Sen. Stacey Campfield, a Tennessee lawmaker, advanced his “Don’t Say Gay” bill past the House subcommittee this week. The law would ban discussion of all but “natural human reproduction science” before the ninth grade in public schools. The reason? Because Senator Campfield doesn’t want children to discover that there are gays in the world.
In fact, Senator Campfield is also encourages parents not to let their children watch “Modern Family” because children might find out about gays (gasp!) and that knowledge, of course, would probably make them gay, because that’s how you catch it, right? By watching TV shows with gay couples.
I would also point out that this is the same man who argued that it was virtually impossible for a straight person to get HIV/AIDS and that the entire disease came as a result of one man f*cking a monkey.
“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community — it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”
You know why most people don’t realize that, Senator Campfield? Because it’s not true, you giant f*cking turd-swallower. (Campfield, for the record, also once noted that the lifespan of gays and lesbians is “very short. Google it yourself.”)
The irony of this bill, however, is that in Tennessee, it’s already a misdemeanor for a teacher to teach sex education to children before the 9th grade. The bill would actually liberalize the current policy.
Here’s a picture of Senator Campfield. Draw your own conclusions.