A bistro in Knoxville, Kentucky is doing its part for gay rights. It refused to serve state Sen. Stacey Campfield, following his recent comments that straight people seldom get AIDS.
Martha Boggs, owner of the Bistro at the Bijou, asked the Republican legislator to leave her restaurant Sunday.
"He's gone from being stupid to dangerous," Boggs said today. "It's just my way of standing up to a bully."
Campfield is the man behind the controversial Don't Say Gay bill, which would ban schools from teaching anything about gays. Only sexuality involving "natural human reproduction" would be permitted in classrooms.
Then he made news last week after claiming the AIDS virus developed after men had sex with monkeys. He also stated that the disease was "virtually impossible" to contract via heterosexual intercourse.
So when Campfield walked through the bistro door during Sunday brunch, Boggs told him he wasn't welcome.
"I asked him to leave the restaurant to take a stand for the gay community and to let him know what it feels like to be discriminated against," said Boggs."He didn't have much to say. He left graciously."
On Monday, the sign in front of the Bistro today read, "Today's Special: Fried Chicken. Crispy Chicken Livers. No Stacey."