Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) recently gave an interview to TMZ about his 'Don’t Say Gay' bill, which bans K-8 teachers from mentioning homosexuality and requires school officials to out gay students to their families.
At one point during the interview, the discussion shifted to educating young people about HIV, reports TMZ.com.
"If they’re going to engage in homosexual acts anyway, why not teach them how to protect themselves from [HIV]?" asked TMZ.
"You know, you could say the same thing about kids who are shooting heroin. We need to show them the best ways to shoot up. No, we don’t," answered Campfield. "Why do we have to hyper-sexualize little children? Why can’t we just let little kids be little kids for a while?"
When asked if he believed in sex education at all, Campfield said, "If you can show me where it works, great."