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8-year-old follows Tenn. lawmaker around Capitol until he drops welfare bill

A Tennessee lawmaker has relented and agreed to drop his bill linking academic performance to the family’s welfare benefits after an 8-year-old girl shamed him by following him around the state Capitol. On his way to vote on Thursday, state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) was confronted by 8-year-old homeschooler Aamira…

Bistro boots brunching lawmaker over anti-gay remarks

A restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee has refused service to a state lawmaker over his anti-gay views, The Raw Story has confirmed. An employee of Bistro at the Bijou told Raw Story that owner Martha Boggs turned away state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) over the weekend. “He just came in for…

GOP lawmaker: Virtually impossible to get AIDS through heterosexual sex

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact. “Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing…

Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill says his legislation is not dead

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield (R) doesn’t think his bill to limit the teaching of sexuality to “natural reproduction” is dead, contrary to the opinion of Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam told The City Paper that the bill “didn’t pass and probably is never going to pass.” The legislation would prohibit…

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