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."
Tennessee Teen Is State's Second Suicide in Two Months
In Tennessee, where lawmakers are once again considering the “don’t say gay” bill aimed at schools, a 14-year-old Gordonsville student named Phillip Parker killed himself Friday. The Tennessee Equality Project plans a candlelight vigil Thursday at the Cookeville Courthouse Square to remember Parker and to call on lawmakers to stop sending a negative message to students.
The so-called don’t say gay bill would bar teachers from discussing homosexuality in public school classes in kindergarten through eighth grade. It managed to pass the state Senate on a 20-10 vote last year. But the House ran out of time to consider it, and now lawmakers are trying again.
“We are reaching out and we continue to call for our General Assembly to turn from discriminatory legislation and toward positive solutions to bullying,” the Tennessee Equality Projectwrote to its followers on Facebook.
They point out that this is the second suicide in Middle Tennessee in two months, with Cheatham County teenager Jacob Rogers killing himself December 7 after repeated bullying.
It's tragic that some leftists are getting behind Ron Paul's campaign at least to upset the GOP race. Ron Paul is NOT a progressive, he is a right-wing nationalist, like Pat Buchanan. He has connections with the John Birch Society and other racist and anti-semitic groups. Even at his worst, Barack Obama is more "progressive" than Ron Paul.
Ron Paul's "anti-interventionism" is not based on progressive principles, he is a right-wing nationalist, like Pat Buchanan. Ron Paul's feign policy would UNDERMINE many progressive goals. He opposes the UN and every international organization. He opposed the US "intervention" in WWII to "save the Jews." Those who oppose ALL intervention, even for humanitarian reasons or to stop genocides, are not "progressive." (Being against ALL and EVERY use of military force, even to stop genocides, is not "progressive" to me. Yes military actions often involve killing innocent people, but is it more moral or "progressive" to step aside and allow genocides? (WWII, Bosnia, etc.?) Don't those who oppose ALL intervention also have "blood" on their hands? According to Ron Paul, "Saving the Jews in WWII Was None of Our Business"!
Ron Paul's anti-interventionism is almost identical to Pat Buchanan's, in fact, Ron Paul is an admirer of Pat Buchanan's (another racist right-wing nationalist!)
In January 1992, Paul writes about his consideration of a presidential bid which he dashed after Pat Buchanan expressed his intention to run. Paul wrote of “the essential compatibility between [Buchanan’s] ideas and mine” and “agreed to serve as the chairman of his economic advisory committee.”
A 1992 issue of the Rothbard-Rockwell-Report tells of Paul’s decision to defer to Pat Buchanan in the 1992 Republican presidential primary.
This December 1990 newsletter describes Martin Luther King Jr. as “a world-class adulterer” who “seduced underage girls and boys” and “replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration.”