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At The Root of the Tennesse Madness

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A couple things really bother me here.  First of all, how is it possible that one person as completely ignorant and out of step with the real world could be elected into a political position!?  Every single thing Stacey Campfield breathes about the LGBT community would be laughable if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s damaging so many lives.

Rep. Campfield is the author of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, the bill that doesn’t even allow for the recognition of the word gay.  His logic and reasoning behind that predates Anita Bryant.  It might even predate the neanderthals.  Certainly, it’s not in step with 2012 and the real world.  He’s clinging feverishly to an old, outmoded myth about homosexuality.  Now, it’s fine if he has those views and strongly believe in them.  That’s his choice and, under our Constitution, he has that right.  The line, though, needs to be drawn decisively at the front door of his home.  As a politician, as a human being, and as an adult, he should not be allowed to let his bias, his archaic views of reality influence and harm other people.  In this case, particularly, the lives of young LGBT people are in the balance.  Tennessee has had two gay-teen suicides within the last 2 months.  How many more lives must be lost before Stacey Campfield is put in check?  Don’t lose track of the fact that it was also Stacey Campfield who authored the bill that allows for the bullying of LGBT youth as long as it’s done for “…religious, political, or philosophical reasons.”  Your son gets bashed in the face at school.  The attacker yells “Praise the Lord”, goes to the office and collects his get-out-of-jail-free card.

Mr. Campfield is a bonafide threat to the well-being of every LGBT person in the state of Tennessee.  From his “Don’t Say Gay” policy to his policy of allowing realtors and businesses to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, Stacey Campfield is truly a danger to the community.

His latest diatribe, though, was at least humorous.  He enlightened the world with his revelation that AIDS is an exclusively gay disease.  According to Stacey Campfield, it is “virtually impossible” to contract AIDS through “normal”, heterosexual sex.  Again, the question:  “how on EARTH was this man elected!?”  I’m not even going to comment on just how insane that series of statements are.  You can read it for yourself.  It’s great humor.  Well, not really.  It’s actually rather scary.  Never forget that this man is in a position of power.  He’s a shot-caller.  And, he’s amazing ignorant.  Bad combination.

Returning to my “power in numbers” mantra, if you haven’t signed any of the three petitions calling for changes in the Tennessee laws, here there are again:

Our army is growing by leaps and bounds daily.  Now, we need to put those numbers to work.  Talking about change is one thing; being proactive in helping to bring about that change is a whole different animal.

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  1. While I apriciate your passion, here are some cold hard facts.

    Here are a few links with a compilation of facts found elsewhere mostly from the CDC

    On the short lifespan of homosexuals,http://theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/22SxSo/PnSx/HSx/hosx_lifspn.htm

    Odds of getting AIDS through vaginal sex

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/895/what-are-the-odds-of-getting-aids-from-ordinary-heterosexual-sex

    Many people love to throw around numbers from Africa and say the AIDS numbers are higher there for heterosexuals. This is true but mostly because in Africa it is common to practice anal sex as a form of birth control among prostitutes (an activity that is much more prevalent then in the US) and others. When I spoke on the radio show I was talking of vaginal heterosexual sex in the US. What are the odds here?

    This was posted in the KNS today and are probably conservative numbers as it probably includes anal sex as a form of heterosexual sex (Not what I was talking about).

    “UNAIDS estimates that in the U.S., living with HIV as of 2009, 310,000 are women.The total US population as of 2010 is 308,745,538

    Lets just go with about 50% are female = 154,372,000 female population.
    Lets then say you take absolutely no care and sleep with anyone willy nilly. Your odds of getting a female with AIDS is 1 in @ 4970.

    Lets go with the pro in the article who said on average, heterosexual intercourse between an infected person and a non infected person results in transmission of the disease about “one in a thousand times.” (I assume this is without a condom)
    Right off the bat that puts your odds of getting AIDS through heterosexual sex at about 1 in 5 million.

    Most “Normal” people I imagine would also stay away from the IV drug users, hemophiliacs, known disease carriers, prostitutes and other high risk people. Also conceding a man less likely to receive the disease then a women because of the nature of sex, the odds of a man getting AIDS from a female are pretty low.
    Add a condom and some common sense and you can add probably at least add a 0 to the number.”

    Who IS getting AIDS
    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/ and http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm or
    _http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2009/aug/09082609

    I admit, I am not a historian on AIDS (If you listen to the actual uncut interview I was asked to tell what I had heard was the history of AIDS) The research on sex with a monkey being the first transmitter of AIDS has not been proven nor firmly dis proven. It is one of about 5 theories I was able to find on the source of AIDS. No credible source said any one was clearly definitive one way or the other.
    It was first published I think in a book which documents the history of the AIDS epidemic is entitled “And the Band Played On.” The author of “And the Band Played on” was appalled by the unsanitary and degrading behavior of homosexuals. He died of AIDS a year after his book was published. The homosexual pilot comment was first printed in the American Journal of medicine article about “Patient 0″. His name was Gaeton Dugas. While possibly not the first person with AIDS he is still widely considered the person who widely transmitted the modern outbreak of the disease.

    Here is a link on that…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga%C3%ABtan_Dugas

    As for the reason for the interview (My bill on parental responsibility of teaching sexuality to very young children) Here are some points of view for you to consider.

    -It is a parents responsibility to decide when a child is ready to grasp such a complex issue as sexuality and what they want to tell the child about that complex subject. Not a teachers.

    – All children develop mentally at different rates. I do not feel a teacher with an agenda (Be it pro
    or con) is the appropriate person to decide “Now is the time” for an entire class of children just because they may think one way or another on an issue and want to espouse it.

    -A teacher is not a trained child psychologist or psychiatrist and could do as much harm as good to a sexually confused child.

    -I doubt many on the other side would want a teacher who said “Homosexuality is evil, dirty and wrong” just because they felt that it was what is appropriate, that it is what they thought the children needed to and were ready to hear. This bill ensures neutrality from teachers.

    -Physically threatening behavior is what is and needs to remain covered for all groups. Not the sexuality of the victim. We already have anti bullying legislation passed in Tennessee (In fact I co sponsored it 2 or 3 years ago when it passed) so all children are protected from bullying in our schools.

    -We do not need an un equal justice system that creates special separate classes of protected people that gets special protection under the law.

    -Nor do we need to silence the first amendment rights of religious free speech of those in our schools whose family may hold different beliefs (as long as those beliefs are not physically threatening).

    -While there is a scientific and educational need to mention the basics of heterosexuality when teaching the basics of reproduction (XY chromosomes, etc.) there is no scientific need to mention homosexuality as homosexuals do not naturally reproduce.

    -We are falling behind the rest of the world in math, science, and English amongst other things. Tennessee ranks about 46th in most areas. Social engineering is just one less issue teachers should have to worry about teaching as part of their curricula.

    Yours in service,

    Sen. Stacey Campfield

    The Sen.

    January 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm


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