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Tea Party Republican OK With Stoning The Gays: ‘We Would Totally Be In The Right’

by David Badash on June 11, 2014

in News,Politics,Religion

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A conservative Christian Tea Party Republican candidate running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives says he is OK with stoning gays to death. Scott Esk reportedly said in a Facebook conversation, “I think we would be totally in the right” to stone gay people to death. He also quoted the bible — including Leviticus 20:13 — and added, “ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

The Facebook conversation was ignited by a posting of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?” comments last year. Esk apparently believes he is capable.

Rob Morris of local Oklahoma news site Moore Monthly spoke with Esk, who did not back from from his support of stoning gays to death.

Esk insisted that stoning “was done under the Old Testament, a law that came directly from God.” And while Esk says he has “no plans to reinstitute” stoning gays to death, he says he has “some huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins.”

In another Facebook conversation, Esk said, “I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it.”


Dan Simpson at Firebrand Progressives reports that on Facebook, Esk, “goes on to claim that if we don’t start killing off homosexuals that God may send a series of ‘calamities’ to nations who do not. So, in other words, every time there is a natural disaster, Esk has given himself the right to claim that it’s because we don’t follow an Old Testament Bible verse and stone gays and lesbians to death.”


Hat tip:  Joe Jervis
Image, top, via Facebook Facebook screenshot via Moore Monthly

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zeandhir June 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

Coulda sworn that there was also that thing Jesus said about only being able to cast the first stone if you're without sin…?

Jordy June 11, 2014 at 10:34 am

Nothing like a good "Christian" he refers to himself as "Largely Libertarian" How about largely a fool.

SeanLiberty13 June 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

My 2nd amendment right dares that Nazi savage to try.

doug1408 June 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Sound like he's threatening you to me.

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma lawmaker is calling for a review of the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.

‘Stand Your Ground’ laws are in effect in more than 30 states, including Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s law is a virtual copy of the Florida statute that has sparked nationwide discussion.

Robroberts2013 June 12, 2014 at 1:30 am

If he tried to stone me to death, I would wipe that shit eating grin off his face. Forever.

StanJames June 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

yes and btw hitler murdered all the gays he could find, about 50000. The guy must be reading Mein Kampr and marching in his jackboots

This is not unusual among rightt wing xtians. their beliefs are from

1. only they go to heaven, the rest to the hellfires and that includes catholics – faux chrisitans

2 here is what they said in MD re the proposition 6 to allow gays to marry. No wonder they lost and our gay friends can now marry.

3 – here is what the nut jobs said in NC. the electric fence comment is a reference to death camps

4. Here is why NOM is on the "almost " hate group list of the

radsenior June 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

A conservative Christian Tea Party Republican, Scott Esk, candidate running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives says he is OK with stoning gays to death as the bible OK's such. The bible tells of Jesus saying, "He without sin may cast the first stone!" Who appointed TEA-types as judge, jury and executioners? They did! These "special people" appointed themselves and they are above the law. Some take the law into their own hands.

CamelotK June 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I personally wish he would try. And no, he is not "totally in the right." Just one little attempt, he'd be arrested for a hate crime, or attempted murder or both. One less tea party terroristic fool to deal with. I'm for that.

WayneMPLS June 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

He's got crazy in the eyes.

Andrew88000 June 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

I realize he's still a candidate, but how do people like this still keep getting elected to office? Frightening..

stemke2010 June 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

Oh, another bible literalist. Sheesh. If he's all for stoning gays, does that mean we get to start chucking Christians into lion's dens?

As for the calamaties, until this god spells out in the sky, "Take this fags" I'm more inclined to believe that they're just naturally occuring weather events.

BeerandOnion June 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The Christian God didn't seem to get angry when Christians came from Europe and slaughtered over 100 million Native Americans. Death seems to be fine with the Christian God, it's love he has a problem accepting.

yingolini June 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Gee, for all the Biblical literalism, Esk must have missed this one:
Leviticus 19.27:You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. I agree with WayneMPLS, he DOES have crazy in his eyes – exemplified by the scary smirk.

johnohdup June 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I could so easily kill one bird (nasty ol' crow actually) with some stones right now…

BeerandOnion June 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

This story underlines a major reason the gay community celebrates Pride – pride within oneself. I support religious freedom, of course, absolutely – but when a person uses their religion as a justification for violence against anyone else, well the term "uncivilized barbarism" comes to mind.

Derek Williams June 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm

GENESIS 25:25 Esau is red haired ROMANS 9:13 "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

Derek Williams June 11, 2014 at 1:40 pm

OK, same goes for these offences:
DEUTERONOMY 13:13-17 A town that allows the practice of more than one religion must be burned to the ground and its citizens slaughtered.
DEUTERONOMY 21:18-21 "If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother… then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones."
DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21 A woman not a virgin on her wedding night must be executed.
DEUTERONOMY 22:22 If a married person has sex with someone else's husband or wife, both adulterers be stoned to death.
DEUTERONOMY 22:28-29 A virgin who is raped must marry her rapist.
DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12 If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy's genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.
LEVITICUS 18:19 A married couple who have sexual intercourse during a woman's period shall both be executed.
LEVITICUS 20:9 "Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death."
NUMBERS 15:32,35 Anyone who picks up sticks on the Sabbath must be killed.

sisterindica June 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Oh but Derek, they don't like THOSE parts – they apply to THEM!

milomurray June 12, 2014 at 4:23 am

I'd be careful, Derek. You might give these people ideas…

orionsaint June 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Gandalf: This is but a taste of the terror that the Tea Party will unleash.

orionsaint June 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

So a vote for this guy is a vote for murder? I thought the human species had come so far.

StanJames June 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Except when its religion creates an obsessive compulsive disorder to hate

OCD is simply a variation of the old pincer of right wing religions, eg burn in hell or do as we say, give us money and parrot out hatreds

The pincer thing creates anxiety that controls the mind but that anxiety is buried in the subconscious and they dont feel the anxieity

Its virtually impossible to fix people like this. Same with the westboro baptists etc etc

labman57 June 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Oakie looks at recent homophobic public policies emanating from Texas and proclaims: “Hell, we can do better than that!”

jamesnimmo June 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Here are two links to Oklahoma court records for a man with the same name as Scott Esk.

Robroberts2013 June 12, 2014 at 1:27 am

I dare him to try and stone me to death — not only will I wipe that shit eating grin off his face, but I'll stand my ground by any means necessary, including deadly force. You've been warned, bigot.

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