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What a closeted gay guy. Yuck.
Of course the portrait will be removed, right after Stacey Campfield is caught with a male prostitute. The biggest anti-gay hate always seems to come from the closeted gays, who use the anti-gay rhetoric to hide behind.
Actually Steve, he represents what the majority of people feel about gays. They just keep it to themselves. It’s so typical of childish liberal gays to claim anyone who strongly opposes homosexuality must be closeted. Come up with some new lines.
And yes his portrait has every right to be there.
If someone has the budget to underwrite the project, queerty could probably get lots of stories and readership by offering a reward for outing gay-hating politicians. Various newspapers have done things like that in the past, often with surprising results.
The gay-hating part would have to be demonstrated by an official act, such as sponsoring an hateful anti-gay bill. The reward could scale depending on the position. Something like: $100 for a mayor; $200 for a state representative or state senator; $500 for a US Representative; $1000 for a US Senator or state Governor. Extra bonus could be awarded for things like an actual photo of the guy with male prostitute, in a ‘compromising’ position.
There are an awful lot of folks, like Campfield but too numerous to name here (some of whom also post on Queerty), who routinely make uninformed, mis-informing, oppositional, and blatently false statements about my brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ2S community while insisting they don’t hate us. But it is clear that they DO hate us, and the question must be asked: “If this emotional attitude that prevents you from identifying truth, and feeling compassionate one-ness with all humanity, is NOT something you would identify within yourself as ‘hate’, then what would you call it?” I think that these people are fooling themselves (at our expense) and trying to appear more detatched from their base emotions when they say that they don’t hate us when clearly they do. They try to remove ‘hate’ from the equation so that it will appear that they have arrived at these opinions through sober thought – so that it will appear that they have somehow applied ‘reason’ to arrive at their stand vis-a-vis the gay community. But reason and sober thought are absent from these statements, replaced with assumption and prejudice and (not so) thinly-veiled fear and disgust. For such a person to insist that they feel no hatred when they make these statements just makes them look stupid and cowardly. “Love the sinner but hate the sin” is a tremendously popular recipe for denial and it fools no one but the person whoo says it.
Just a note, Stacey Campfield is a senator from Tennessee, but Vestal High School, his alma mater, is in Vestal, New York. Aside from that little tidbit, great article. As a friend to a lot of alumni of Vestal, I truly hope they succeed in getting this idiot out of the “hall of fame”
Queerty, hire an editor.
Vestal high school is in vestal, NY, not in Tennessee. The person in question graduated high school in new York, and later bacame a legislator in tennessee.
Why can’t Queerty ever get the basic facts of any story correctly?
You guys really have to hire someone to do some basic fact checking for you.
Obviously then the headline is incorrect, TN students have nothing to do with it, it’s NY students trying to get him removed from their hall of fame.
Really… it depends on what sorts of things qualify someone to be put into the hall of fame in the first place, and whether this would have disqualified him at the time. And who even knows that.
I know this guy. His Dad owned a racetrack and I worked with him several summers and he graduated a year after me at Vestal (which is in NY NOT TN).
His paretns are pretty tolerant and his Mom, who taught P.E. at the high school is beside herself over this.
That being said, I know at least six different guys that Stac was “involved” with, including one who he practically stalked and never seemed to get over (Maybe that’s why he’s still single?)
If the media were to investigate him better, I’m sure he’d be yet another Republican hypocrite with skeletons in his (ahem) closet….
@Colin: Actually, Colin, it’s been shown that men who are very homophobic are also shown to be more likely to have secret same-sex desires.
I guess reality has a liberal bias.
Jorval, Thanks for posting. It helps me understand that this may be symptoms of self-hatred. John Boehner is next. The dude is so latent.
Miss Campfield has written us “ordinary gays” a letter:
She is a disgrace to Tennessee, but that’s a disgraceful state these days.
@Colin: Well, honey, fortunately recent polls show that anti-gays are in the minority.
Don’t get fooled by the “sparkle” in his eyes. That’s just the sun shining through his hollow skull.
@Jorval: Jorval, I want every detail you got about this guy. The way this guy express his self-hatred is so mind-blowing.
The post has been updated to indicate the correct state. There is a Vestal neighborhood in Knoxville, TN, which is where I though the school was located. Thanks to all for the polite clarification.
For those who are interested http://www.change.org/petitions/vestal-board-of-education-remove-stacey-campfield-from-the-vestal-hall-of-fame is the actually petition. I hope you will support our attempts to remove CAmpfield from the hall of fame. On the 26 the board of education for vestal is holding hteir next meeting, and our group will be there to speak, we estimate about 200 people, a mixo f parents, alumni and mostly students are going to be attending.
Thank you so much for sharing this story Queerty! As a Vestal student, it is extremely frustrating to see how little headway this campaign is gaining with the Board (although many members in the community have taken up the torch along with us). We really need as many supporters as we can get- so if you believe this bigot needs to be ousted, PLEASE sign our petition (http://www.change.org/petitions/vestal-board-of-education-remove-stacey-campfield-from-the-vestal-hall-of-fame) and share it with your Facebook friends, put it on your tumblr, tweet about it, whatever. Strength in numbers and publicity will probably be the only way to convince the Board of Education that he doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame!
You speak for no majority I know of–unless it’s a majority of you.
No reasonably scientific or academic study that I know of supports your ridiculous contention. If one does, then I would bet it was funded by the American Family Assoc or NOM or some such numb nut hate group.
No, go spew your goproud crap in a vomitorium where it belongs.
@MAP: If it wasn’t the case then there wouldn’t need to be a gay rights movement now would there? And the majority of the world bans homosexuality and same-sex unions using the same beliefs that Campfield has. You are living in a fantasy world.
@Colin: Oh, Please. Go away. You are making a fool of yourself.
What do you want to know?
The guy is an idiot, but if you want info, let me know….
I use this same nickname on aol, so hit me up.
I totally thought that photo of him was Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Where do you guys get these gnarley pictures of these freakers. The above shot looks as though he’s a character actor (perp) on Special Victims Unit. The yellow teeth and insane eyes have SVU all over it.
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