Restaurant Refused Service to Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill
Tennessee restaurant The Bistro at the Bijou recently became a social media star after kicking out state senator Stacey Campfield because of his anti-gay agenda.
The senator spearheaded a "Don't Say Gay" bill which "prohibits the teaching of or furnishing of materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality in public school grades K-8."
When Campfield tried to have brunch at The Bistro, owner Martha Boggs asked him to leave. "I hope that Stacy[sic] Campfield now knows what if [sic] feels like to be unfairly discrimanted [sic] against," she wrote in a Facebook post that now has more than 2,000 likes.
"I asked him to leave the restaurant to take a stand for the gay community and to let him know what it feels like to be discriminated against," Boggs told WBIR.
Sen. Campfield spoke with Buzzfeed about the incident, saying, "I went in there and the lady started calling me names and wouldn't serve me." He claims he has no problem with gays because his business has rented to homosexuals, mixed-race couples, black couples, "and about every single group you can think of has been in my office."
Campfield also made headlines for claiming there is a "glorification" of homosexuality in the media, as well as saying that it is "virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex." The CDC, however, says that vaginal sex "is the most common way the virus is transmitted in much of the world."
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