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Indiana Pizzeria That Supports Same-Sex Discrimination Reopened Recently To A Full House - Yup, People Are Still Supporting This!

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All of those donations apparently helped.

Memories Pizza, the controversial Indiana pizzeria whose owners claimed they wouldn't cater to a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs, reopened on Thursday night and hosted a full house when they did.

The packed restaurant was filled with the owner's friends, family, and people who came down to support the controversial restaurant.

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

And the owner, talking at the opening night, claimed he was happy to be providing service again and would absolutely do everything the same all over again. Unfortunately.

Here's what Kevin O'Connor said:

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Indiana & Arkansas Revised Their Discriminatory Religious Freedom Bills… But Did They Change Enough?

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This is a step in the right direction, but we think more still needs to be done.

Indiana and Arkansas made national headlines over the past week for trying to implement discriminatory bills into law that could allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT patrons.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence first signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last Thursday, and since then, companies, celebrities, and people all across America have spoken out against the decision.

Now, a week after the initial bill passed, both states at the center of the scandal have signed revisions to the controversial law.

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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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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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Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law!

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Bravo Wilco!

The alt rock band just announced on Twitter that they have cancelled their April 7 show in Indianapolis over the Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The act was signed into law last Thursday in the state's Republican-dominated legislature with the intent to prevent the government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs.

However, the opponents say the act allows business owners to discriminate against LGBT persons on the basis of their sexual orientation. In two strongly worded tweets, Wilco said the act was discriminatory:

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