OK Candidate: Gay People Should Be Stoned To Death


You may remember the city of Moore, Oklahoma as the site of those terrible tornadoes in 2013 that did horrific damage. Add another disaster to the list, a local candidate for state office who says that gay people should be stoned to death like it says in the Bible.

Scott Esk is running for House District 91 state representative.

On his website, he says he is a conservative who wants to apply biblical principles to Oklahoma law…

Morris says he found those postings from last summer on Facebook.

At the time, Esk had commented on a story about the pope saying “Who am I to judge?” on homosexuality.

Esk posted some old testament scripture that referred to homosexuality being punished.

Someone asked – “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”

Esk responds – “I think we would be totally in the right to do it. 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.”

No, putting fascists in office who want to murder people for being different than them would be remiss. But he’d fit right in with Sally Kern.

Comments

  1. raven says

    Cafeteria xian.

    That same book mandates stoning to death for nonvirgin brides, sabbath breakers, apostasy, atheism, heresy, adultery, disobedient children, and false prophets.

    It’s estimated that 99% of the US population would be stoned to death under biblical law.

    On the upside, at least 99% of them would also be fundie xians. Live by the stoning, die by the stoning.

  2. Abdul Alhazred says

    Libertarian Sharia? Or rather “small l libertarian” Sharia?

    OK I get it. A “libertarian” is someone who likes the sound of the word “libertarian”. Right?

    Or anyone who wants lower taxes and hates unions?

    It’s even worse than the shifting definition of “atheist”.

  3. says

    It’s William Lane Craig, if Craig had gone into politics.

    This principle should, but of course isn’t, indisputable: if your presuppositions cause you to endorse murder (or mass-murder), there’s something wrong with your presuppositions.

  4. says

    You used to be able to describe libertarians as conservatives who want to legalize pot. Now it is rapidly becoming a term that every OT style authoritarian picks up”. I guess it tested better with focus groups than “Bronze Age theocrat.”

  5. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    OK Candidate: Gay People Should Be Stoned To Death

    You may think he’s OK . . .

  6. John Pieret says

    ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss

    Wait a minute … I thought Christians will soon be rounded up and put in boxcars to be taken to FEMA death camps for refusing to bake cakes or to photograph same sex marriages! No wonder that Christians have been remiss in stoning gays to death with that hanging over them!

  7. moarscienceplz says

    If you’re going to use the OT as an inspiration for legislation, you can’t cherry-pick. What penalties will Esk impose on Oklahomans who eat bacon or cheeseburgers? If none, then he is faithless, and I say HE should be stoned.

  8. says

    Like him, I am a largely Libertarian Conservative. I am also for a Small Government that comes down with Big Government strength on groups I hate or fear.

    Look, it’s none of my business what you do with your own body. Unless it’s something I don’t like.

  9. dingojack says

    OK Candidate: Gay People Should Be Stoned To Death

    Yes, but what do the excellent candidates think? And wouldn’t this plan involve shipping the gays to Oregon (in boxcars! Oh Noes!!).

    :) Dingo

  10. busterggi says

    But I’ve heard Christians say that Jesus nullified all those old laws with his love. Except for the ones affecting people they hate of course.

  11. colnago80 says

    Re Dachshund @ #10

    Why are you picking on Oregon. It’s a nice place. I lived in Eugene for 2 years.

  12. D. C. Sessions says

    You used to be able to describe libertarians as conservatives who want to legalize pot. Now it is rapidly becoming a term that every OT style authoritarian picks up”.

    The current meaning, largely thanks to Ron Paul, is “States’ Rights authoritarian.”

    “Libertarians” supposedly were originally for individuals against the State (any State) but the term essentially got coopted by the Southern neoconfederates who are fine with State power as long as it implements their preferences, but not if it implements the preferences (e.g. voting for those people) of other parts of the country.

  13. Childermass says

    I was talking to someone a couple days ago and I mentioned this bit of news. By a freak chance, my friend reported that he and Mr. Esk used to be coworkers. Needless to say Esk’s former coworker thinks he is an idiot.

  14. Ichthyic says

    Now it is rapidly becoming a term that every OT style authoritarian picks up

    well, that IS what authoritarian personalities do, after all.

  15. bmiller says

    bustergii, that’s not only a misinterpretation (or some text added well after the fact to reassure gentiles that they don’t have to follow all those picky rules) but Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild was the one who REALLY amped up the hellfire and brimstone (or at least the early Church Cult Leaders did to scare up some obedience).

  16. sabrekgb says

    @ 3 aaronbaker

    “if your presuppositions cause you to endorse murder (or mass-murder), there’s something wrong with your presuppositions.”

    I like this and will be stealing it. You may check your mailbox for your royalties. They won’t be there.

  17. dingojack says

    SLC – Doesn’t Oregon have laws permitting the sale of marijuana? Or is that Colorado?
    I forget.
    :S Dingo (IASF)

  18. whheydt says

    Re: dingojack @ #20.

    Yes, Colorado recently legalized pot. The state you’re probably thinking of is Washington…just north of Oregon–which also legalized pot recently. Colorado has been getting most of the attention, though.

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