Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislature that would require school officials and employees to inform parents if their child is involved in what they deem to be “homosexual activity.”
The Republican senator’s proposed bill mandates that a school counselor, nurse or principal inform parents if their children's "circumstances present immediate and urgent safety issues involving human sexuality."
This new proposal comes on the heels of Campfield’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, a measure he introduced last year that would have banned the teaching of gay issues in elementary and middle schools. That bill did not pass, but Campfield is optimistic that his new proposal will pass. Campfield has previously told reporters that the "act of homosexuality" is dangerous to a child's health and safety.
Campfield has been under some criticism for introducing these sorts of bills and received this letter from one of his concerned constituents:
"I am appalled at your thought of [the bill] and how it will protect children. I [used] to be proud to call Tennessee my home but after this I am not so sure. Your mind set is pathetic as well as this bill. I encourage you to change your mind or you will make a bunch of people very upset. Imagine, if you have kids and one was gay, how this bill would affect them and you."
The Senator wrote back:
You seem to have some serious, deep anger issues. Have you ever thought about therapy? I hear they are doing some wonderful things with medications these days.
Yours in service,
Sen. Stacey Campfield
Sent from my iPad
Source: Daily News