Knoxville Restaurant Kicks Out Don’t Say Gay Bill Author Stacey Campfield
Oh no they didn’t! (Oh yes they did!) Knoxville restaurant The Bistro at the Bijou gave Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield the boot yesterday after he came in for a meal.
The homophobic lawmaker was refused service for, among other things, his authoring of Tennessee’s incredibly discriminatory Don’t Say Gay Bill, which would outlaw mention homosexuals even exist in K-12 schools.
Nashville 21 reports:
In response, one Matthew Hurtt wrote: So, discriminating against someone because you don’t agree with their political beliefs is perfectly fine. Two wrongs do, in fact, make a right, Fantastic logic!
That’s a fine example of false equivalency. Stacey Campfield, who I’ve met, talked to, and actually kind of like as a human being, is a person of power in this state who has used said power to promote discrimination, misinformation, and outright hatred towards his constituents and other Tennesseans. Knoxvillains who wish to eat out have a whole host of different options from which to choose from. But Tennesseans who want equal representation and rights have only one legislature to look to. While there are many representatives, theirs, Stacey Campfield has made it a mission in his life to make life harder for those who don’t fit his own personal view of ‘normal’.
Campfield made headlines just last week after a radio interview in which he incorrectly explained that it is impossible to contract AIDS from heterosexual sex. Watch him defend his ignorance in the video here.
If you support The Bistro’s decision to boot this jackass, you can let them know on their Facebook page. At press time, their post about refusing Campfield service had about 600 “likes.”
Big thanks to you, Bistro! Way to take a stand against homophobia, one meal at a time!