‘Don’t Say Gay’ senator kicked out of restaurant

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Controversial state Sen. Stacey Campfield is referenced on the list of specials at Bistro at the Bijou Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. Owner Martha Boggs refused to serve Campfield during brunch on Sunday because of his recent remarks about the origin of AIDS.
Controversial state Sen. Stacey Campfield is referenced on the list of specials at Bistro at the Bijou Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. Owner Martha Boggs refused to serve Campfield during brunch on Sunday because of his recent remarks about the origin of AIDS.
(AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick

Remember when Senator Rand Paul said that private businesses would have eventually acted on their own to integrate black people and that the government didn’t have to get involved?

Well, the first shot has been fired but it’s not against racists, it’s against homophobes.

Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield has created a media firestorm with his “Don’t say gay” in schools bill and insinuating that AIDS is “virtually impossible” to contract from heterosexual sex.

One Tennessee business owner simply had enough. Martha Boggs, the owner of the Bistro at Bijou asked Senator Campfield to leave while he was having brunch at her restaurant Sunday. Boggs states she asked to Campfield to leave because of his anti-gay remarks.

Boggs commented about the exchange on metropulse, “I didn’t want his hate in my restaurant. I told him he wasn’t welcome here … I feel like he’s gone from being stupid to being dangerous, and I wanted to stand up to him.”

Right after the incident the restaurant’s Facebook updated its status to say this:

'Don't Say Gay' senator kicked out of restaurant

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'Don't Say Gay' senator kicked out of restaurant

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