Shuck and Jive

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Another Loss for Campfield

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that would have banned teaching about homosexuality in public schools failed in a House subcommittee mainly because state officials say it’s not necessary. Members of the House Education K-12 Subcommittee on Tuesday voted to allow the state Board of Education to examine the bill sponsored by Rep. Stacey Campfield.

The Knoxville Republican says he proposed the measure after receiving complaints from parents that two schools were advocating homosexuality. Campfield refused when asked by lawmakers to provide the names of the schools. Bruce Opie is legislative director for the Tennessee Department of Education. He told lawmakers he didn’t know of any state curriculum that involved teaching about homosexuality.


  1. Typically when schools are accused of "teaching about homosexuality" that's just code for "not looking the other way when gay kids get harassed."

  2. Well stated, alan.

    When we look at the diseased mind of a Stacey Campfield and his ilk, we know that "teaching about homosexuality" means schools are NOT teaching kids that God sent AIDS to kill The Gay. Very relieving.

    Anyway, as long as Stacey, Hobbs, and their brood continue to act like spastic, pathetic half-wits, the TN GOP is doomed to be viewed as the Manson Family of Tennessee Politics.

    That can only benefit democrats come election time. I hope they keep it up.

  3. I imagine some snipping, pinched shell of a person looked in her kid's bookbag and found a copy of "Heather Has Two Mommies" with the school library stamp on it and went ballistic. It doesn't take much to set off a spring that's coiled too tightly. And you get a bunch of springs together in one room - yikes!

  4. I love it. They object to the pamphlet's assertion that gay people are human beings as well.