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Tennessee lawmaker wants schools to inform parents of children’s gay activity

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require schools to inform a student's parents if the child is engaging in homosexual activity.

Under the measure sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, a school counselor, nurse or principal can inform parents if their children's "circumstances present immediate and urgent safety issues involving human sexuality."

Campfield told reporters on Wednesday that he considers the "act of homosexuality" to be dangerous to a child's health and safety.

The measure is part of a similar proposal, known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, that Campfield passed in the Senate in 2011, but the companion bill failed in the House last year.

The proposal would ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students.

Campfield says the current legislation has a House sponsor and he's optimistic about its passage.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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by Sevrsaxhtharxxa on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I would so be trolling the schools.. just because

by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Disregarding the moronic part of the statement that says bullying is the biggest lark. I agree with the rest of the statement...although not the way he intended.

There are many sexually confused children out there. They could be pushed into a lifestyle that they don't know how to get back from. Sometimes children are not strong enough to stand up to their peers. Coming out is the toughest thing they could do and they would rather keep it to themselves and just live their lives as straight because they don't know what else to do. And because of that...some of them do commit suicide.

So, in essence, he's right. Just not the way he wants to be.

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

what a lovely man!

Stacey Campfield: Gay Teen Suicide Is 'Biggest Lark Out There'

By On Top Magazine Staff
Published: August 24, 2012

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield doesn't believe LGBT teen suicide is a problem.

“That bullying thing is the biggest lark out there … There are sexually confused children who could be pushed into a lifestyle that I don't think is appropriate with them and it's not for the norm for society, and they don't know how they can get back from that. I think a lot of times these young teens and young children, they find it very hard on themselves and unfortunately some of them commit suicide,” said Campfield.

Campfield made the comments earlier this year during an appearance on Sirius XM's The Michelangelo Signorile Show but they gained traction this week on the Internet.

Campfield, a Republican, is the chief sponsor of a bill dubbed “Don't Say Gay,” which would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade. The bill cleared the Senate last year but died in the House with its adjournment this year.

On The David Pakman Show, Pakman wondered: “Is it just a matter of time before Stacey Campfield is caught tapping his toes in an airport men's room? A wide stance debacle as they may now be known.”

by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM

He doesn't care about heterosexual activity in just means they're "normal."  Dontcha know?

Quoting KreatingMe:

Will they also be required to inform parents about heterosexual activity? When the students are elementary age how is orientation determined? I'm thinking about my 7 yr old son, I don't know how anyone could prove definitively his orientation is gay or straight. If a child is having outright sexual activity in elementary school then yes, I think the parents should be notified, whether it's gay or straight.

When common sense dies where does it go? 

by Obama licker on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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Jesus Herbert Walker Christ.

Jobs? Economy? Something real and useful.

Right wing Republicans you aren't making a case that you aren't nuts to the wall batshit crazy. GIVE IT A REST. YOU LOST THE BATTLE OF THE MORAL SELF RIGHTEOUS JACKASSERY. Go lick your wounds in a cave somewhere and leave the poor thinking conservatives in peace.

by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM
What a freakin moron!!! Can idiots like this just disappear already!?
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by Jes on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM
What exactly are "gay activities"?

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