Oklahoma House District 91 candidate Scott Esk is a strong conservative who wants to apply “Biblical principles” to state law. Esk believes our rights come from God, rather than the government, is strongly against abortion, pro-gun — and, of course, he wants to viciously slaughter all homosexuals. You know, typical conservative.
In Facebook comments on a 2013 posting regarding the Pope’s accepting stance with relation to the LGBT community, Esk kicked it old school, citing numerous Old Testament Bible verses indicating that gay people should die.
In the conversation, Esk and someone named Adam Bates duke it out, with Esk saying “we would be totally in the right” to put gay people to death. However, in another conversation he clarified that, ““I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it.”
One might expect a shallow apology or halfhearted retraction, but Esk doubled down on his remarks that a sizeable portion of the population should be put to death because of their inborn nature.
When Esk was asked if he really meant that gay people should be put to death, he answered that since it was in the Old Testament, it came directly from God — which makes it perfectly fine. “I have no plans to reinstitute that in Oklahoma law,” he said.