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Indiana pizza shop owners in hiding as donations pour in

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 4/3/2015
A screenshot from the 'Support Memories Pizza' GoFundMe page. © GoFundMe A screenshot from the 'Support Memories Pizza' GoFundMe page.

WALKERTON, Ind. — A northern Indiana pizza shop that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding is closed indefinitely, and its operators say they've gone into hiding.

Memories Pizza in Walkerton faced criticism this week after co-owner Crystal O'Connor expressed support for a new Indiana religious objections law. The Facebook and Yelp pages for the restaurant about 20 miles southwest of South Bend were bombarded with negative reviews.

A coach of a high school golf program was suspended after a Twitter post that mentioned going to Walkerton and burning down the restaurant.

WNDU-TV reports that O'Connor and her family are considering leaving town.

A gofundme.com site benefiting the restaurant had raised more than $500,000 as of Friday morning.

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