13: Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’
William April 5th, 2015 at 6:40 pm
Well, on the upside of all this…..
Rob April 6th, 2015 at 6:06 pm
Yup, I knew it. That was their plan all along to exploit the current atmosphere of hate and discrimination against the LGBT community, most especially by the bigoted businesses who refuse to sell goods or services to homosexuals like that bakery who started this BS by refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding, just so they could make money. They cloak their bigotry in religious doctrine and claim religious persecution when they’re called out for it. The couple in this story just used that as a way to rake in donation money by the other bigots out there knowing full well they would dig into their pockets and dig deep after hearing their story. Simply put they used their obvious bigotry to get their 15 minutes of fame and make as much money as possible, like the hateful, heartless, opportunistic trash they are. I truly wonder how Christ would feel about them doing this. I bet he wouldn’t be happy with their actions at all, especially since their doing it in his name.
Bobster Bissette April 8th, 2015 at 6:43 pm
Was she interviewed before or after she chose her new single-wide trailer?
James Whistler April 11th, 2015 at 6:39 pm
Yes, God has blessed them for having the courage — the extreme courage — to stand up and say that they’ll be happy to serve gay people in their pizza parlor but draw the line at delivering pizzas to an after-the-gay-wedding party. God bless them for being so courageous!
To the thousands of Christians being slaughtered by ISIS, let’s just tell them: God would give you a million dollars if only you were more courageous.