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Hey, ‘Homosexual Activists,’ Stacey Campfield Is ‘Not Here To Be Somebody’s Piñata’

by David Badash on February 2, 2013

in News,Politics

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Homosexual activists, you need to know that Tennessee Republican state senator Stacey “Don’t Say Gay” Campfield is not here to be your piñata, damn it. Senator Campfield is very, very angry that “two percent of the community, more or less the homosexual activist community who likes to threaten, intimidates, insult, belittle people,” is bringing him the national media attention his poor ego voraciously craves.

READ: Top 10 Most-Offensive Things About Anti-Gay Tennessee Senator Campfield (That You Didn’t Already Know)

Senator Campfield is author of Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, that he rammed through the senate. Ultimately, the bill died in the House when –after two years of debate — they realized the bill was designed to ensure no conversation about homosexuality occurred in kindergarten through eight grade sex ed classes, but Tennessee doesn’t offer sex ed classes for kindergarten through eight grade students.

Oops.

How much did that cost the taxpayers of Tennessee.

Now, Campfield is back, with an even worse “Don’t Say Gay” bill that legally mandates school officials out any student to their parents if they suggest they might be gay.

Yes, if ten-year old Johnny is gay, or bi, or trans, or questioning, and talks about it with a trusted teacher, that teacher would, under Senator Campfield’s bill, be required by law to out Johnny to his parents. Which, in some cases, could be very serious, even life-threatening.

Campfield also is trying to pass a bill that would cut by 30 percent state welfare to families if Johnny does poorly in school.

Some of Senator Campfield’s constituents have decided to reach out to him to let him know how they feel.

“Nashville resident Telisha Cobb sent Senator Campfield an email criticizing his legislative proposals,” local Nashville news station WATE reports:

The email read:

Senator Campfield,

I am writing to you today as a mother, active citizen and born & raised Tennessean. You are an embarrassment to our great state. Folks all over the country and here in Tennessee are looking at the bills that you are proposing in shock. They are the most ignorant and morally lacking legislation that could be proposed this year. It is clear that you are targeting homosexuals and low income families with hogwash legislation. You need to search your heart, your values and your Christianity to find a better way to represent us as a whole. We will do everything in our power to make sure that you are not here in 2014. There are numerous grass roots parties that are making their voices heard.

Campfield fired back.

In an email response, he wrote:

You seem to have some serious, deep anger issues. Have you ever thought about therapy? I hear they are doing some wonderful thing with medications these days.

Yours in service,
Sen. Stacey Campfield

Campfield confirms he did write it.

As to why he sent that response, he says he’s the one being attacked and says he won’t be bullied.

“I take responsibility for everything that comes out of my office. There is a very loud, very vocal two percent of the community, more or less the homosexual activist community who likes to threaten, intimidates, insult, belittle people. You know what I’m not going to put up with it. That’s not my job. I’m not here to be somebody’s piñata,” said Campfield.

Sadly, the comments section at WATE seems to be split about 50-50 in favor of Campfield.

Welcome to Tennessee, I guess…

 

Related:

Watch: Homosexuality Is ‘An Activity That Can Be Deadly’ Says ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Senator

‘The Act Of Homosexuality Is Very Dangerous’ Says ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Author

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Returns With Added Requirement To Tell Parents Their Kids Are Gay

Lawmaker: Cut Welfare To Families Whose Kids Don’t Do Well In School

Urine Samples Required From Welfare Recipients In Just-Passed TN Bill

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill On Hold After Lawmakers Realize Their Stupidity

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{ 9 comments }

BJLincoln February 2, 2013 at 8:24 am

The man is a moron and the people know it. This bill will not pass any more than the last one. He is reaching to far into peoples business and they will not allow it.
As a teacher, I would never out a child. I would stop any bullying for any reason but never put a child or their family at risk of harm or take funds or food.
Campfield was a joke for the first bill and this will see that his is not re-elected. Sounds like someone has some real issues with his own sexuality and/or orientation.

dakotahgeo May 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Wow! Did YOU hit the nail on the head! Look for little boy Campfield at your nearest public bathroom stall with bells on. He definitely fits the type! The man's a jerk!

Bluejuliet February 2, 2013 at 9:41 am

Campfield obviously lacks the dignity, professionalism and decency that the office of senator calls for.
Suggesting to a concerned constituent that she is mentally ill and should be on medication? That asinine and sarcastic remark was uncalled for, regardless of the opinions of the person to whom he was speaking. The man is an infantile bully, and should take his own advice about seeking professional help.

Huntercgo February 2, 2013 at 10:30 am

If he doesn't want to be someone pinata, he should stop handing people sticks. I read one article in which he described how people started contracting HIV — jaw-dropping ignorance, not to mention no clue as to how the world actually works.

And he managed somehow to get elected to the Tennessee senate? Lordy, as my backwoods grandmother would have said.

dakotahgeo May 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Ignorance seems to be a gift from God for some people. Real Christians know better. Blessings on your grandmother and you!

leliorisen February 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Tennessee, with their backwards politics, is turning out to be quite an embarrassment, even for the South. And that is saying something. @leliorisen

Robroberts2013 February 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Campfield's response to his constituents' thoughtful letter just confirms that he is a mean spirited, spiteful, ignorent bigot. Hopefully God will pluck him home soon.

jchastn April 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

You assume that he will go home with God. I would assume an eternal rest in a much warmer climate than he is used to or can stand.

dakotahgeo May 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I would say that Mr. Bully Campfield is going to be very surprised at two things: the piñata at Heaven's Gate and the "No vacancy" sign for lil' Stacy!

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