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Infamous anti-gay Indiana pizzeria has closed down for good

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Memories Pizza is no more. The Indiana pizza parlor that became a lightning rod after admitting it would take advantage of then-Governor Mike Pence’s law allowing people and businesses the “right” to refuse to serve same-sex couples and LGBT people – on religious grounds – has closed its doors for good.

“A sign in the front window of the pizza shop says it was shuttered last month,” The South Bend Tribune reports.

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Three years ago this month the Walkerton restaurant became the first to say they’d refuse to cater a same-sex wedding.

“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal O’Connor said at the time. “We are a Christian establishment.”

The owners of the small town shop told reporters they didn’t think they were being discriminatory, and said they would be happy to serve gay people, but they’d decline to cater the wedding of a same-sex couple.

“I don’t think it’s discrimination,” O’Connor said. Gov. Pence’s law is “supposed to help people that have a religious belief.”

“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything,” she also said.

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Outrage was immediate. The family claimed they received death threats and shut down for a week. Thanks to Glenn Beck and the religious right, the O’Conner family were the beneficiaries of $842,387 that was raised in just two daysbefore the fundraiser mysteriously closed, no reason given.

The family had said they would share the cash with various non-profits, Christian churches, and anti-gay florist Barronnelle Stutzman.

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‘This is a lie’: Lisa Page pummels Trump for telling blatant falsehoods about her at crazed rally

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for once again lying about her at one of his political rallies.

On Tuesday night, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that Page supposedly had to file a restraining order against former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she'd had a relationship during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump hedged his claim by telling his supporters, "That's what I heard, I don't know if it's true."

Page, however, took to Twitter to shred the president for repeating a blatant falsehood.

"This is a lie," she wrote. "Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one."

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Trump busted for lying about NATO in days-late response to world leaders mocking him

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"They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO," Trump claimed, four days after Payne's tweet. "Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries! Thank you Charles."

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Fox News has always been bad — but this week shows it’s willing to destroy democracy for Trump

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Fox News has been detrimental to democracy all along, but one journalist and historian believes it's gone fully off the rails this year and become a threat to national security.

Talk show host Stephen Colbert has been mocking the conservative network's commitment to "truthiness" for nearly 15 years, but 2019 has seen Fox News push out Russian disinformation campaigns and attack democracy itself to defend President Donald Trump from impeachment, reported Garrett Graff for Wired.

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