Thursday, October 17, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDER: CONVERSION THERAPY CRACKDOWN SIGNALS MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS MIGHT NOT BE RUNNING FOR KANSAS CITY REELECTION!!!
In the midst of an ongoing deadly crime wave, bitter economic feuding over betrayed incentive promises, bike lane slapfighting and the New KCI airport stalling . . . Mayor Quinton Lucas is focused on national social issues this week and a bold stance for LGBT youngster protection.
To be fair, we understand the humanitarian concern but the issue is hardly one of the most pressing problems confronting 12th & Oak . . . Take a look:
KSHB: Kansas City mayor to propose conversion therapy ban
"Mayor Quinton Lucas is working on an ordinance to ban conversion therapy in Kansas City, Missouri.The practice, also known as reparative therapy or "ex-gay" therapy, is a scientifically discredited practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It often includes psychotherapy, but also has been known to include more barbaric treatments like electroshock and chemical castration.
"It's important for us to join communities around the country," Lucas said. "We are standing up as a place that's welcoming to anybody. And that means you're not just welcomed here, but that we are not allowing abusive practices."
Again, this effort seems honest and comes from a place of genuine concern for the well-being of youngsters who can't defend themselves from medical malpractice.
Nevertheless, this is also a politically charged topic and part of a national movement to rally LGBT voters before the 2020 election.
And here's the INSIDER word . . .
"Notice how cool and almost aloof Mayor Quinton has been about local issues? Almost like he doesn't really have an investment in what happens in Kansas City. It's because he's not staying long. He's not gonna buy a house, he's not gonna start a family here and he's not going to live in KCMO any longer than required. If/when the Democratic Party takes back the White House there's going to be a feeding frenzy to move up the ladder and Mayor Q will not sit on the sidelines while everybody else is moving to D.C. where the big money waits for savvy politicos with the right skills. So, no . . . At this rate and given his "interests" he's probably not going to stick around KC for the rest of his life or even for another 4 years after this term. In fact, we're lucky he hangs around KC as much as he does now."
Developing . . .