Crystal O'Connor, the owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, says God “has blessed us for standing up” against gay marriage.

O'Connor told The Blaze that her restaurant was forced to close its doors after a local station aired her comments in support of a so-called religious freedom bill that critics argue would allow businesses to refuse service to gay men and lesbians.

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She told the local station that she would refuse a gay couple who wanted them to cater their wedding.

The pizza shop was engulfed by negative comments on social media.

A campaign set up by The Blaze “to help the family stave off the burdensome cost of having the media parked out front, activists tearing them down, and no customers coming in” raised more than $842,000 in 3 days.

Appearing Thursday on Fox News Business, O'Connor told host Neil Cavuto that she and her father felt blessed for the financial support, $200,000 at the time of the interview.

“God has blessed us for standing up for what we believe, and not denying Him,” she said.

Speaking to “the gays,” O'Connor added: “We have to accept them. And we just ask they accept us.”