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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:22 PM

Fight continues to remove Tennessee senator's photo from Vestal wall

Source: Gannett Press

VESTAL The fight to remove Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield's picture from Vestal High School's Hall of Fame isn't over yet.

Speakers plan to attend Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the administration building off Main Street.

Some Vestal students, staff and alumni have taken issue with comments the 1986 graduate made concerning homosexuality and AIDS. Campfield, who sponsored his states controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill that would ban teachers from discussing homosexuality, made national headlines in January following an interview on Sirius XM radio during which he discussed the origin and transmission of AIDS.

The district has decided against removing the picture. While Superintendent Mark LaRoach condemned Campfield's statements as ugly and unbefitting a Vestal graduate, he has said it's an issue of free speech and that Vestal students are capable of challenging Campfield's statements on their own. In a statement read at the June 12 school board meeting, President Kim Myers cited the First Amendment.

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Reply Fight continues to remove Tennessee senator's photo from Vestal wall (Original post)
whyzayker Jun 2012 OP
tanyev Jun 2012 #1
Posteritatis Jun 2012 #2
Smilo Jun 2012 #3
tanyev Jun 2012 #4

Response to whyzayker (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Just put plexiglass over it and leave a big tray of dry-erase markers nearby.

He's got one of those faces that begs to be defaced.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:31 PM

2. Yes! (nt)

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:48 PM

3. No need for plexiglass n/t

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Response to Smilo (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 05:08 PM

4. Consider that the erasable option would allow it to be defaced over and over again.

In many new and creative ways.

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