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Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield refused service at Knoxville restaurant
http://www.987newstalk.com/ ^ | 1-30-2012 | Local Radio

Posted on 01/30/2012 6:12:15 AM PST by HogsBreath

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield is on the Hallerin Hilton Hill radio show this morning. Closely associated with the so-called "Don't say gay", Campfield said he was denied service at the Bistro at the Bijou Theater, 807 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711--phone 865-544-0537. Without giving a name, he said a woman came out of the back as said 'You are a homophobe. I am not serving you'.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
Campfield said he was denied service over the weekend (Jan 28&29). FYI
1 posted on 01/30/2012 6:12:22 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: HogsBreath

I’d prefer not to do business at a restaurant that promotes men having sexual relations with other men. For starters, it is unsanitary, as demonstrated by the rate of Hepatitis, aids, etc. that ravages the homosexual population.

I’d rather take my chances with pink slime at a burger joint.


2 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:34 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: HogsBreath

Gays have their own street in Knoxville?


3 posted on 01/30/2012 6:14:58 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: HogsBreath

Being denied service beats have some dyke spit in your dinner every day of the week in my book.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 6:15:15 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: HogsBreath
Closely associated with the so-called "Don't say gay", Campfield said he was denied service at the Bistro at the Bijou Theater, 807 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902-1711--phone 865-544-0537.

If he is a homophobe what is he doing at the Bijou Theater on gay street?

5 posted on 01/30/2012 6:18:18 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: HogsBreath

I’m fine with that.

Restaurants should be free to serve whomever they want. Granted, it’s probably illegal and won’t ever be prosecuted, but the restaurant belongs to someone else, and they should be free to do whatever they want with it.


6 posted on 01/30/2012 6:18:39 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: HogsBreath

If she had said “You are a black person. I am not serving you” it would have been international news.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 6:21:22 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: South Hawthorne

Yes, but look at the irony. By refusing to serve a ‘homophobe’, the waitress is herself a ‘family values -phobe’.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 6:23:53 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: HogsBreath

This is what we want: Freedom of Conscience and private property rights.

Now we just need to get this for Christians and not just secular bigots.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 6:28:48 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: HogsBreath
Wear it as a badge of honor, and don't whine, Stacey...

Although I'd recommend any Freeper in Knoxville to boycott the disgusting place.

10 posted on 01/30/2012 6:29:42 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: HogsBreath

They don’t need the money, so don’t give them any money.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 6:30:02 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: USS Alaska
If he is a homophobe what is he doing at the Bijou Theater on gay street?
Seems Sen. Campfield is taking a wide stance on the issue.
12 posted on 01/30/2012 6:30:08 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: HogsBreath
As a long-time “biker”, over the years have been refused service at a few (VERY few, fortunately) restaurants, bars and other business establishments while out and about on a motorcycle and/or dressed for riding.

A long time ago, I decided NOT to be personally offended when/if such discrimination occurred/occurs. I have made it my policy to never attempt to force a private business-owner to do business with me. After all, it’s a free country and if a particular business-owner does not want my business, I would be a fool to try to force my hard-earned money into his cash register, would I not?

13 posted on 01/30/2012 6:32:32 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: HogsBreath
He should have said: "That's OK, Sweetie. I don't want to eat with a bunch of fags, anyway."

And, on a side note: Is he sure it was a woman who spoke to him?

14 posted on 01/30/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by jmax
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To: USS Alaska
If he is a homophobe what is he doing at the Bijou Theater on gay street?
Seems Sen. Campfield is taking a wide stance on the issue.
15 posted on 01/30/2012 6:42:05 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: HogsBreath

Three times the gays will now visit this establishment! Good for them!! Of course, this means that gay related STD’s will triple as well.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 6:42:14 AM PST by albie
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To: HogsBreath

“... came out of the back as said ‘You are a homophobe. I am not serving you’.”

We don’t FEAR you, we find you DISGUSTING.


17 posted on 01/30/2012 6:43:40 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Steely Tom

If you refused to serve a homosexual it would be international news. Never mind the racial component.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 6:44:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: WayneS
Not only would I not force my business upon such establishments, I made a point of letting all my friends know in advance their money would not be welcome there.

Funny how many folks who ride will enter an establishment 'incognito' when they aren't riding.

I know of a bar whose owner made the mistake of telling a couple of fellow riders (dressed for the road) they didn't want bikers in their bar.

When they graciously left, so did over half of the people in the bar, who just happened to not be in leathers that day. Within 24 hours, the word was out, and the business didn't make it a year.

Any restaurant which would kick me out for being 'homophobic' doesn't need my business, and other people should be advised of the fact (and the reason) to spare themselves the embarassment and/or inconvenience of being refused service.

19 posted on 01/30/2012 6:46:50 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
When they graciously left, so did over half of the people in the bar, who just happened to not be in leathers that day. Within 24 hours, the word was out, and the business didn't make it a year.

It is amazing how quickly 'the word' about a discriminatory business can spread, isn't it?

Fortunately, in recent years, with motorcycles enjoying a previously unseen level of popularity, discrimination against "bikers" or those in "biker attire" has been reduced to near-non-existent in my neck of the woods.

20 posted on 01/30/2012 6:58:32 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: HogsBreath

I stay away from any place with the name “Bistro” in the name. All you get is a tiny piece of artsy looking food in 1/2 cup portion sizes for $40.00 -60.00 and you have to stop at the McDonald’s drive thru on the way home.


21 posted on 01/30/2012 7:01:38 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: WayneS
Fortunately, in recent years, with motorcycles enjoying a previously unseen level of popularity, discrimination against "bikers" or those in "biker attire" has been reduced to near-non-existent in my neck of the woods.

Yes, it isn't like the '70 out there any more.

I spent a lot of time educating people who didn't ride that the leathers were perhaps the most important protective clothing I wore (along with good goggles), not just a 'fashion statement'.

Comparing the abrasion resistance of leather (good for over 80 ft. of slide) with denim (good for maybe 4 ft. of slide) was an eye-opener for them.

22 posted on 01/30/2012 7:09:36 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: HogsBreath

It should be noted that the “gay community” is in many ways “heterophobic”, and has adopted many cult-like attributes.

1) Their sexuality is *the* most important part of their lives.
2) An “us vs. them” attitude.
3) Unless they are a part of the “community”, non-homosexual friends and family must be shunned.
4) All physical and psychological problems are caused by rejection of their sexuality, including their own congenital problems.
5) Criminality and dangerous aberration should be excused or concealed from outsiders.
6) Abuses of one homosexual to another are all personal issues.
7) A continual effort must be made in entertainment to depict homosexuals in a positive light, with their behavior accepted as ordinary.
8) Children must be indoctrinated in school to see homosexuals as a victim class, whose behavior is endorsed.
9) Since the public rejects the homosexual legal agenda, it must be created by focusing on state legislatures, judges, corporations, and organizations either opposed to or *neutral* to that agenda.

There is also the “unwritten rule” kept by both homosexuals and the public at large, that while pedophilia is officially discouraged by both, there is a strong effort to sexualize the young by both heterosexuals and homosexuals.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 7:12:51 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: USS Alaska

Perhaps he


24 posted on 01/30/2012 7:16:53 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: USS Alaska

“If he is a homophobe what is he doing at the Bijou Theater on gay street.”

Perhaps he had a dinner date with Ted Haggard.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 7:20:00 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: Farmer Dean

>>Being denied service beats have some dyke spit in your dinner every day of the week in my book.<<

Your post needs to be repeated.
Seriously, we have all but stopped eating at restaurants because of this. One has no clue of what goes on in the kitchens. Living in the Detroit area and seeing the population of “yuts” manning the grill, gives me pause.

Now if we go out, we frequent those places where I know the staff, know the kitchen help and tip generously. Lots of nice Chaldean restaurants in our area. Good people, nice Catholics and some even belong to our parish.

I’ll skip the over priced “bistro” and hit “Cozy Cafe” anytime.


26 posted on 01/30/2012 7:33:31 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Mamzelle

He mentioned it in passing. The host brought the subject up again after a break.


27 posted on 01/30/2012 7:34:19 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well put.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 7:36:39 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: HogsBreath
http://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/> AVOID THIS HELL HOLE
29 posted on 01/30/2012 7:40:01 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: sportutegrl
By refusing to serve a ‘homophobe’, the waitress is herself a ‘family values -phobe’.

Absolutely! Just another ubiquitous example of the left accusing others of behavior they themselves partake in happily.

Part of it, of course is their being blinded by hatred, part is the awe inspiring power of projection they possess.

30 posted on 01/30/2012 7:53:56 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: WayneS

I totally agree with that stance. I just wish it worked both ways. Instead we see homosexuals suing private businesses for not wanting to be party to advancing their agenda, like the cupcake business recently. They didn’t even refuse to serve the homosexuals, they just didn’t want to make cupcakes with references supporting their agenda, and the sodomites had a fit. It’s not enough to “tolerate” their presence in society, they demand active support or keep your mouth shut.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: 1010RD

This is what we want: Freedom of Conscience and private property rights.

Now we just need to get this for Christians and not just secular bigots.
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They’re trying in New Hampshire!

NH Bill Would Allow Service Refusal To Gay Couples
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/01/24/nh-bill-would-allow-service-refusal-to-gay-couples/


32 posted on 01/30/2012 10:26:12 AM PST by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: HogsBreath

A man named Stacey?


33 posted on 01/30/2012 12:25:07 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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