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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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Roger    

That was quite an interview. Way to get his true feelings out in the end. Sounds like he is not only homophobic but anti sex, too. He might be protesting too much, I think.

534 days ago
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logic    

Only one person on the TMZ staff made any sense elaborating on safe sex practices. Everyone else just spoke out on the offensive side and did not speak to the topic.

534 days ago
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logic    

Only one person on the TMZ staff made any sense elaborating on safe sex practices. Everyone else just spoke out on the offensive side and did not speak to the topic

534 days ago
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Luis    

One thing Harvey and the TMZ staffers neglected to educate the Senator is that the LGBT community are born that way. Whether you are 1 or 6 yrs old it is inate. Empowering our children are one of the tools they need to become the most productive citizens they can be. Perhaps even becoming a Senator.

534 days ago
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Mike    

What does he want rammed down his throat?

534 days ago
381.

As    

The senator is right ,you are all wrong no I don't want my grandkids ,being taught that that's ok at a young age, leave it to the parent and yes he's right we are all tried of tv saying its ok

534 days ago
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MesaBILL    

It's hard for me to believe that the state of Tennessee has no children in grades K-8 with same sex parents. I guess the grade school libraries have no books on children with same sex parents either.

534 days ago
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viper    

I live in TN, Stacey Campfield has some serious head problems. He is trying to pass many other insane bills.
Taking money away from families on any kind of welfare if their kids don't make good grades, money will be taken away.
Using guns in classrooms as " an incentive to make the grade"
It's ok he says to use them at home for the same thing. you can look all this up.
He is one sick man. As for the "Don't say Gay Bill" He is a homophobe in a big way. He is an embaressment to TN!

533 days ago
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Mace2424    

This guy is so deep in the closet he's created an alternate perception of reality.

526 days ago
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Shag    

Yea, it's dangerous because idiots like you keep feeding the bait to the uninformed to make them think there is something wrong with gay people. You're the idiot.

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