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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 AM

tennessee: Don't say crazy, but Sen. Stacey Campfield is a head case

Every January, in a predictable nutcake ritual, state Sen. Stacey Campfield climbs down from Crazy Mountain and makes his way to Nashville, sprinkling Legislative Plaza with bills that make Tennessee a laughingstock.

Only this year, he’s become the punch line. In a beautiful twist, the Tennessee Equality Project launched a campaign within hours of Campfield filing his annual “Don’t Say Gay” law. They call it the Stacey Campfield “Counseling” Fund.

“We’ve grown concerned about Senator Campfield’s homophobia, pathological obsession with gay people, and the effect of his campaign against youth in the state of Tennessee,” the TEP wrote in a blog post. “We’ve come to believe that if his personal demons aren’t addressed, Senator Campfield’s issues will harm Tennessee’s youth and result in him filing more hateful legislation.

“Tennessee Equality Project is launching the Stacey Campfield ‘Counseling’ Fund to address the senator’s unresolved issues. We think that some good therapy could bring the senator to his senses and end attempts to legislate homophobic policies in the public schools of Tennessee. We’re calling on concerned citizens to rally in support of Tennessee’s youth by addressing the unmet behavioral health needs of our state’s wayward senator.”


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