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That Indiana Pizzeria That Supports Same-Sex Discrimination & Temporarily Shut Down Has Received Nearly $200,000 In Donations!

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When we suggested voting with your dollars, this isn't what we had in mind…

Memories Pizza was forced to close temporarily after the backlash from becoming the public face of LGBT discrimination under Indiana's new religious freedom bill.

But they probably won't be going under just yet.

[ Related: Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, & More Speak Out Against Indiana's New Law! ]

After news broke of threatening phone calls and Internet posts in response to the owners' legal refusal to cater same-sex weddings, someone started a GoFundMe for the business.

As of this writing, the crowdfunding effort has raised over $200,000 in just 20 hours.

That's a scary amount of support of LGBT discrimination.

[Image via ABC57.]

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Arkansas Governor Refuses To Sign Religious Freedom Bill! Find Out How His Own Son Changed His Mind For The Better HERE!

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It was because of his son that he didn't sign this bill.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson surprised many on Wednesday when he announced that he would not sign his state's religious freedom bill.

[ Related: Indiana Passes Religious Freedom Bill Allows Businesses Discriminate Against LGBT ]

The Republican Governor asked for lawmakers to change the current version of the bill so that it mirrors the federal version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — which does NOT have the provision that allows businesses to discriminate against customers of different sexual and religious orientations.

Governor Hutchinson faced criticism from a lot of sources when it was announced that he would sign the bill into law, but ultimately it was his son Seth's criticism that had the biggest impact. Hutchinson said:

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Indiana Pizzeria Forced To Close After Owners' Public Refusal To Cater Same-Sex Weddings!

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Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana made national headlines when they became the first business to publicly agree with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act — and to refuse catering service to same-sex weddings.

Well, it didn't take long before the pizzeria was inundated with threatening phone calls and social media posts.

So much in fact, that the pizza establishment has had to temporarily shut down.

[ Related: Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law! ]

The O'Connor family, who own Memories Pizza, say they aren't opening up their doors anytime soon until the phone calls and such become a lot less scary.

Though we obviously do not agree with their stance against same-sex rights, we can't condone threats of violence.

No matter how ignorant or discriminatory we may find their practices, we hope in the future that people will be smart and boycott and vote with their dollars — instead of with threats.

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Pizza Place Becomes First Indiana Business To Publicly Refuse Service To Same Sex Couples Under New Law

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A pizza place in Walkerton, Indiana is making the wrong kind of history.

Memories Pizza is publicly taking a stance in accordance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

[ Related: Governor Of Indiana Signed A Religious Freedom Bill Allows Businesses Discriminate Against LGBT ]

The family-owned business has not only agreed with the bill, but is publicly denying catering service to the weddings of same sex couples.

Memories co-owner Crystal O'Connor said:

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Washington Bans Government-Funded Trips To Indiana As Arkansas Copies That Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Bill — At Least One State Hasn't Lost Its Mind

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We really hope Indiana ends up losing some tourism income over this.

We told you about how Governor Mike Pence, pictured above, passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that would allow businesses to discriminate against people on the basis of faith, which was clearly targeting the LGBT community.

Well, it seems like Arkansas didn't like that Indiana was getting all of the publicity, because they went ahead and passed a similar bill on Tuesday.

Luckily, not every law maker wants to limit their citizens' rights, because the Mayor of Seattle and Governor of Washington made a move of their own!

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard Says All Businesses MUST Treat People Equally In Light Of Discriminatory Legislation & The NCAA Final Four Game

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This is the man of the hour!

Recently, Indiana passed some legislation, stating that employees could refuse service to someone on religious grounds, which was clearly targeting the LGBT community.

[ Related: Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law! ]

On Monday, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard let it be known that this is NOT okay and put an executive order into place which states that EVERYONE must follow the city's human rights ordinance, if the business receives government funds in some way. He also called for the state's civil rights laws to include the LGBT community "immediately."

NCAA President Mark Emmert kicked off the overall discussion, saying that he was "very concerned" about any sporting events being held there, including the Final Four, because of the discrimination in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

[ Related: Apple CEO Tim Cook Stands Up For The Rights Of Everyone In The Face Of Discriminatory Legislation ]

So, Ballard agreed and held a press conference where he discussed all of the issues. Most notably, he said:

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