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

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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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179 comments

  1. 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."

      1. rickmaci

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

  2. SorosBot

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

  3. BaldarTFlagass

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

    So, this guy owns Rentboy.com?

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. tessiee

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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".

  7. 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.
    ~

  8. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. tessiee

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

      *pleased with self*

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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'."

    1. 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.

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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.

    1. 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?

  14. lefty74

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

  15. 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?

    1. 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.

  16. Guppy

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

  17. 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???

    1. 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"?

    1. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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?

    1. tessiee

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

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

  22. 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…"

    1. 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.

    1. emmelemm

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. tessiee

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

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