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State Senator Mocks Newly Laid-Off Reporter

Stacey Campfield asks her if she has any comments

(Newser) - It's not like outgoing Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield , most recently in the news for standing by his Nazi-ObamaCare analogy , is known for his tact. But a taunting, personal message he sent to a newly laid-off reporter via Facebook is making headlines nonetheless. "So, do YOU have any... More »

Lawmaker Stands By ObamaCare-Nazi Analogy

Tennessee's Campfield says it should be taken as a 'warning'

(Newser) - A Tennessee lawmaker already famous for his over-the-top political stances just went over-the-top in the grandaddy of all ways: a Holocaust comparison for ObamaCare and Democrats. In a blog post yesterday, state Rep. Stacey Campfield wrote that "Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is... More »

Tennessee Lawmaker Jokes About Pressure Cooker Bomb

Stacey Campfield tells critics to 'lighten up'

(Newser) - Tennessee lawmaker Stacey Campfield is no stranger to controversy—you may recall his "don't say gay" bill, among other things—and now he's got a little bit more. On his blog , Campfield thought it would be a hoot to make a joke about the Boston bombers' weapon... More »

Tennessee Lawmaker's Insulting Email Goes Viral

Campfield tells critics to get therapy, meds

(Newser) - The good news is that Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield takes the time to respond to his critics' emails. The bad news is that he replies thusly:
  • “You seem to have some serious, deep anger issues. Have you ever thought about therapy? I hear they are doing some wonderful
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Bill Would Make Schools Out Gay Kids to Parents

'Don't Say Gay' gets new life in Tennessee

(Newser) - The "Don't Say Gay" bill is back—and it's got a whole new clause sure to spark controversy. Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield has introduced a revamped version of his "Classroom Protection Act," which forbids K-8 teachers from teaching anything that is "inconsistent with... More »

Lawmaker: Let's Cut Welfare When Kids Get Bad Grades

Tennessee state senator sparks debate with new bill

(Newser) - Tough news for Tennessee parents on welfare: Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield introduced legislation last week that would slash welfare benefits for parents whose kids get crummy grades, Fox News reports. Critics call it an unfair proposal that will ultimately hurt children, but Campfield says the bill will inspire parents... More »

Restaurant Owner Kicks Out 'Don't Say Gay' Senator

Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield not welcome, says Knoxville's Martha Boggs

(Newser) - Martha Boggs is being touted as a hero after kicking Tennessee GOP state Sen. Stacey Campfield out of her Knoxville restaurant last weekend. Campfield is the controversial author of the state's "Don't Say Gay" bill , and he got even more controversial in a recent interview during which... More »

Tenn. Pol: AIDS Came From Gay Guy Having Monkey Sex

Stacey Campfield does himself no favors while defending 'Don't Say Gay' bill

(Newser) - The Tennessee lawmaker behind the "Don't Say Gay" bill that cleared the state Senate earlier this year is getting a lot of attention for comments he made in defense of the legislation. And it's not good attention. In a SiriusXM interview with Michelangelo Signorile published on the... More »

'Don't Say Gay' Bill Clears Tennessee Senate

Homosexuality can't be in prepared class material in schools

(Newser) - The "don't-say-gay" bill moves on: A measure aimed at curbing discussion of homosexuality in schools has made it through the Tennessee Senate. The final version got watered down a bit, explains the Tennessean : K-through-8 teachers can respond to questions on gay issues, but they can't make the... More »

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