This California mayor wants to attract “the gays” to improve his town (News)

Rex Pariris [Youtube].

“That’s why I put the new performing arts centre right downtown.”

Republican Rex Parris, the Mayor of Lancaster in California, has come up with some rather interesting ideas to take his desert town from “neo-Nazis and meth labs” to a crime-free haven.

He’s offered a ‘bounty’ for convictions of gang members, played recordings of birds chirping on downtown streets to reduce crime, and wants sidewalks built in the shape of waves to help calm the minds of locals.

But his plans to tweak the demographics of his town are a little more questionable…

During an interview with Vice, he said: “Good things happen when you’re able to increase your Asian population to a certain threshold: Crime rates go down, education levels go up.”

But they aren’t the only group that Rex is trying to attract to Lancaster…

“Interestingly, the same thing happens with the gays,” he added. “That’s why I put the new performing arts centre right downtown.”

We only have one thing to say to you and your stereotypes, Rex…