Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield (Republican), who is responsible for the homophobic ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, compared being gay to using heroin. The author of the Tennesse bill which prohibits teachers from discussing homosexuality and compels them to out gay students, has also ‘explained’ that the AIDS epidemic in Africa was due to sodomy being more common there among heterosexuals. During an interview with TMZ TV he responded: TMZ: ‘If they’re going to engage in homosexual acts anyway, why not teach them how to protect themselves from [HIV]?’ Campfield: ‘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.
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