An Arizona pizzeria served up a piping-hot plate of payback in response to a discriminatory bill that threatens the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
This week, both houses of the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1062, which gives Arizona business owners the right to deny service to gays and others on the basis of religious freedom. While conservatives contend the legislation is meant to prevent discrimination against the faithful, Arizona Democrats say it is plain old discrimination.
"I was appalled by the senate passing the law," he said. "So, I put something on Facebook saying we're not gonna serve Arizona legislators." A customer then emailed DiGrazia a sign, which he printed out and posted.
Since the sign was posted Thursday, DiGrazia said he has gotten thousands of likes on Facebook and retweets on Twitter, and has received emails from across the globe. He's even been asked where people can get the sign to take to a Phoenix rally.
"The sentiment is that any expansion of discrimination is gonna hurt everybody and open the doors for more," he said.
Response has been positive so far, and he isn't concerned about possible backlash. DiGrazia said the pizzeria has gotten more customers today because of his stance. However, he's not trying to be a political activist or a hero. "I just did something I thought was a step in the right direction to combat the behavior in Phoenix that I don't condone."
Fox's Martha MacCallum and Andrea Tantaros think the whole controversy over Arizona's SB 1062 could be avoided if gay people just quit patronizing those anti-gay businesses that want to discriminate against them. Problem solved people. Read more...