Restaurant Bans Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield For AIDS Remark

| by Michael Allen

The Bistro, a restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee, refused service to state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) over the weekend because he falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to get AIDS through heterosexual contact.

On Monday, a sign outside the restaurant read: “Today’s Special: Fried Chicken. Crispy Chicken Livers. No Stacey” (picture left).

Bistro owner Martha Boggs told the Knoxville News Sentinel that she had to take a stand after his remarks about AIDS: “He’s gone from being stupid to dangerous. It’s just my way of standing up to a bully.”

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” Campfield told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall. My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”