Right-On Knoxville Bistro Gives Anti-Gay Sen. Campfield The Boot

After Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield (right) sponsored the “Don’t Say Gay” bill—and went on to compare homosexuality to bestiality in a radio interview—he apparently made some enemies in his hometown.

Go figure.

On Sunday The ginger-haired jerk tried to order brunch at Bistro at the Bijou on Gay Street (love the irony there) but owner Martha Boggs sent him packing.

Metro Pulse reports:

You might think, given his “Don’t Say Gay” legislation, that state Sen. Stacey Campfield might stay away from eateries on Gay Street, but no, yesterday he tried to have brunch at Bistro at the Bijou. We say “tried” because owner Martha Boggs told him to leave.

“I didn’t want his hate in my restaurant,” Boggs said in a interview this morning. “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.”

Boggs is known for running a great restaurant, but she wasn’t afraid to burn the good senator. After the incident, she posted the following on the bistro’s Facebook page:


Hundreds of people have “Liked” the comment and posted words of support.

“Good job & certainly hopefully an improvement towards bettering our great state’s public image. I hope the whole experience of the past week has taught a lesson to the Senator about educating oneself before opening one’s mouth. I will certainly make a point of visiting the Bistro next time I’m in Knoxville!”

“I wholeheartedly support your decision to refuse service to Stacey Campfield! Thank you for taking the opportunity to send the message many of us wish to send. Let’s hope others will do the same and Mr. Campfield will not be re-elected yet again.”

Good on you Ms. Boggs! What was that fool Campfield trying to do anyway? Doesn’t he know brunch is the gayest meal of the day? We invented brunch! Go have second breakfast at Chick-Fil-a, Senator. We’re sure they have a booth waiting.