Thursday, July 31, 2008
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! DOES MAYOR FUNKY HAVE AN OCCULT CONNECTION??? MYSTERIOUS CRYSTALS SHOWN IN KANSAS CITY'S HIGHEST OFFICE!!!
Stories of misguided faith in Kansas City are not uncommon and especially sad.
Long before Mayor Mark Funkhouser took office, a trusted source told TKC:
"You know his wife is a Wiccan, right?"
At first I thought it was gossip but over the past year evidence has mounted regarding Gloria Squitiro's wacky religious beliefs. Last year, Hearne Christopher quoted Ms. Squitiro saying that she didn't subscribe to any organized religion and had several conversations with her higher power several times an hour . . . Needless to say, this wasn't exactly comforting.
Yesterday, a great many Kansas City residents were disturbed over an e-mail touting a concert & workshop of a Native American shaman closely affiliated with Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
A reporter from Kansas City's paper of record quickly backed off the story at the behest of Mayor Funky's PR flack but still stood by a great many of the initial details. Generally, matters of faith are very carefully, condescendingly reported by the mainstream media. For better or worse, my Catholic school upbringing coupled with my subscription to the Skeptical Inquirer won't allow me to take the same kind of faux-objective pose.
WITH THE HELP OF KICKASS TKC TIPSTERS, THIS BLOG PROVIDES A BIT OF PROOF AND CONCERN FROM CITY HALL DENIZENS THAT GLORIA SQUITIRO'S ADHERENCE TO WITCHCRAFT, THE OCCULT AND VARIOUS FORMS OF MYSTICISM ARE REGULARLY MANIFESTED AT CITY HALL IN THE FORM OF CRYSTALS COMMONLY USED BY NEW AGE WACKOS!!!
The sad thing is, I'm not the first to take notice of these crystals which are placed carefully on the windowsills of the Mayor's office. TKC has talked with 2 other Kansas City reporters at major media outlets and they also confirmed the careful placement of three crystals by the Mayor's windows. MSM in Kansas City decided that this detail wasn't important or relevant to bring to the attention of Kansas City. It's either fear or bias that has kept them from asking a simple question so far . . . In this instance, they act as gatekeepers, they decided what was important for the public to know rather than letting the public make their own decisions.
And at this point I think it's important to express a little bit of love for all of the world's major religions and even a few of their spin-offs. TKC is especially fond of snake handlers because it seems like a pretty good show. This isn't about who has the true faith but more about honesty . . . Well, that and I think New Age philosophy is dangerous, misguided, lame and has awful music.
Nevertheless, TKC isn't completely claiming that people don't have the right to whatever superstition they choose but the subterfuge carried out by the mainstream press, especially The Star is disgusting. Sadly, yesterday's affiliation with a Native American shaman isn't the first dalliance with the occult for Mayor Funky. Longtime TKC readers might remember one of Funkhouser's first public embarrassments was willingly sharing the stage and providing a nice introduction for a Wiccan priestess.
And of course, there's the flimsy argument that the crystals are simply ornamental or decorative. I wouldn't even doubt there might be some phony geology loving excuse cooked up and then taken without question or study by lazy reporters . . . But then why are the spooky crystals placed so methodically? Do they have any relation to Squitiro's other strange religious beliefs since they are commonly used in New Age Faith practices? Like it or not, these stones seem to be the same kind of pseudo religious relics that some quacks claim can cure cancer. Also, the "decoration defense" can also be used for The Ten Commandments, The Islamic Star and crescent or a satanic pentagram. Most people with any kind of sense or a respect for the Constitution opt to keep religious symbols and bad decorations far away from City Government. Sadly, I doubt they'll ever be any kind of follow-up.
And I guess I have to be as forthright as possible on my humble jokey blog:
I don't really have any respect for people who are into this New Age Crystal garbage or at least those serious enough about it to lay cash down and buy the merchandise.
TKC's opinion notwithstanding:
IT IS A FACT THAT MYSTERIOUS CRYSTALS WITH A NOT SO INSIGNIFICANT (PHONY) RELIGIOUS CONNOTATION ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE OFFICE OF KANSAS CITY'S MAYOR!!!
This fact just might shed some light on so many rumors circulating about the weird beliefs of Gloria Squitiro and her subsequent influence at City Hall.
It's a fact that was unreported by The Kansas City Star.
The placement of these alleged New Age crystals also demonstrates the lack of decorum and professionalism still at work in the office of Mayor Mark Funkhouser.
I'm sure that the last remaining Funkhouser acolytes might jump to his defense without using their reason but it's my contention that support for Mayor Funky and his wife is support for mysticism and false idols.
Strangely, I think this is the kind of thing that happens when people put all of their faith in politicians . . . They quickly discover that their trust was misplaced and has only been used to support arrogant, stubborn personal ambition and in this case, an even worse alleged devotion to inappropriate and phony religious icons in Kansas City's highest office.