I do not personally know the proprietors of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, but I do know that was meant for bad, surrounding RFRA of Indiana, has now been turned into good. And what Memories Pizza is now doing serves as an awesome example to all of us. I think I can speak for all believers when I say that in a day when Christian persecution is on the rise it is refreshing to hear something good! According to a report from the FRC (Family Research Council), because of the generosity of people across America when Memories Pizza was under attack by the political left and the LGBTQ+ crowds and supporters, they were given cash donations totaling $842,000.00!!!1 May God bless all who gave!
But that's not the End of the Story
Because they were so blessed they are going to answer another prayer request by giving a portion of their donations to another Christian in the news who has been mercilessly persecuted, Barronelle Stutzman. FRC writes: "Faced with losing her home, her shop, and her retirement savings for turning down a same-sex “wedding” request, friends like the O’Connors want to pay America’s kindness forward." "… God has blessed us for standing up for what we believe, and not denying him," an emotional Crystal said. "I’d do the same thing again," Kevin explained. "It’s my belief. It’s our belief. It’s what we grew up on. I’m just sorry it comes to this because neither one of us dislike any of those people. I don’t hold any grudges."2 What an amazing story of God's amazing grace!
One thing I have learned in my 30 years of being Christian is this, when believers take a stand for the Lord, trusting and leaving the aftermath to Him, He always works things out to His glory. And a reason for that is He desires all men everywhere, to turn their face toward Him and be saved. Yes, the Creator of the world desires to have a relationship with the creation He brought into being. He sent His only Son Jesus, to provide the path to heaven (John 3:16).
What the American people, who donated to the www.gofundme.com site, did was start a ripple affect that will not only help Memories Pizza but also help a Christian grandmother keep her home. Brothers and sisters that is what Christian love is all about. I am blessed to have heard this story of love and answered prayer.
1 - http://www.frcaction.org/get.cfm?i=WU15D01 accessed 04/14/2015
2 - ibid
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