Senator Could Lose Wall Of Fame Spot Due To Comments
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Conservative State Senator Stacey Campfield has stirred up a lot of controversy with his comments about homosexuality and AIDS and those statements could cost him fame status at his alma mater.
On Tuesday, a group of parents, teachers, and students turned out at a school board meeting in Campfield's hometown of Vestal, New York. They want his photo removed from Vestal High School's Wall of Fame saying his statements tarnish the school's reputation.
"We're not endorsing it. It is repugnant and reprehensible to voice those kinds of views. But, he does have the right to voice his views in a public forum," said District Superintendent Mark LaRoach.
LaRoach also said Campfield is honored for his accomplishments before those comments
In February, Campfield visited the set of NewsChannel 5 +'s Morningline, where he discussed his about his belief that AIDS was spread by a homosexual man who had sex with a monkey.
Campfield is a 1986 graduate of Vestal High School.