Last week we reported that Martha Boggs owner of Bistro at the Bijou in Knoxville, TN made a stand for the LGBT community and kicked out anti-gay Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield out of her restaurant during a Sunday afternoon seating.
Campfield is on record saying that “AIDS happened because a gay man had sex with a monkey”
Martha explains: “That was done in part…to protest some of the things [Campfield] has said in the media particularly about AIDS, HIV and the gay community in general. I think he’s a bully and he needed to be stood up to.”
Anti-Gay Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield the force behind Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill got a taste of his own hateful medicine this weekend when the restaurant owner Martha Boggs of the Bistro at the Bijou in Knoxville refused to serve Campbell over his anti-gay statements and hateful agenda and told him to leave.
“I didn’t want his hate in my restaurant. I told him he wasn’t welcome here. … I feel like he’s gone from being stupid to being dangerous, and I wanted to stand up to him.”
Besides the Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. In recent months Campfield has asserted that bullying of gay kids “is a lark”, compared homosexuality to sex with animals, that homosexuality is “glorified” in the media, and that it’s “virtually impossible” for heterosexuals to contract AIDS and that AIDS was created by a gay man who had sex with a monkey.
Back2Stonewall.com applauds Martha Boggs for her courage and actions in standing up to this this hateful bigot.
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