Children in Tennessee to be Outed by Teachers

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    Jan 31, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/30/1514051/dont-say-gay-tennessee/

    I really hope for the sake of the children in Tennessee's school systems that this bill doesn't pass... What is sad is that I really think it will be passed seeing as how the Senate has 7 Democrats and 26 Republicans: Republicans gained +6 seats. In the House there are 27 Democrats and 71 Republicans: Republicans gained +7 seats..

    I'm not speaking out against Republicans or even for Democrats, the issue is much larger than that. If this bill is passed children will be instantly outed all over Tennessee - that means more abuse in households and more homeless teens or even worse... more suicides.

    How do we take action against this?
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    This is horrible! But I don't think there isn't much that can be done... I am not at all confident about my knowledge of US politics, but preventing bills like this is out of jurisdiction of other states/federal government. And i don't suspect there is a huge band of gay supporters in a state like Tennessee either...
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    That bill sounds horrible.
    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/30/1514051/dont-say-gay-tennessee/
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:48 AM GMT
    Wow that's needlessly aggressive to already at risk youth. Is this because his name is Stacey or something?
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    Jan 31, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    How about kids who are at risk for overpopulating the Earth, like in Beijing where there is too much air pollution.
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    Jan 31, 2013 7:23 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidHow about kids who are at risk for overpopulating the Earth, like in Beijing where there is too much air pollution.


    Air pollution is not a direct result of high population. Blame it on countries like US for building shitty but cheap production factories there in the first place. Plus, countries like US and Canada can really use people from India and, China. With the declining birth rate, we are all going to be fucked in a matter of few decades unless if immigrants from these highly populated countries come in to replace the retiring work force.
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:49 AM GMT
    What the f**k?

    I can't wrap my head around this one. Enough already.

    If only the southern states would stick with their plans to secede.
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
    one way is to do the same to them ,any one who will vote for it,or a teacher that will do it,should know that his personal life will be outed as well ,infidelity in marrige, alcohol and drug problem, history in violence in their family,economic trubles, anything goes, that will deter them.[
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
    stevee90 saidAnd i don't suspect there is a huge band of gay supporters in a state like Tennessee either...


    I wouldn't say that at all. I live in Knoxville (unfortunately in District 5 and not District 7, but I can tell you that I have never been bothered. One of our best clubs XYZ is in the worst part of town, and even at 3 am you can walk those streets and not be bothered.

    A couple of months ago, a restaurant owner refused to serve Campfield and whole restaurant cheered when he left. He isn't even from the South. I know you guys think the South is backwards and in some places it is, but he is actually from New York (That's right all you New York RJers, he is one of you). Even his own party is getting tired of his foolishness.
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:27 AM GMT
    ^^That's good to know -- about the restaurant incident and the GOP reaction.

    How much longer before this scum gets voted out of politics by the people?
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:31 AM GMT
    I've got to get to higher ground. This shit isn't worth it.
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:57 AM GMT
    mileshelvetica said^^That's good to know -- about the restaurant incident and the GOP reaction.

    How much longer before this scum gets voted out of politics by the people?


    Brian Stevens is running against him for the GOP nomination. Brian is a good man, and will be great for the residents of district 7. Like I said if I lived in district 7 I would definitely vote for Brian and against Campfield.

    The restaurant was Bistro at the Bijou, the owner refused him service because of his "don't say gay bill" and because of comments he made concerning the transmission of HIV. His comments were that it was virtually impossible to transmit HIV through heterosexual intercourse, and that AIDS came from a gay airline pilot who had sex with a monkey. The most ridiculous part about his comment was the fact that the most common form of transmission in Africa is heterosexual intercourse.

    The man is honestly a complete and total moron. He has posted on his blog that if you use his words in a publication that there is a charge of $1,000 per word, and has named himself a notable author (which is laughable).

    The "Don't say gay" bill passed the senate but failed in the house. Governor Haslam has said that he won't sign any such bill, because the State has real problems to worry about.

    If it does happen to pass, I feel sorry for the youth of Tennessee. I grew up Southern Baptist and I know what it was like to live in fear that my parents would find out I was gay. There was a time when I would rather have been dead rather than be gay, and it was very hard.
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    PiKappEE317 said
    stevee90 saidAnd i don't suspect there is a huge band of gay supporters in a state like Tennessee either...


    I wouldn't say that at all. I live in Knoxville (unfortunately in District 5 and not District 7, but I can tell you that I have never been bothered. One of our best clubs XYZ is in the worst part of town, and even at 3 am you can walk those streets and not be bothered.

    A couple of months ago, a restaurant owner refused to serve Campfield and whole restaurant cheered when he left. He isn't even from the South. I know you guys think the South is backwards and in some places it is, but he is actually from New York (That's right all you New York RJers, he is one of you). Even his own party is getting tired of his foolishness.


    Oops, thanks for the correction. Fascinating to know that a red state like Tenesse is at least not gay bashing at the turn of every street in every community. Is the likely gay support found only in Knoxville though?
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    stevee90 said
    PiKappEE317 said
    stevee90 saidAnd i don't suspect there is a huge band of gay supporters in a state like Tennessee either...


    I wouldn't say that at all. I live in Knoxville (unfortunately in District 5 and not District 7, but I can tell you that I have never been bothered. One of our best clubs XYZ is in the worst part of town, and even at 3 am you can walk those streets and not be bothered.

    A couple of months ago, a restaurant owner refused to serve Campfield and whole restaurant cheered when he left. He isn't even from the South. I know you guys think the South is backwards and in some places it is, but he is actually from New York (That's right all you New York RJers, he is one of you). Even his own party is getting tired of his foolishness.


    Oops, thanks for the correction. Fascinating to know that a red state like Tenesse is at least not gay bashing at the turn of every street in every community. Is the likely gay support found only in Knoxville though?


    Mostly in your larger cities. Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. We just have to get Stevens in and Campfield out.
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    Feb 01, 2013 12:49 PM GMT
    Insanity.

    To maintain perspective, just imagine 20 years in the future, when this sort of draconian policy will be clearly understood for what it was and the people who promulgated it shamed mercilessly in the history books.
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:01 PM GMT
    FatFranklin saidHow do we take action against this?
    Kill the people who support the bill.

    Like srsly.