Last week, thousands of people came together to raise more than $842,000 to support Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana. The pizza shop became the target of Left wing activists after its Christian owner told a local news station that she would happily serve a gay customer, but due to her religious conviction would not cater a same-sex wedding.
One of the many people who donated to the cause was Courtney Hoffman, a gay woman from Washington.
As a member of the group supposedly attacked by the pizza shop’s owner, Courtney’s donation sparked the interest of many. On Monday, Red Millennial Contributor Kris Cruz interviewed Ms. Hoffman on The Jeff Adams Radio Show, where he serves a Host and Producer.
To start the interview, Kris began with the question on everyone’s mind: Why did she donate to Memories Pizza?
“My girlfriend and I are small business owners, and we think there is a difference between operating in a public market space and then attaching the name of your business to a private event,” she said. “Like, if we were asked to set up at an anti-gay marriage rally, I mean, we would have to decline.”
As a small business owner, Ms. Hoffman said she was shocked by the angry attacks that were directed at Memories Pizza.
“The gay community that we know knows full well what it’s like to be condemned for doing nothing but living your life according to your beliefs,” she added. “We know so many gay individuals that fully support the freedom of living your life according to your beliefs and feel that freedom extends to everyone, even the people that we don’t agree with.”
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