Stacey Campfield Denied Service at Knoxville Restaurant



Factually challenged Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield had plenty to think about (and on an empty stomach, too) when he was denied service at downtown Knoxville's Bistro at the Bijou restaurant yesterday.

According to the Gay Street establishment's Facebook page, Bistro owner Martha Boggs served Campfield a taste of his own provincial medicine by turning him away like some kind of freak unfit to dine with normal society.

From the Knoxville Metro Pulse:

"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."

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.

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