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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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31.

E    

Yes because you're totally not trying to shove an agenda down anyone's throat at all. Nope. Because passing a bill where you're only allowed to talk about being straight in school is not shoving your agenda down someone's throat.

I hope somebody throws a vat of acid on this mother****er.

608 days ago
32.

DaveT    

None of this would even be an issue if we did the right thing and got rid of the public schools system.
A failed experiment.
Kids do not belong sitting down all day in classrooms, forced to listened to someone stand in front of them yapping, like a teacher.
It's completely unnatural on many levels:
1) Forcing a 5 year old away from their mother and throwing them into a "public school" with several new mothers called "teachers"
2) Forcing mothers to separate from their little children
3) Forcing children to go completely against their natural daily energies and to sit all day long....for 18 years....in classrooms
4) destroying the natural bonds between children and parents by literally separating them all day long, five days a week for 18 years (and people wonder why 60% of the population ends up in therapy offices when they become adults)
Public schools were only created to be babysitting facilities, so the mothers would go out and work and generate tax rev and build up the tax base...so the politicians and bureaucrats and ultra-wealthy could pinch off of it and get richer
Mothers don't even raise their children anymore, public school teachers do, literally.
Public schools and the whole system goes against everything natural in childhood and family life.

608 days ago
33.

Bruno    

Idiocy is dangerous. As the saying goes, you can't fix stupid.

608 days ago
34.

RobRod    

I happen to agree with them 100%. There is no greater intolerance than the queer community Homosexuals. Our society is constantly being bombarded with this immoral behavior. And since the beginning of recorded history, homosexuality has always been considered sin, disgusting, immoral, perverted, unnatural, and just plain wrong. What TMZ and Harvey and the rest don't seem to get is that in as much as our school system now nurtures and encourages these lustful acts/feelings of young people to "create" more queers, society as a whole is less sensitive to these behaviors. This is the new Sodom and Gamorah were living in and everyone will see at the "end", who was indeed right. I feel sorry for those who believe it's normal, proper and okay when it is not. So stop trying to get those who are against it to accept it because we can't and wont. We can accept the person but certainly not the behavior nor the encouraging of others to do the same.

608 days ago
35.

Ann    

I agree with him 100%. I am so sick of hearing about the gay community, it is annoying. So you can now hit the "HATE" button, it is the button the right.

608 days ago
36.

Majestik    

You know Harvey, if you want to bring up that email by the PRO-Gay voter, why don't you give everyone the actual excuse he gave, it wasn't actually one of his CONSTITUENTS it was a "PRO-GAY ADVOCATE", he repeated that line, over and over as if a "PRO-GAY ADVOCATE" whether one of his voters or not didn't have a voice. He kept claiming that Gays need to stop "SLAMMING" their lifestyles down everyone's throat yet you never brought up how he was dismissing the gay voters by slamming Heterosexuality down their throats, slamming his RELIGIOUS BELIEFS down their throats. You never called this ******* out for being the Pot calling the Kettle Black. Grrrr, I'm going to apply for a job on TMZ live LOL

608 days ago
37.

Aryssia    

Senator Campfield looks like a closeted Republican. He probably heard the word gay when he was in third grade and blames his homosexuality on that singular event.

608 days ago
38.

Bruno    

He wants gays to leave the straights alone? Who is trying to restrict the others civil liberties? Hint. It's NOT the gays.

608 days ago
39.

A1Commenter    

I just wish the religious right would leave us all alone and stop ramming their agenda down my throat. I am tired of all of their whining. If you don't want your kids to be educated, then home school them. Look at what it did for Mante Te'o.

607 days ago
40.

JJM    

It's amazing how all these people think it's "ok" to be gay. Read a Bible. It's NOT ok. It's an abomination. I don't care if I shove my Christianity down your throat. I'm not the one who will be burning hell! If you think you won't you are dead wrong. Like I said read the Bible.

607 days ago
41.

Rusty Shackleford    

stop putting words in his mouth, he's right about the kids deserving to grow up without ANYONES agenda being forced on them. he also is right about how in your face the gay movement is, i for one was sick of it 10 years ago, and it only gets more annoying and widespread all the time.

oh, and before you judge me, you have no idea WHAT my stance is on gay rights, because i'm commenting about rudeness and social ineptness as a whole, not any single aspect of it.

607 days ago
42.

Jillian    

Yes, he sounds like an idiot, but he also has a RIGHT TO HIS OPINION just like EVERYONE else does!!! HELLOOOOOOO!!!! Harvey, not everyone is okay with homosexuality! That does NOT make them bad, evil people! GROW UP!!!

607 days ago
43.

matt    

So those of you angry at him believe that teachers should be talking about homosexuality in grade school? It's possible to have no hatred for the gay community whatsoever but agree that there's no place for <12 y.o.'s.

607 days ago
44.

supermom    

Says the closeted Senator!

607 days ago
45.

lolzatyou    

One of the funniest parts of the Anti-Gay movement is how they think being gay is some sort of abomination and that straight people want nothing to do with their crusade for equal rights...well hello *******, straight people make gay people. Gay people can't reproduce with their partners, Teh Geyz are made by straight people, if they want to be miserable in marriage like the rest of society then let them. I'd rather tune into a telecast of a gay parade in San Francisco than ever hear this doucher ever speak. This ******* should be more concerned of the hell spawn Kim and Kayne are making than a couple dykes muching on boxes or queers pushing their poo in. I am straight as a bored but if you don't like the gay community then tune em out like most people probably do with this asshat!

607 days ago
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