Knoxville Eatery Bans "Don't Say Gay" Sponsor

By mistersnaps,  Newser User

Posted Jan 30, 2012 3:25 PM CST

(User Submitted) – Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield of Tennessee, most recently famous for his introduction of the "Don't Say Gay" Bill, got less than he bargained for at a popular Knoxville eatery Sunday. According to the Bistro at the Bijou's owner, Martha Boggs, Campfield's recent on-air claims regarding AIDS origin and transmission had gone from "stupid to dangerous."

Claiming "It's just my way of standing up to a bully," Ms. Boggs refused service to Campfield and ordered him out of her restaurant. News of the "86" was announced by way of a sidewalk menu board reading, "The Bistro -- Today's Special Fried Chicken - Crispy Chicken Livers & No Stacey"

The restaurant's Facebook page has garnered hundreds of comments in support of the move and a degree of notoriety for the owner, who later told reporters, "I didn't want his hate in my restaurant." Read the full article.

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