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‘Don’t Say Gay’ Turd Stacey Campfield Thrown Out of TN Restaurant

check out my "rental properties"!!!!

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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  • nounverb911

    Ticker Tape parade for Boggs in 3…2…1…

    • tessiee

      Stacey caught in gas station bathroom with black rentboy in 4… 3… 2…

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chillwillard

    Tell me, Stacey: how does it feel to be called names and rejected like that, you closeted monkey-loving asshole?

    "I'll take the Schadenfreude Soupe D'Jour, please."

    • tealsheart

      an azzhole loving azzhole, what a bargin!

      *toke till you choke

    • paris biltong

      Like a rolling stone?

    • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

      Schadenfreude Soup, best served cold.

      • http://www.wonkette.com Chillwillard

        That's my favorite Klingon proverb!

  • hollywooddood

    A sphincter says what?

    Discuss.

    • RedneckMuslin

      ththththth!

  • freakishlywrong

    Well, Good Morning!

    • SorosBot

      Good almost noon to you too!

  • freakishlywrong

    Wait, the guy in the pic, that Stacey there, he's straight?

    • Terry

      Fabulously so.

      • freakishlywrong

        What schtupps him?

    • LabRodent

      In a Republican can of way. (wink wink)

    • SorosBot

      Allegedly.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Rumor has it that his boyfriend is too.

      • Negropolis

        WIN

    • kissawookiee

      And therefore 10000000% AIDS-free. Line starts to the left, boys!

    • GOPCrusher

      As straight as Lindsay Graham.

      • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

        All you have to say is "South Carolina Straight", and we know exactly what you mean.

    • PhilippePetain

      Well, to be fair, he only fucks boy sheep.

      • rickmaci

        I think a closet door got left open somewhere in the Reptard section of the Tennessee state house. Film at 11.

    • tessiee

      That's his story, and by god, he's stickin' to it.

  • Lucidamente1

    Stacey Campfield? Is that her stage name?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Emphasis on the CAMP

    • elviouslyqueer

      No no, she's going for something more subtle, like "Ivana Bigkok."

    • GOPCrusher

      Even Ru Paul says WTF?

  • nounverb911

    "I’ve rented to homosexuals, "
    But mostly to Senate republicans.

    • Blueb4sunrise

      Rent boy?

      Edit: Note to self……read the rest of the thread first.

    • northernbassist

      minor error:

      "I've *been* rented to homosexuals."

  • slithytoves

    Don't Say Gay?

    My Mom always tells me, Don't say fuck!

    • freakishlywrong

      Yeah, but Stacey washes out your asshole, not just your mouth.

    • chicken_thief

      So "fucking gay" would be a double negative, making it a positive?!

      • slithytoves

        Well, yeah.

  • AlterNewt

    Is that the place that serves 'Eggs Santorum'?

    • ElPinche

      Maybe , but every day at Campfield's house is a shitler party .

    • teebob2000

      i.e. runny?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Shorter Campfield's closet: "Why, some my best bathroom dates have been gays!"

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    I can't think of anyone I know who's ever been discrimanted against or subjected to discrimantation.

  • tealsheart

    Oh how he loves REcalling since it involves his butt.
    What an azz

  • SorosBot

    It warms my heart that discrimating against someone for being a giant douchebag is totally legal; and, in this case, awesome.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    10:1 Rentboy.com is one of his bookmarks.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "In my business I do rental properties and I’ve rented to homosexuals,"

    So, this guy owns Rentboy.com?

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      "…I’ve rented myself to homosexuals,"

      -fixed

    • vtxmcrider

      But he takes the rent out in trade.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    So, I guess we can't say "Campfield" so how about we change his name to "Gay"?

  • LabRodent

    You go girl!

  • elviouslyqueer

    A rose by any other name would smell like a 42-year-old bachelor with perpetual gayface.

  • prommie

    To be honest, this is a crazyfight between two crazy people. He is obviously twisted and sad, she is well meaning, but, well, crazy. It makes me sad. I am sick of this shit. Can't we all just get along? I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony, I'd like to buy the world a Coke. I thought we had all this angry and hating all done and over around 1973? I blame disco.

    • MissTaken

      Everything went downhill in 1978 after the release of Push Push In The Bush.

    • LesBontemps

      It was the '70s — everyone was on drugs. How do you think Gerald Ford got to be president?

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

        Ford got to be President because Nixon appointed him VP and resigned, not because of voters on drugs.

        • HistoriCat

          But how can we explain Nixon becoming president in the first place?

          • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

            Exactly! COUNTER-CULTURE FAIL

        • LesBontemps

          Nixon was on drugs. QED.

    • HateMachine

      I feel you, but there's a point at which assholes will take advantage of our desire to just get along. It can be handy occasionally to have crazy assholes of our own.

    • http://www.wonkette.com Chillwillard

      I blame "The Sounds of Music." It was all downhill from there…

  • memzilla

    "Hi, I'm Martha, and I'll be serving your hateful bigoted a** the hell out my restaurant right now."

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      "Hi, I'm …"

      – at a loss for words?
      – out of electricity?
      – watching you eat potato chips?

  • Baconzgood

    FFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chicken_thief

    Was his boy friend tossed (from the Bistro) as well?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    I have a bad feeling that this story is a long ways from being over.

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      The anti-non-heterosexuals will claim his eviction was part of the elite media secular war on Christianity. Next step: Find an activist judge who will make new law from the bench requiring restaurants to feed politicians.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

        No, that is too clever.
        Remember, we're talking about Tennessee.

        • tessiee

          Lots of whinin' from straight white Christians about how they're the most persecuted minority ever, then?

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chillwillard

    What the fuck is he doing at a French restaurant anyway???

    • MrFizzy

      Gobbling up some French fries and ketchup.

      • http://www.wonkette.com Chillwillard

        Ah, the Freedums Fries, of course….

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

    Um. Pretty sure that obeying the law about rental discrimination doesn't mark you as a humanitarian.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Maman:

      You mean like those racists who say "I'm not a bigot; I had a Black girlfriend?"

      • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

        Exactly. And she was a secret black girlfriend at that.

        • IceCreamEmpress

          Oh, Strom Thurmond…

  • MissTaken

    "I do rental properties"

    Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      In his case, he does the keyholes.

    • SorosBot

      Are you saying he's a pimp? He needs to get the proper hat and jacket then.

      • MissTaken

        Nah, pimpin ain't easy I'm sure Stacey likes it easy. His face has john written all over.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Actually, it has "gimp suit" written all over it…

        • SorosBot

          True, it is hard out there for a pimp, just tryin' to make the money, pay the rent…

    • prommie

      Push push in the tush.

    • Biff

      The madam at the Chicken Ranch calls the girls "rental properties", so yes.

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      You don't pay the rental to come to you. You pay it to go away.

  • fartknocker

    If I am ever in Konoxville I'll be sure to have several meals at the Bistro at the Bijou. And after I'm done eating, I'll take a healthy dump on Stacy's frontyard. This guy is nothing more than a turdblossom goat fucker.

  • SorosBot

    Did he console himself by fucking a monkey?

    • chicken_thief

      His chimp likes to top.

  • MrFizzy

    This is like Goebbels walking into a Jewish ghetto and being called a Nazi. Shit just is not fair.

    • emmelemm

      The nerve of some people, amirite?

      • SorosBot

        We must denounce the discrimination against hateful bigots!

  • philpjfry

    well, it is not as if we can expect him to learn anything from this. He is still republican

  • LabRodent

    The Senator in booth number five will be having the shit pie.

    • Pithaughn

      Oh, is Minny the pastry chef at the Bistro at the Bijou? Also, why is a mans man like Stacey even patronizing an eatery named Bistro at the Bijou? That is an old lady restaurant for sure, brass, ferns and 6 kinds of quiche.

    • vtxmcrider

      He wants to start with a tossed salad.

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

    Stacey! With an "e". This is a man's man.

  • north_of_moscow

    For those unfamiliar with the southern accent, it's easy to confuse "office" with "orifice."

  • http://wonkette.com/ weej_bain

    Nice photog Liz. Is there a tulip sticking out his other end?

    • Swampgas_Man

      What that man needs is tulips on his organ!

      Suck the bigot right outta him!

    • OneYieldRegular

      Read the card!

  • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

    No Ginger Dijon Glazed Chicken for you!

  • paris biltong

    With your cowboy mouth and your curfew plugs
    Who among them did you think could resist you ?

  • JackDempsey1

    "We love you, lady of the Bistro at the Bijou, spelling errors and all."

    In Tennessee, spelling on words more than 3 syllables doesn't count. And they way they talk down there, that's most of them, darling.

    • Biff

      "Oil" has 3 syllables down there.

    • tessiee

      "words more than 3 syllables doesn't count. And they way they talk down there, that's most of them"

      Including "Guh-Aw-Duh".

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    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.

    Oh, President Obama will sign it soon. Right after his jobs head Jeffrey Immelt locates that pair of comfortable shoes that's been missing the last three years.
    ~

    • Negropolis

      Can you stop this shit? Thanks. Gawd.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Keep fucking that monkey, Campy. Keep. Fucking. That. Monkey.

  • Baconzgood

    Um……. IF YOU DON'T RENT TO HOMOSEXUALS, MIXED-RACE COUPLES, BLACK COUPLES, THE ELDERLY, OR VETS BECAUSE THEY ARE HOMOSEXUALS, MIXED-RACE COUPLES, BLACK COUPLES, THE ELDERLY, OR VETS YOU BREAK THE FUCKING LAW ASS-LUMP COCK SUCKER NECK FUCK DILDO ROLLER-COASTER RIDE PISS SHIT PRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God I hate when people say things like "I'm not a __________ because I (it's required by law) all the time." It's like me saying I'm not an angry person because I haven't punched a cop today.

    • SorosBot

      Sadly that's not true when it comes to gay people; under federal law discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is perfectly legal. It's illegal under a lot of state and local laws, but somehow I doubt that's the case in Knoxville, TN.

    • tessiee

      I didn't run over anybody's kid today, not even the really annoying neighbor kid.

      *pleased with self*

  • SoBeach

    Nice story, but pointless. She's appealing to his sense of empathy, thinking he'll realize how others feel when they're treated that way.

    But he has no sense of empathy to appeal to. That's how he's able to say the dickish things he says in the first place.

    Folks assume those they disagree with possess the same intellectual and emotional faculties as themselves. They often don't.

  • PeaceWithHonor

    Reverse sit-in

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Which seems to be a universal case. Plus, closeted, also.

  • http://www.wonkette.com TanzbodenKoenig

    Seriously, Boggs is a local hero here for the most part now and even most of the "Obummer" wingnuts are tired of Stacey "Im not married nor do I have kids I just have this weird obssession with the gays" Campfield embarassing us on the national scene. Knoxville really isnt as backwards as you think we are!

  • James Michael Curley

    Nobody wants these guys. ""I think his [Jeb Bush's] father, frankly, picked a candidate, inadvertently. He was having lunch with a Houston Chronicle reporter.
    I'd had lunch with President Bush 41 a couple of weeks before that, and he had no intention of endorsing a candidate.
    But he was having lunch with a Houston Chronicle reporter and sort of let out that he sort of liked Mitt Romney, and then said 'let's order the soup'."

    • SayItWithWookies

      And of course George H. W. Bush is such a little biddy that he officially made his Romney endorsement unofficial:

      Jeb's father, George H.W. Bush, has been quoted in the Houston Chronicle and on the Internet that he was giving Romney "an unofficial endorsement."

      He's definitely shed his reputation for being a lapdog when his opinions as a private personage aren't official unless they're cleared by the proper authorities.

  • edgydrifter

    I predict the good senator will announce later this week that through exhaustive and meticulous research he has identified the exact location where that gay airline pilot sucked the AIDS out of a monkey.

    SPOILER ALERT–it was in the kitchen of the Bistro at the Bijou!! OMFG!!!

  • meatlofer

    Have a little class, will ya? It's Superbowl Week!

  • north_of_moscow

    I don't know. Do the ladies cancel out the moustache? http://www.stacykeach.com/images/ham-chicks2.jpg

    • Biff

      Beards, moustaches, whatev…

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Negligently_Joe

    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.

    Remember kids: unless it rises to the level of being a violation of both state and federal law, there's absolutely no way anyone could justifiably call you a bigot.

    • Tundra Grifter

      NJ:

      Yesterday I heard Off-the-Mark Levin brag about gay folks coming to his book signing. How did he know someone was gay, having spoken to that person for ten or twenty seconds?

      How did StacEy know he rented to a homosexual? Is that one of the little boxes on his rental application form?

  • lefty74

    Hillbilly ginger with cornflake dandruff. No doubt he is suffering from Ned Beaty Syndrome.
    Some people just never get over it.

    • ElPinche

      As long as Campfield's daddy is alive, there will always be that reminder.

  • SayItWithWookies

    It's a sign of how sick our society has come when an unrepentant bigot who spouts ignorant nonsense can't just run around town like he owns the place. I'm sure he'll be crying reverse discrimination if he hasn't already — which makes me wonder, what does Rand "The Civil Rights Act Stomps on States' Rights" Paul have to say about this?

    • tessiee

      "It's a sign of how sick our society has come when an unrepentant bigot who spouts ignorant nonsense can't just run around town like he owns the place."

      Hell in a handbasket, I tells ya.

  • Guppy

    Of course he rents to varied groups. We don't want any of the "wrong sort" to actually own property, do we?

  • RedneckMuslin

    Bistro? Gay.

    • ph7

      The Bistro is, no joke, located on Gay Street.

  • fuflans

    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.

    yeah but what about the lizard people, stacey???? what about them???

    • tessiee

      Since so many of the repubs *are* lizard people, I'm guessing they've been in his office, too.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    He reminds me of the toilet in my first apartment. I usually had to flush twice.

  • fuflans

    stacey is a girl's name.

  • PsycWench

    No word on whether he passed that really high bar of letting gays and black use his bathroom.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Only if he was in it at the time.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    Alright, which one of you fuckers is Martha Boggs?

    • elviouslyqueer

      All of us, Chetie!

    • Negropolis

      "I am Spartacus!"

    • horsedreamer_1

      Between Wade & his fried chicken & beer habit, & this Martha's assertiveness, the name Boggs is being reclaimed as cool from the idiot Boggs clan of Louisiana.

      & by the way, isn't a bistro kind of an exotic concept? Or, would Cokie be all "IOKIYAR"?

  • prommie

    Let me guess, was he there for brunch, or is this the kind of place that has tea dances?

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    College town — safe for Hipsters forced to travel Down There.

  • BigDumbRedDog

    This is just like that time that Jesus guy got nailed to that cross.

    • tessiee

      True story:
      I (and several other people) had an online disagreement going with this guy who was a big bible thumping christian, and he finally got all pissed off and posted, "You atheists are all so closed-minded and mean, like those people who persecuted the guy with the telescope because he said the earth revolved around the sun!!!"

      I swear, you can't make this shit up.

  • Wonderthing

    White men kicked out of restaurants. Damn. Dogs will be sleeping with cats next. Glad I've bought property on the moon and have a star named after me.

    • Tundra Grifter

      WRT:

      I couldn't afford to have a star named after me.

      So I just changed my name to Arcturus.

  • ph7

    Sayeth Stacy:

    In the 60's my grandfather sat at the lunch counters with the blacks in Knoxville to help break up the segregation of the races.

    1. No one earns rewards for their grandfather's decency. It's not hereditary.
    2. "the" blacks?

    • tessiee

      I understand that Donald Trump is very popular with "The Blacks", too.

  • BigDumbRedDog

    I think the bigots and the homophobes should stay away from places called "bistros" in general. They should stick to the "all you can eat buffet" type joints, where their kind belongs.

  • Tundra Grifter

    "I have a great relationship with the blacks."

    ~ Donald Chump

    And now, Stacey Campfield

  • owhatever

    You can't discriminate against me. I'm the bigot, not you. Also, the sauce on that ham sandwich tasted great. What was it?

    • tessiee

      "the sauce on that ham sandwich tasted great. What was it?"

      *runs around knocking dishes off counter*
      IT'S PEOPLE!!!

  • jaytingle

    You forgot to mention that the restaurant is on Gay Street.

    • Tilley

      dammit! I was gonna say that.

      Yay, we Knoxvillians are gonna OccupyGayStreet!

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    Shoot, I'd have let him stay, taken his money, and gotten a couple of employees to jerk off into his food before serving it. "Here's your sugar-glazed French toast and a cup of coffee light with cream, Senator…"

    • Loaded_Pants

      That would have been better. Served with a smile, of course. Don't piss off people who are going to be making/serving your food. Ever.

    • Negropolis

      I'm gagging, here.

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      You are assuming he does not know the taste of semen, an unlikely probability since he is a conservative obsessed with gays.

  • Tommy1733

    I hope this incident does not hinder Campbell from scoring clandestine homosexual trysts.

  • DahBoner

    "I rent to homosexuals because they're so neat and tidy…"

    • emmelemm

      But they get their AIDS everywhere! As you know, all they have to do is touch something and it gets AIDS!

  • lulzmonger
  • YouBetcha

    Thank you, Ms. Boggs. Next time, unleash the dogs.

    • tessiee

      The ones with bees in their mouths, and when they bark, they shoot bees at ya?

  • SaintRond

    I'd have slipped him a dose of meth and tried to turn him out with that guy hooker who banged Ted Haggard.

    At least I'd have tried.

  • chascates

    I met a little girl in Knoxville,
    A town we all know well,
    And every Sunday evening,
    Out in her home I’d dwell.

  • ttommyunger

    I know one thing, if I were one of his tenants, I'd pay every month personally in cash and I can assure you each Bill would be smegma-smeared for his pleasure.

  • teebob2000

    You mean this guy hasn't come out (yet) ??

  • Callyson

    We reserve the right to refuse service to idiots and assholes.

  • comrad_darkness

    He picked that rose in Narnia, right? Last time he found his way all the long miles from the back of his closet?

  • tessiee

    You guys, the only reason he went to the restaurant in the first place was to order a tossed salad.

  • http://www.eloquentscience.com EloquentScience

    I've heard the Bistro at the Bijou has the best spotted dick in Tennessee.

  • Antispandex

    "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."

    Allow me to translate the Senator's message for those who haven't had the red state experience…..

    Teapublican speak meaning: "Look, I wish I didn't have to deal with dirty folks, but until we elect a veto proof majority of Fox News contributers, it's going to remain federal law. You know me, you seen me at church. You know I wouldn't deal with homos and niggers if I didn't HAVE to"!

    You're welcome.

  • thefrontpage

    Martha Boggs is a hero! Good for her! And Campfield is gay.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    I've actually been there, in my real world capacity as academic spouse.

  • MinAgain

    Stacey has quite the reputation as a slumlord in Tennessee. And as a bigoted moron, but you probably already figure that out on your own.

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    The place is on "Gay Street", so he was probably just hoping to cruise a few public toilets before some libtards had to go violate his imaginary civil right to be a bigot with no consequence.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Can Stacey Campfield be recalled as a human being?

  • Negropolis

    Before I scrolled down all the way this is all I saw in the Facebook feed on the right side of the page:

    ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Turd Stacey Campfield Thrown Out of TN

    You can only imagine how disappointed I was to scroll down and see the title in full. I was so sure that he'd been caught in a public bathroom cruising for sex. :(

    Bistro at the Bijou

    Why, I do declare, Stacey!

  • horsedreamer_1

    "Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, & this is the DIS-tro Bistro".

  • tribbzthesquidz

    This is why I love this fucking town. Love it.

  • SorosBot

    He's a confirmed bachelor.