Stupidest thing I've read in a long time. (Though Paul's write up on Bloomberg Businessweek's article praising Pakistani Community Savings "circles" called
Ponzi Schemes "Ballot Committees" is close behind.)
by DAVID BADASH
Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield has reintroduced his infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with enhancements, including the tattletale clause requiring school teachers and counselors to tell parents if their kids are gay, under various scenarios. Campfield recently introduced a bill that would cut welfare to families if their children don’t perform well in school, calling it a step toward “breaking the cycle of poverty.”
Campfield’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill drew national attention during the two years it was debated, until it died an embarrassing death. The bill originally prohibited schools to discuss homosexuality, specifically during sex ed classes up to the eighth grade.
Campfield’s ”Don’t Say Gay” bill passed in the Senate, but ultimately died in the House when lawmakers finally realized Tennessee public schools don’t have sex ed classes until after the eighth grade…
Courtesy of Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds
Isn’t that a face you’d just like to punch?
The newest version of SB 234, Tennessee’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill—which would prohibit any mention whatsoever of homosexuality to Tennessee students in kindergarten through the 8th grade—includes an updated provision requiring teachers and guidance counselors to tell parents if their child self-identifies as LGBT.
What could possibly go wrong in a state where idiots turn in their “gay” dogs to be euthanized?
Remarkable, isn’t it?
closet-case dickhead who authored the first bill (which was introduced in 2011 but died) State Sen. Stacey Campfield (NATURALLY A GODDAMNED REPUBLICAN), reintroduced SB 234 this time as well. Campfield is, yes, the very same fucknut who proposed cutting welfare payments when kids get bad report cards just last week!
“The act of homosexuality is very dangerous to someone’s health and safety,” says Campfield.
From the new bill:
The general assembly recognizes that certain subjects are particularly sensitive and are, therefore, best explained and discussed within the home. Because of its complex societal, scientific, psychological, and historical implications, human sexuality is one such subject. Human sexuality is best understood by children with sufficient maturity to grasp its complexity and implications [...]
A school counselor, nurse, principal or assistant principal from counseling a student who is engaging in, or who may be at risk of engaging in, behavior injurious to the physical or mental health and well-being of the student or another person; provided, that wherever possible such counseling shall be done in consultation with the student’s parents or legal guardians. Parents or legal guardians of students who receive such counseling shall be notified as soon as practicable that such counseling has occurred.
As Think Progress points out:
Family rejection is a serious risk for LGBT youth. Kids who are LGBT often face alienation, if not outright abandonment, because they come out. Forty percent of homeless youth are LGBT, and many of them report that the reason they left home was to escape an environment hostile to their sexual orientation. LGBT youth who experience family rejection are at high risk for depression and suicide. (my emphasis)
Annoyed that his opponents dubbed the first go-round the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, this year Campfield called it the “Classroom Protection Act.”
“Protection from who?” asked Chris Sanders, chairman and president of the Tennessee Equality Project.
“It’s kind of like ‘Don’t Say Gay’ on steroids,” Sanders told The Tennessean. “He’s listened to the objections and ended up making it worse.”
Campfield is known as a particularly bellicose, arrogant and ignorant conservative Republican, the kind of combative not-as-smart-as- he-thinks-he-is loser who’s one rung lower than, say, former Tea party-backed congressman Joe Walsh, with about half of Walsh’s wit, charm and intelligence. (Walsh possesses none of these attributes, of course). There was a debate last year about whether or not to remove Campfield’s photo from his former high schools Wall of Fame. This guy is a dick.
If you’d like to give Stacey Campfield a piece of your mind—he’s obviously got none of his own—you can do so here. A Facebook page was also set up to organize getting rid of this jackass who seems intent on giving Knoxville a bad name. Here’s his phone number—(615) 741-1766—and his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below, a (flaming) ignoramus speaks his tiny, tiny little mind: