You might think, given his "Don't Say Gay" legislation, that state Sen. Stacey Campfield might stay away from eateries on Gay Street, but no, yesterday he tried to have brunch at Bistro at the Bijou. We say "tried" because owner Martha Boggs told him to leave.
"I didn't want his hate in my restaurant," Boggs said in a interview this morning. "I told him he wasn't welcome here. ... I feel like he's gone from being stupid to being dangerous, and I wanted to stand up to him."
Shortly after the incident, Boggs posted the following on Facebook
The status went viral last night, exploding all over Facebook and Twitter. As of 9:30 a.m., it had almost 400 likes. There are also several dozen posts congratulating Boggs on her actions. We asked Boggs what she thought about all the support, but she said she hadn't even looked at Facebook.
"I'm busy making soup. I've got to run," Boggs said.
UPDATE: Boggs will be on Michelangelo Signorile's show on the XM OutQ channel at 2:30 to talk about denying Stacey Campfield service. Signorile hosted the interview last week in which Campfield said that straight people basically can't get AIDS. Oh, and we have contacted Campfield for comment, but we have yet to hear anything back.