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GOP Candidate Says ‘Totally in the Right’ For Homosexuals to be Stoned to Death

scott-eskPeople who quote scripture to justify their ignorance never cease to amaze me.  Written within the Bible are so many rules Christians are supposed to follow that it’s literally impossible to follow every single one.

But out of all these rules, religious fanatics seem to focus on homosexuality more than anything.  Heck, they damn near obsess over it.

Which brings us to Republican Scott Esk, who’s running for the Oklahoma state House.  Esk told someone on his Facebook account that it would be “totally in the right” to stone homosexuals to death because the Bible says it’s acceptable.

MooreDaily.com found several posts on Esk’s Facebook dated back to June 2013 where Esk posted about when Pope Francis’ said of homosexuals,”Who am I to judge gay people?”

Esk wrote on his Facebook: “Men were commanded to put guilty parties to death who were guilty of certain acts, like homosexuality.”

That’s when someone comment on his post asking, “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”

“I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk replied. “That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

When a reporter for MooreDaily pressed Esk on whether or not he would support a measure in Oklahoma to stone homosexuals to death, Esk responded by saying he wouldn’t comment on conversations that were made in private.

In other words, yes he would support a law that stoned homosexuals to death.  Because you don’t refuse to answer that question if the answer is “no,” and a public Facebook wall does not qualify as a “private conversation.”

So, does that then mean Esk finds it acceptable to stone women to death as well?  You know, since the Bible also allows for that.  The Bible also has stories of incest, does that mean he finds that acceptable?

He would have to if his basis for determining whether or not something is “totally in the right” is based on scripture written in the Bible.

It’s absolutely absurd.

While I find it ignorant enough that so many of these religious radicals judge homosexuals the way that they do, it’s inexcusable and reprehensible that Esk essentially threw his support behind hypothetical legislation that would allow for the stoning of gays.

Because like I said, if his answer were “no” to the question he was asked about whether or not he would support a hypothetical law that would allow homosexuals to be stoned, he answers that reporter’s question.  He wouldn’t have given the cop-out answer of “I don’t discuss private conversations.”

If the people of Oklahoma end up electing this guy, they should be absolutely ashamed and embarrassed of themselves.


About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Southwest Girl 13

    Democrats/liberals want to take away my ability to defend myself by making stupid gun laws that do nothing. Go fuck yourselves hypocrites.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      defend urself from what? apache Indians? mountain lions? secular communists? lesbians who probably don’t like your overweight/small breasted ass anyway?
      ====================================================
      and what does your regressive crybaby rant have to do with a white trash pseudo-”Christian” scumbag republican who wants to kill people for being who they are?(SEE: equality for all americans) because some shitbag book written by angry sand covered sheepherders thousands of yrs ago says to> ? the same book that will kill your smarmy ass because U had sex B4 U got married? ( assuming some loser actually wanted something 2 do with your aesthetically inept ass?)
      PRAISE JEEEEEEEESUS! and pass the tax free tithe!

    • Kuma

      Oh please. I’ve been a gun owner for a quarter century. No one has ever tried to take em away. I’ve never had a hard time buying one and frankly always was a little dismayed how easy it was (way way easier than getting my drivers license)
      L.O.L. On another post I implied TeaBaggers are going to turn me into a democrat. “Chicken Little” hysteria from the gun owners, combined with a total inability to talk about the need for Real Gun safety, well hell, they are going to turn this avid shooting hobbyist and gun collector into a Former Gun Owner.
      My conscious leave me no other choice. My spirit is embarrassed at the levels of abject hate, hysterics and total lack of intelligence coming from the conservatives.

  • tom tremaine

    look whom they have for a Governor, …

    oklahoma that is …

  • Dauger

    So, if I said society would be totally in the right feeding this schmuck to a lion, who would scream louder? The right wing christians or the animal rights activists?

  • pplants

    LOL, I always pick 4 or 5 states when I see these nutcases, that they must be from. Got it again!

  • davehorne

    Let’s just hope this good man decides to work on the Sabbath and someone follows the rule put in place by that invisible guy in the sky.