Bistro at the Bijou owner Martha Boggs asks Anti-Gay State Senator Stacey Campfield To Leave Her Restaurant

  • metta

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    Jan 30, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    State Senator Stacey Campfield

    Stacey Campfield, Tennessee Senator Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, On Bullying, AIDS And Homosexual 'Glorification'
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/stacey-campfield-tennessee-senator-dont-say-gay-bill_n_1233697.html


    It sounds like he is trying to soften his tone since the incident.

    Anti-Gay TN Senator Stacey Campfield on Anal Sex, Kicked Out of Restaurant




    Martha Boggs explains how she asked Sen. Stacey Campfield to leave the Bistro



    If you plan on visiting Knoxville, TN, please support this restaurant!
    http://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/
  • mma4789

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    Jan 30, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    That's awesome.
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    Jan 30, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    mma4789 saidThat's awesome.
    That's an understatement!
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    Jan 30, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    Oh wow, now all of sudden we have support from everyone (including *coughcough* liberals) for businesses to have the freedom to refuse service to anyone they please!

    And in response to the video, good for her!
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Queue outraged conservative RJ wingnut rebuttal in 3...2...
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    mma4789 saidThat's awesome.


    Amen.
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I just might make a trip to Knoxville just to eat at her place.
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    Haaretz saidI just might make a trip to Knoxville just to eat at her place.
    Wanna go? I just called there and told them that!
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Haaretz saidI just might make a trip to Knoxville just to eat at her place.
    Wanna go? I just called there and told them that!


    Count me in as well - I'll be in Knoxville at some point this summer, you can bet your ass I'll be in this restaurant at some point while I'm there!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Good for her!!!! Senator Campfield sounds like a royal jerk. Don't know if I will ever be in Knoxville, but I will definitely try sending Martha Boggs an email to The Bijou. These sort of things handled right make me proud --- queens running in and glitter-bombing someone not so much.
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidGood for her!!!! Senator Campfield sounds like a royal jerk. Don't know if I will ever be in Knoxville, but I will definitely try sending Marta Boggs an email to The Bijou. These sort of things handled right make me proud --- queens running in and glitter-bombing someone not so much.
    I will agree with you here.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    I sent a personal thank you to the email address in the link thanking Martha Boggs. I encourage everyone to take a minute and do the same. It would be cool if she hears from people from all over the country (as I am sure she already has) just so she knows how much her action was felt and appreciated from all over the country. The email address is...

    bistroatthebijou@bellsouth.net
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    I would kick John McCain out of my restaurant.
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    Jan 31, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Well, I know where I'm going to eat the next time I'm in her area!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    sdgman saidI would kick John McCain out of my restaurant.



    I wouldn't. He served our country and was a POW -- that in itself deserves a certain amount of respect even if you don't agree with his politics.
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    Jan 31, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    sdgman saidI would kick John McCain out of my restaurant.
    Me too!
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    Jan 31, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidOh wow, now all of sudden we have support from everyone (including *coughcough* liberals) for businesses to have the freedom to refuse service to anyone they please!

    And in response to the video, good for her!


    Seriously, why the fuck would you bring politics into this discussion!?! icon_rolleyes.gificon_evil.gif

    Some things should not be politicized... even if you can think you can score an arguement against those who you disagree with. This should be a chance to bring liberal, independent, and conservative voices together.

    Grow up
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    Jan 31, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 said
    mocktwinkie saidOh wow, now all of sudden we have support from everyone (including *coughcough* liberals) for businesses to have the freedom to refuse service to anyone they please!

    And in response to the video, good for her!


    Seriously, why the fuck would you bring politics into this discussion!?! icon_rolleyes.gificon_evil.gif

    Some things should not be politicized... even if you can think you can score an arguement against those who you disagree with. This should be a chance to bring liberal, independent, and conservative voices together.

    Grow up



    HELL-OH! The thread is about a Senator getting booted from a restaurant for his politics. So, by nature, this thread was steeped in politics from the get-go. Mock was merely pointing out the hypocrisy. Obviously, like myself, I appreciated what the lady did by ejecting the Senator. However, it was fair to note that the action was acceptable on this site because the Senator was "anti-gay". One can only imagine the indignation here had the person being ejected was a Pro-gay-marriage Democratic Senator who was fighting for gay marriage in the state and the lady doing the ejecting was some southern baptist bigot.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Really awesome. Many people wouldn't do that. She put what was right ahead of her desire to profit in her business... takes some guts.

    Good for her... kudos!

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
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    conscienti1984 said
    mocktwinkie saidOh wow, now all of sudden we have support from everyone (including *coughcough* liberals) for businesses to have the freedom to refuse service to anyone they please!

    And in response to the video, good for her!


    Seriously, why the fuck would you bring politics into this discussion!?! icon_rolleyes.gificon_evil.gif

    Some things should not be politicized... even if you can think you can score an arguement against those who you disagree with. This should be a chance to bring liberal, independent, and conservative voices together.

    Grow up



    HELL-OH! The thread is about a Senator getting booted from a restaurant for his politics. So, by nature, this thread was steeped in politics from the get-go.


    There are political elements to the discussion, yes. But why risk starting a flame war by baiting the partisans on this site?

    The politics involved in this story are considered far-right and certainly not supported by someone like you or any other RJ conservative.

    So why bring the politics of divide into this discussion? For once we should concentrate on what we share in common and not be divided by little details or get side tracked onto other issues.

    *Edit: And if a Southern Baptist did the same to a pro-gay senator we would have the right to be upset and boycott the business. We are still free to get upset right?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    sdgman saidI would kick John McCain out of my restaurant.



    I wouldn't. He served our country and was a POW -- that in itself deserves a certain amount of respect even if you don't agree with his politics.


    No reason to even consider something like that.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 said
    So why bring the politics of divide into this discussion? For once we should concentrate on what we share in common and not be divided by little details or get side tracked onto other issues.


    You mean that "little detail" called a "Double Standard"? No one is trying to incite a flame war. We're all on the side of the lady who ejected the Senator.
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    Jan 31, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    conscienti1984 said
    So why bring the politics of divide into this discussion? For once we should concentrate on what we share in common and not be divided by little details or get side tracked onto other issues.


    You mean that "little detail" called a "Double Standard"? No one is trying to incite a flame war. We're all on the side of the lady who ejected the Senator.


    What double standard? Gays get legally discriminated against all the time. Laws can never fully wipe out discrimination, but they do help.

    Are you arguing against the 1964 Civil Rights Act by any chance?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    No reason to even consider something like that.



    No reason to consider that John McCain is a war veteran and former POW who served this country in war? Seriously?
  • Timbales

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    Jan 31, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Good for her.

    Though I do believe in the right of a private business to deny service to whoever they want to for whatever reason.

    Personally, I'd rather have someone who hates me and doesn't want my business to be up front about it than for me to give them my money.