Voters in Oklahoma’s State House District 91 currently have a candidate put before them that is either in the wrong century or on the wrong continent. Tea Party state House candidate Scott Esk had quite a disturbing Facebook conversation in July of 2013, in the wake of Pope Francis’s alarmingly pragmatic suggestion that he would not judge the LGBT community.
An Oklahoma magazine, The Moore Daily, uncovered the jaw-dropping Facebook comments, in which Esk claimed that we would be “totally in the right” if we stoned homosexuals to death.Worse yet, when contacted by the magazine recently to confirm the statements, he didn’t deny anything.
That was done in the Old Testament under a law that came directly from God and in that time there it was totally just. It came directly from God. I have no plans to reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have some very huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins.
The only tactic that Esk seemed to employ throughout the interview to save his skin was repeating his disdain for the U.S. government. It’s sad, but we’ve gotten to the point where violent hatred of your country’s government is considered a safe, moderate talking point for a Republican hopeful.
The magazine learned that Esk’s own friends even contacted him on Facebook at the time, sure that there was some mistake. In response to one such message entreating “please tell me you realy [sic] didn’t say that,” Esk responded:
I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it.
Here are screen shots from Esk’s Facebook conversation.
Watch a report on Esk’s comments about stoning gays to death.
For a complete recording of the interview, visit MooreDaily.Com.