In what may be a new low for either a current or aspiring politician, a candidate for Oklahoma House of Representatives made some rather disturbing revelations on Facebook and in an interview with the Moore, Oklahoma newspaper.
Meet Scott Esk, Tea Party candidate for Oklahoma State House District 91. Esk, on his political website, believes that our rights come from God, and not from government, and is a big proponent of state rights. And he offers the usual Tea Party Republican platform, being 100% pro-gun, pro-family, pro-life and desiring lower taxes.
Sounds fairly normal so far, right? Well, normal for Republicans these days.
Did we mention yet what his views are about homosexuals?
To say that his views about homosexuals are extreme doesn’t do it justice. This is barbaric, Third World stuff, folks. Brace yourselves…
It all started with a Facebook conversation Esk was involved in along with someone named Alan Bates, presumably a friend of Esk’s. Bates posted a link to an article about Pope Francis, headlined “Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?” This led to a discussion between Bates, Esk, and a few others, of which the screen shot is posted below:
As you can see, Esk started throwing out Bible verses. The same ones that supposed Christians looking to justify their hatred for homosexuals always do. When Esk quoted Leviticus 20:13 from the Old Testament of the Bible, one can see where he might be headed…
We’re sure you caught it, but Esk first claims that Leviticus 20:13 gives people the right to judge others, and goes on to claim that it is man’s role to put others to death for atrocities such as homosexuality. Then he 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.
Jerry Falwell would be SO proud of this man.
And then it gets worse. Bates asks Esk if he indeed believes that homosexuals should be put to death, and he responds, “I think we would totally be in the right to do it.”
And there it is, folks. The hateful, bigoted, and barbaric belief system of a so-called Christian. A man who actually could win public office in the state of Oklahoma.
But, this is Facebook, right? Every day, people say stupid things on social media that they end up apologizing for, Surely, Esk doesn’t really mean it when he says that the entire LGBT community should be lined up and stoned to death by loving Christians so as to save our entire nation from God’s wrath. Right?
Well, apparently Esk meant every word of what he said, according to a video report from the Moore, Oklahoma newspaper, which you can listen to here.
When asked if he really believed that homosexuals should be stoned to death, Esk responded that because it was done in the Old Testament, and it “came from God,” it must be A-OK.
He also said that while he has no plans to introduce a law making it legal to stone homosexuals to death in Oklahoma (whew!), he has serious “moral misgivings” about that particular sin.
Wonder how he feels about people eating pork?
And when pressed further, Esk admitted that he would not have a problem with a law that would make it legal to stone homosexuals to death.
If the above revelations aren’t enough reason to despise Scott Esk, here’s another one… In a post on his Facebook page made on November 26th, 2013, Esk described the time he called 911 because he saw a large group of Hispanics gathered outside of a shopping mall. No crime was being committed, except that Esk merely believed that many of them were illegal aliens because, you know, they were Hispanic and all.
Thankfully, he was taken to the woodshed in the comments below his post, but this incident further solidified his credentials as a grade A douchebag.
Watch a local news report from KFOR.