Stacey Campfield Refused Service at Knoxville Eatery



Bistro at the Bijou
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State Senator Stacey Campfield got a taste of his own medicine on Sunday night when the "Don't Say Gay" bill author was denied service at Bistro at the Bijou in his hometown of Knoxville.

Bistro at the Bijou owner Martha Boggs posted on Facebook about her decision to turn the senator away: “I hope that Stacey Campfield now knows what it feels like to be discriminated against.”

Boggs' decision to turn Campfield away stemmed from some remarks he made during an interview on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius/XM's OutQ gay talk radio station. In the interview last Thursday, which was supposed to be about his state bill that would ban discussion of homosexuality in grades K through 8, Campfield said the following:

"Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community — it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall."

"My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex...very rarely [transmitted]."

"What's the average lifespan of a homosexual? It's very short. Google it yourself."

Boggs told the Knoxville News-Sentinel that denying Campfield service was her way of standing up to a bully: "He's gone from being stupid to dangerous."

Click here to listen to Campfield's entire interview on OutQ.

And click here to hear another juicy interview (and read Truth Wins Out blogger Evan Hurst's funny commentary) by David Pakman with Stacey Campfield. Among the many ditties in that interview, Campfield says not having sex with Africans helps one's chances at avoiding AIDS.


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