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TN State Senator

Homosexuality Is Dangerous

2/1/2013 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) has a message to the gay community -- stop ramming the gay agenda "down everybody's throats" and leave the straight people alone!!!

Sen. Campfield just called in to "TMZ Live" to talk about the strongly-worded email he sent to a pro-gay voter ... who had objected to a bill Campfield recently reintroduced to the Tennessee General Assembly.

During the call, Campfield insists he doesn't hate gay people -- he just doesn't believe students from kindergarten through 8th grade should discuss ANYTHING gay related.

Among the highlights:
-- Campfield says the people in the gay rights community are "the biggest bullies in the world."

-- Campfield says comparing the gay rights movement to the African American civil rights movement is "insulting to the civil rights movement of the black people."

-- Campfield says he wishes the gay community would just leave the straight people alone ... saying, "We don't wanna hear about it every day ... quit trying to ram it down everybody's throats ... and quit pushing it on everyone. Just leave us alone."

Some people in the newsroom disagreed with the State Senator's views ... check out the video.

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211.

Grandma Cracker    

Really? Gay rights and a senator are important when Lindsay Lohan cannot find her hairbrush?


What are you people thinking?

596 days ago
212.

aaron    

I LOVE this guy! He is 100% correct. Stop pushing your agenda on straight people and crying "homophobe" every time someone doesn't agree with you! Tolerance works BOTH ways.

596 days ago
213.

StarryStarryNight    

HOhan probably thinks she's a diamond-studded dark chocolate truffle wrapped in gold foil made from actual gold, but she's really a dusty bag of Circus Peanuts lying on a shelf in the back of a Rite-Aid.

596 days ago
214.

LLsez    

KRISTIN CHENOWETH
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TREATED ME LIKE A DOG is a fun thread too!

596 days ago
215.

Lucky_130    

So if the gays can get married almost everywhere in the world, and they can redefine marriage, and can teach Pre-K students that are in a christian school about sex, and homosexulity, will they stop?
Mark my words, the Gay discount card is next, and the stores that do not have a discount for gays, or the gay discount, will be protested against.

596 days ago
216.

StarryStarryNight    

GAVIN, GET OUT OF THE CAR! GET OUT OF THE CAR, GAVIN! Get him out of the car! Get him out of the car, NOW! Gavin, get out! Gavin, get out of the f.ucking car. NOW.

596 days ago
217.

Grandma Cracker    

Not a Lohan fan, but can we fist bump that?

596 days ago
218.

DaveT    

Obama and Biden don't agree with gay marriage and don't like gay people, too bad they lie and abuse the trust of gay folks to get their votes and otherwise build up their other profiteering methods through "programs", only difference between bigoted conservative republicans and bigoted liberal democrats is the lib dems will lie about it in order to get votes...though some on the republican side lie on the gay issue as well to get votes
Two parties...or one? ;D

596 days ago
219.

KanyeWest    

Only in this world

596 days ago
220.

WreckingDoll    

Breaking news Senator A**hat - gay couples have children too. Those same children attend school. I'm a 40 year old woman who was raised in TX by my two moms (who are still together by the way) and it kills me that all these years later this hate speech and attitude still exist. It's this attitude that hurts those children most. Think about those kids for a whole minute you moron.

596 days ago
221.

Voice of Logic    

All the people that keep saying that the Bible is "the word of God" how come there are so many different versions from different people? Why not just have one?

Why do you all seem to forget that it states that "all men are created EQUAL"? But then you all state that they are not.

Talk about intolerance when your own bible state one thing and then say something completely different. Talk about hypocritical bigotry.

Just how many times has the Catholics over the years "converted" people that where heathens that did not practice what they wanted?

596 days ago
222.

Iris Myandowski    

dontcha just LOVE it when the bullies have the B@LLS to call the people they push around the bully?? I wonder what time the gift shop opens in whatever reality he lives in ? I think I want a t-shirt.

596 days ago
223.

Scott Levy    

With a first name like "Stacey", he shouldn't judge people for being who they are.

596 days ago
224.

Brett    

I have never taken the time to comment on a message board but I felt compelled after watching this video.

It is a true travesty that this country allows for bills to be proposed and laws to be passed by the blissfully ignorant. I grew up overseas where knowledge and education is championed and valued. In the US being "plain spoken" and "one of the people" is worn like a badge of honor.

The downfall of the US in terms of its global standing will not be as a result of a lack o manufacturing or a lack of credit, rather a lack of education on the part of its citizens and those who govern. Politicians should represent the very best of us, the most educated the most informed. To hear Senator Campfield make the kinds of declarative, ignorant statements he did today doesn't demonstrate the stupidity and ignorance of just himself but a large problem which the rise of ignorance amongst us as Americans. The Senator's statements simply ignore clinical trials and scientific facts which are not in dispute. Education does lead to lower pregnancy rates and STD transmission. AIDS is not a gay disease. Sodomy is not dangerous.

It is truly sad that he represents the ignorant views and uninformed beliefs of millions in this country.

596 days ago
225.

loe    

He wants it in the rear end instead.

596 days ago
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