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Stacey Campfield, rose-loving, gay-hating hate-mongering State Senator from Tennessee, who taught us everything (lie) we can’t un-know about AIDS, was, on Sunday, hurtled from a Knoxville restaurant. Apparently the old eye-for-an-eye philosophy was imparted therein, which in this case is PERFECTLY FINE: Martha Boggs, a hostess at a restaurant called the Bistro at the Bijou, greeted Campfield in derogatory yet perfect terms, and asked him to leave the restaurant before he’d been served. Campfield went without incident, and Boggs later wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “I hope that Stacey Campfield now knows what if feels like to be unfairly discrimanted [sic] against.” We love you, lady of the Bistro at the Bijou, spelling errors and all.

The Facebook page has since been swarmed with messages of gratitude.

In a telephone interview with BuzzFeed, Campfield confirmed the incident, that martyr, and explained that when he walked in the restaurant, “The lady started calling me names” — a homophobe and a gay-hater, specifically — “and wouldn’t serve me.” Of course, when Campfield defended himself to BuzzFeed, explaining how tolerant of gays he actually is, he also felt the need to bring race into the matter for no apparent reason.

In my business I do rental properties and I’ve rented to homosexuals, mixed-race couples, black couples. And about every single group you can think of has been in my office.

“Rental properties.”

Here’s Boggs explaining her side of the story to the Knoxville News Sentinel:


With more attention thrown upon Campfield, the anti-Campfields of the state are ramping up an effort to get him recalled, even though recall elections at the state level are not currently permitted in Tennessee — under state law, they’d have to impeach him. (DOOOO ITTTTT.) A Facebook page devoted to getting rid of him now has more than 1,000 likes!

There’s also another online petition going that hopes to get signatures from President Obama, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and others in order to get Campfield fired. That also has around 1,000 signatures so far. Campfield is technically around until 2014, but, well, miracles can happen. WHEN U BELIEVE. Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill, etcetera. [Knoxville News Sentinel/BuzzFeed]

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