TN Sen. Stacey Campfield: Who keeps electing him, and why?

TN Sen. Stacey Campfield: Who keeps electing him, and why?

February 19th, 2013 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee Rep. Stacey Campfield is seen in this file photo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is only the latest in a line of national figures to skewer state Sen. Stacey Campfield.

On a recent Thursday, the comedian took aim at Campfield's Classroom Protection Act, which would ban curricula on homosexuality in kindergarten through eighth grade. It's just like the version he proposed last year, only this time it adds a section widely seen as encouraging nurses and counselors to report gay children to their parents - providing a ripe target for Colbert's gag.

"It's gone from 'don't say gay' to GGGAAAYYY!" Colbert shrieked, pointing first at the camera and then at Campfield's portrait.

Then Colbert riffed on an interview Campfield did with, posted a week before. In one segment of that interview, after Campfield offered a graphic explanation of the dangers of sodomy, a TMZ reporter asked: "You are elected, correct? I just need to make sure that's clear, because I can't get my mind past that."

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