This is the guy who wants to restrict (could one say Censor?) teachers so they cannot say the word "gay." Frightening word in Tennessee.
Campfield, who has been in the news again recently because he's still trying to push his heinous homophobic "don't say gay" bill in Tennessee, gave an interview last week to Michelangelo Signorile in which he asserted that bullying of gay kids "is a lark", compared homosexuality to sex with animals, asserted that homosexuality is "glorified" in the media, and that it's "virtually impossible" for heterosexuals to contract AIDS.What he considers a "lark" has caused two suicides in Tennessee.
Phillip Parker, 14, was found dead last week after what his parents say was a year of bullying he suffered because he was gay.In Parker's case, complaints by parents to the school only made the situation worse. (ACLU, call your office.) That's a lark. Well you know what they say; it's all a lot of fun until the object of your bullying puts a gun to his own head.
The teen’s death comes just one month after another gay Tennessee teen, Jacob Rogers, committed suicide by shooting himself after he was reportedly bullied at his school.
I guess the distinguished senator also isn't up on the shape of the epidemic in places like Africa, where a huge proportion of the kids have been orphaned because of the disease. I guess all their parents were gay.
But even in this country, Campfield has his head up his ass with respect to aids.
Among women living with HIV, black women are disproportionately affected, with the most likely transmission route being heterosexual sex. Three out of four African American women living with HIV were infected this way and account for over half of the country's entire female epidemic. Of black men living with HIV, 20 percent were infected through heterosexual contact.21But then maybe in addition to hating gays, he hates blacks too. Could it be he just doesn't think about them? Could it be he doesn't care about them and how they are impacted by a deadly disease?
Or maybe he is just to stupid to know how stupid he is.