The discussion board moderator at tonight’s CCU Conway Mayoral debate quizzed Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy about her LGBTQ proclamation final August.
The query appeared to trigger some consternation with the Conway Mayor. After her opening remarks about how the Bible calls homosexuality an abomination, she added there have been many different issues in biblical textual content that she took subject with.
Afterwards, Richardson talked about that Bellamy stated on a public video that crimes in opposition to the homosexual group in Conway have been rampant. “I’ve 20 years of studies, SLED studies, there was not one single hate crime in opposition to anyone within the metropolis of Conway,” stated Richardson.
Bellamy retorted, “I might identical to to say that I deny what was simply stated. I do not know what he’s speaking about.“
Nevertheless, when MyrtleBeachSC Information readers watch the above video, they will see that the Mayor did say that crimes in opposition to the homosexual group have been rampant.
We additionally lined this in an earlier article with the beneath video included:
As our readers can see, Bellamy did make these statements and an area group known as Honest Recreation pointed to the SLED studies which proved these statements are false.
The video simply above pulls the Conway PD hate crimes SLED report exhibiting 0 crimes for the 12 months 2020. The identical knowledge exhibits 0 hate crimes in Conway for 2021. In the meantime, the video then shifts to crimes in opposition to common individuals. Crimes in opposition to common residents are up 18.6% in Conway. The video then goes on to point out a myriad of details and knowledge proving that Conway Mayor Barbara Blain Bellamy has misplaced priorities.
Through the debate every candidate displayed their love and loyalty for Conway.
The candidates talked over a myriad of points together with development, infrastructure, crime, and creating an atmosphere the place HGTC, in addition to, Coastal Carolina College college students will select to remain within the space after commencement.
Whereas Blain-Bellamy’s method is extra a San Francisco mindset, specializing in catch phrases that lacked specifics, Richardson’s management remarks have been focused and to the purpose.
Richardson served on the Board of Coastal Carolina College and Horry Georgetown Tech earlier than serving as Horry County College Board President.
Blain-Bellamy is a lawyer and a earlier advocate for under-served residents needing authorized help.
With Richardson selling conservatism, and Bellamy touting a woke, liberal mindset for all issues authorities, the alternatives between these two couldn’t be extra totally different.
Early voting has begun. Election day is Tuesday, November seventh.