Stacey Campfield, the Republican Tennessee state Senator who has made quite a name for himself with his controversial statements and legislation, is at it again. This time, he is channeling Rick Perry and the state of Texas, which is NEVER a good thing to do, by introducing his version of the “Merry Christmas” bill.
Despite not being able to come up with a single instance of a Christmas controversy in any Tennessee public school, Campfield has decided that his state just has to have this bill, named SB 1425, because of an imaginary threat to Christmas trees in public schools all across Tennessee.
“This stops all these silly lawsuits that say you can’t say ‘merry Christmas’ or ‘happy Hanukkah’ or have a Christmas tree,” said Campfield.
Campfield’s lone reason given for the bill is that he knows people who are “afraid of lawsuits”, and that the “ACLU is always freaking out about that stuff.”
Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU in Tennessee, said “Sen. Campfield is envisioning a problem that does not exist. As Gov. Haslam has said, legislators should not be filing legislation just to be wasting paper, and this seems to be one of the things that would be in that category.”
Campfield is infamous for his “Don’t Say Gay” bill, as well as another bill that would lower the amount of public assistance to families with kids with poor grades or school attendance, and he believes that AIDS started when a homosexual man had sex with a monkey.
Watch this David Pakman video that exposes the idiocy of Campfield, as well as an 8-year-old girl, Aamira Fetuga, who follows Campfield around and helped force him to drop his bill tying kids grades to welfare.