How anti-Christian bigots made Memories Pizza in Indiana the world’s most profitable restaurant
Gastronauts in search of a rare treat should head to Walkerton, Indiana, the world’s highest revenue restaurant.
In one day, the eatery has earned a whopping $484,600.
When asked by local press the hypothetical question of whether or not they’d prefer to have their family owned business, Memories Pizza, cater a gay wedding, the owner said no citing their own religious beliefs as the reason.
Rather than allowing this family to simply have their opinion, which they were asked to give, outraged people grabbed the torches and began a campaign to destroy this small business in small town Indiana.
All for having an opinion that is rooted in faith.
No one was turned away. No one was discriminated against. It was a hypothetical question asked by a news reporter who had questionable motives to begin with.
Memories Pizza’s chief PR operative is Lawrence Jones, who saw the bigotry in action and set about raising money for the eatery.
And we’ve got a new client for him.
Jim Crow laws forced tolerant businesses to be intolerant of blacks. No one, anywhere, is suggesting that people who want to do business with same-sex couples should be barred from doing so. The argument is whether the government should force a few ardent Christians (or Jews or Muslims) to participate in a ceremony that violates their faith.
In Indiana, the most vocal and arguably the most powerful voices against even the perception of anti-gay discrimination have come from the business community. And, one suspects, there are plenty of people in the wedding-planning industry eager for such business. We could impose a fine on recalcitrant religious wedding photographers.
But the market already does that, every time they turn away paying customers.
It’s dangerous. The media are picking on soft targets. This reporter went to Muslim bakeries in Dearborn, Michigan:
That pizza tastes bitter…