Knoxville Cafe Owner Explains Why She Kicked Out Anti-Gay Sen. Campfield

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When we heard Martha Boggs refused to serve Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield at her Bistro at the Bijou on Sunday, our hearts smiled. This bigoted bigshot is used to saying and getting whatever he wants and here some small business owner who probably helps chop the onions in the morning and wash the pans at night let him know his brand of hate wasn’t welcome.

Now, hearing her explain her reasons to the Knoxville News Sentinel, we’ve totally fallen in love with Martha.

“That was done in part…to protest some of the things [Campfield] has said in the media particularly about AIDS, HIV and the gay community in general. I think he’s a bully and he needed to be stood up to.”

Amen, Martha! And by the way, we’re so crushing on that accent! Please visit The Bistro at the Bijou if you’re anywhere remotely near Knoxville and thank Martha for her good deed.

Oh, and order the Hoppin John’ with black-eyed peas and collard greens—we hear it’s divine.