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  1. Felicia D.
    August 22, 2012

    Magic Johnson got HIV/AIDS by having sex with someone with the virus not by having sex with lots of women. Small difference but important when it comes to catching something like HIV/AIDS!

  2. William Carr
    January 31, 2012

    Iffy. The man comes in, she sees him, realized who he is, and tells him “we have the right to refuse service”.

    If my worst enemy walked into my business I’d throw him out, but I have cause.

    That she acted without cause is either very gutsy, or wrong. I honestly can’t tell which.

  3. Greg
    January 31, 2012

    This song expresses my views very well. It’s called “I Learned Hate from the Church and State”. Please share:

    http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_3320439

  4. sibylline
    January 31, 2012

    “Take former NBA legend Magic Johnson for instance. He’s a heterosexual male who contracted the disease because he had sexual intercourse with multiple women over the course of his career.”

    You may want to add “unsafe” to “sexual intercourse”; otherwise you’re being factually incorrect at best and a slut-shamer at worst.

  5. Bishop Andrew Gerales Gentry
    January 31, 2012

    I commend Martha for her actions and applaud her courage. It is high time we called these people what they are and not apologize for doing so. He is a bigot and hate monger and should be thrown out of the Tennessee State Senate. He does sadly reflect the bigotry and racism of the Republican Party and its endorsement of everything from secession to treason. I am sure that he has a closet full of white sheets among other things and a Bible gathering dust on his desk. His stupidity would be laughable if it were not dangerous. He is by no stretch of the imagination anything remotely resembling a Christian or a gentleman or an American. But he does represent well the anti-Constitutional, anti-Bill of Rights, anti-intellectual, and anti-truth kind of hole in which the so called part of Lincoln has fallen!

  6. Gary Favour
    January 30, 2012

    Does this Senator ever stop to consider that the same people for whom he expresses such disdain are the same people who handle his food in restaurants? Not that all hospitality workers are gay, but they are not all straight either.

    • Jonathan
      January 31, 2012

      If he did, he’d stop eating anywhere but home, and hire a personal chef with a chastity belt.

  7. Deborah Montesano
    January 30, 2012

    What a great role model Martha Boggs is for the rest of us. These guys don’t live in a bubble (well, just in their heads). If more of us found and took the opportunity to make such statements in their faces, what a wonderful world this would be!

  8. Derek Williams
    January 30, 2012

    Props to this woman for kicking out this fool. I’ll bet he wasn’t expecting that.

    HIV/AIDS is no respecter of heterosexuality. Globally it remains a predominantly heterosexual problem, and in the US is also heavily biased on racial lines.

    Latest statistics of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic published by UNAIDS in Nov 2010 show 68% of HIV to be in sub-Saharan Africa, the region carrying the greatest burden of the epidemic. Of 33.3 million living with HIV, 15.9 million are women and 2.5 million are children. In India, 85% of HIV/AIDS transmission is heterosexual, with 2.5 million currently infected, so globally it’s not exactly a ‘gay disease’. A person’s heterosexuality does not make them immune from HIV/AIDS and I think it is grossly irresponsible for Stacey Campfield to let kids believe they won’t get the disease so long as they’re heterosexual.

    Moreover, to date, over 230,000 African Americans have died of AIDS – nearly 40% of total deaths – and of the more than 1 million people living with HIV in the United States of America today, around half are black. And yet, as a racial group, African Americans represent just 13% of the US population. (http://www.avert.org/hiv-african-americans.htm)

    It makes no more sense for Mr Campfield to state that a person should not be homosexual in order to avoid succumbing to HIV/AIDS, than it does to suggest that a person should not be black, so as to avoid succumbing to HIV/AIDS. A monogamous gay couple have no more chance of transmitting HIV than do a heterosexual couple. Monogamy, safer sexual practice and not sharing needles remain the best ways to minimise HIV infection.

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