A stand for faith goes viral
Yesterday, we told you about a small Indiana pizza joint that has been forced to close down after its proprietors committed the unpardonable sin of coming forward in support of Indiana’s new RFRA law. An irresponsible “news hit” led to a landslide of boycott threats, liberal thinkpieces, and threats against the lives and livelihoods of Memories Pizza’s proprietors.
I’m going to walk back a word I used just now—what happened here goes beyond a “boycott.” Nobody involved in what has been done to Memories Pizza is “taking a stand”—unless, of course, this is what “taking a stand” looks like:
Twitter is full of nutcases, but here’s the problem—no one in the local media took a stand against this.
The conservative media, however, has come out in force against what is being done to these people. Lawrence Billy Jones, an opinion contributor to The Blaze’s “Dana,” set up a GoFundMe account to help—and with a little help from Dana Loesch and her friends, the thing went viral.
They started out with a modest goal of $25,000. Here’s where they’re at now (as of this writing):
Lawrence Billy Jones explains why this account was set up:
Our goal was simply to help take one thing off this family’s plate as the strangers sought to destroy them.
But other strangers came to the rescue and the total just keeps going up.
Thank you for helping us do some good for this family who were scared and in hiding just 24 hours before this writing.
All money, save whatever percentage GoFundMe takes, will be transferred directly to whichever bank account the O’Connors wish to use.
Show producers are in direct contact with the family to ensure that they never feel like they are being left out of what is going on.
Right now, proprietor Crystal O’Connor and her family are in hiding. As in, they cannot leave their home for fear of their lives. This is important. You should be paying attention to this not because of the specific issue—even conservatives are split on gay marriage—but because it highlights just how powerful the militant progressive lynch mob can be.
Memories Pizza may never open again, but the owners and their supporters aren’t prepared to go down without a fight—and that’s the only way to beat back the outrage machine and come out standing.
You can listen to Crystal O’Connor’s interview with Dana Loesch here:
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