Don't Say Gay Senator Stacey Campfield at it again.

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    Jan 31, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jan/30/campfield-files-retooled-homosexuality-in-bill/

    I am serious considering moving from district 5 to district 7 just to vote against this guy. Not only is he giving Tennessee a bad name, but think of the damage this could do to the youth of our State. I really hope that Brian Stevens gets chosen in the primaries because Campfield is a moron.
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    Suggestion-- work for Brian's campaign to unseat this scum.
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    Jan 31, 2013 12:16 PM GMT
    Already a member of the campaign.
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    Jan 31, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    His name is Stacey....
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    "Is this Mrs. Battleaxe?"

    "Yes."

    "Hi. This is Mr. Brooding, your son Bobby Lee May's counselor. Go Vols. I have some concerning news to share."

    "Shoot."

    ((POW!))

    "No! I meant, tell me why you're calling."

    "Mrs. Battleaxe, I'm counseling Bobby Lee because he feels he is... well... I'm not really allowed to say under the law, but I'm required to tell you he's..."

    "Morbidly obese, I know already, we're working on that. We've cut back on the Cheetos, we only do 2 pound bags now."

    "No, no. You see, he says he's... he's... well... a Friend of Dorothy."

    "Well it's about TIME he's seeing some ladyfriends! I mean, there's only so many MEN'S WORKOUT magazines a young man can subscribe to, y'know? Girls like Dorothy can probably tell how he's finally toning up those love handles..."

    "No, no, I mean, he thinks he's... a little light in the loafers."

    "Well, we got Dr. Scholl's for that."

    "(Sigh) Ma'am, I'm going to just tell you. ((whispers)) You son believes he is gay."

    "He's what?"

    "I said, 'GAY."

    ((POLICE SIRENS))

    "Shoot!"

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  • Beeftastic

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    Jan 31, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    Damn that is some chilling legislation!
  • GayGuardBoy

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    Feb 01, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    I may be missing something... but how could this possibly be legal? Aren't counselors technically protected and bound by confidentiality laws like lawyers and doctors? Would not informing parents break this confidentiality? As such, wouldn't this law force them to break another? Or am I misinformed?
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    Feb 01, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    GayGuardBoy saidI may be missing something... but how could this possibly be legal? Aren't counselors technically protected and bound by confidentiality laws like lawyers and doctors? Would not informing parents break this confidentiality? As such, wouldn't this law force them to break another? Or am I misinformed?

    Yes, you are incorrect. A minor child does not have this confidentiality protection. The parent is entitled to have complete access to all records and information regarding their minor child. It cannot be denied to them.

    That changes at 18. I was the Assistant Registrar of a University, and would deliver part of the group presentations that parents would receive during the registration process for incoming Freshmen (for those parents who chose to attend the new student orientations with their sons & daughters).

    And there were always parents, usually fathers, who would bristle at the idea that US Federal law makes student records unavailable to them. "I'm paying his tuition!" a parent would yell. "And you're telling me I can't see his academic record?" Yeah, Dad, you can't. Write your Congressman.

    But in elementary and secondary school those records must be shared with the parents. And if Tennessee legislates that teachers and counselors must report and record suspected gay students, that information could not be denied to parents. In fact, it would be sent to the parents, if the law so requires. The student has no claim to confidentiality.
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    Feb 03, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
    LEAVE STRAIGHT PEOPLE ALONE!

    http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_fmwu1g1z/
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    Feb 03, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    "Sodomy is...very...difficult....and deadly thing to do."

    Campfield #speakingfromexperience ?
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    Mar 06, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/03/05/1673181/poll-even-anti-equality-tennesseans-oppose-dont-say-gay-bill/

    ThinkProgressA new poll from Middle Tennessee State University shows that a solid 62 percent of Tennesseans oppose marriage equality, while only 28 percent in favor. This opposition is significantly higher than is often found across several southern states.

    Nevertheless, 57 percent also oppose the odious “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which prohibits schools from discussing sexual orientation until after 8th grade — which includes related anti-bullying efforts — and only 31 percent support it. Additionally, 49 percent oppose the bill’s new provision requiring school officials to notify parents of students’ sexuality, while only 33 percent such a provision. Interestingly a position on marriage was not necessarily predictive of a position on the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.
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    Mar 06, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    Instead of moving, just help with grassroots
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    Mar 27, 2013 12:40 PM GMT
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    The New Civil Rights MovementTennessee‘s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill has died an exquisite, almost karmic death. The contentious legislation died in a House subcommittee after Tennessee Republican state Representative John Ragan reworked state senator Stacey Campfield‘s bill to make it even more homophobic than before.

    “I’m disappointed,” Rep. Ragan told the AP. “I thought it was a good bill. It was about school safety.”

    Because to John Ragan’s mind, LGBTQ children are dangerous and a threat to others –even talking about homosexuality is considered a threat.

    Rep. Ragan “had planned to amend the legislation to require principals or counselors to identify students who might be a potential threat, but he never got a chance to do so,” the AP added.

    Ragan has called gay people not “mentally healthy.”

    The bill, now an annual event thanks to the rabidly anti-gay Republican Senator Campfield, will return next year, no doubt in an even more anti-gay form.

    This year’s bill included mandates for outing gay or questioning children to their parents, and literally telling any child who discusses with teachers or school personnel they need a psychiatrist — and handing them a referral slip.


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    Jun 11, 2014 3:26 PM GMT
    Looks like somebody's at least going to have a little fun with Stacey's Greatest Misses.

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    Kat Callahan of RoyGBiv-JezebelYou remember state Sen. Stacey Campfield, don't you? He's the Tennessee lawmaker who tried to make it illegal in Tennessee for teachers to discuss anything about sexuality with their students, and then, because that wasn't enough, tried to make it so that if schools found out a student's orientation, the schools would be required to out the student to parents? Yeah, well, that dude is getting his own parody musical.

    A Nashville theatre group, Music City Theatre Company, plans to produce an "original political satirical show" around Campfield, which will be a 45-minute, five-player revue, said co-writer/co-director Michael McFadden. The promotional materials for the show depict Campfield in a tuxedo and a large top hat made of Old Glory.

    According to McFadden, there are several great moments in Campfield's political history which will be depicted, not just the "don't say gay" legislation. The Tennessee senator has also proposed tying welfare funding to children's grades, and recently made a comparison between the Obama Administration and the Holocaust. Seems like even going by actual commentary, the production could have a very "Springtime for Hitler" vibe to it. And it would be historically accurate to the state senate record!