Oklahoma Tea Party Candidate Thinks Gays Should Be Stoned to Death: VIDEO

EskA tea-party candidate for the Oklahoma State House District 91 is in the news today for controversial statements made on social media in support of Old Testament-style punishment for homosexuality.

Scott Esk, who prides himself on being “100% Traditional Family Values,” started throwing out Bible verses on Facebook last July after a friend posted a link to an article about Pope Francis saying “Who am I to judge gay people?”

Esk quotes Leviticus 20:13, the “if a man who lies with a man they shall be put to death” verse, adding that “If men wink at such perversions, God may have no choice than to judge such nations with calamities.”

When asked by the friend to clarify if he really thought gays should be put to death 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 things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

And in a follow-up interview with The Moore Daily yesterday, Esk made it clear his views haven’t changed. You can listen to that interview, HERE.

(via Firebrand Progressives)

Comments

  1. mike/ says

    let’s see… oh, yeah! he wants to also abolish ALL divorce on Oklahoma BUT he has what he calls a ‘frivolous’ divorce from his wife who had TWO protection decrees against him. what’s that you say about the Christian Sharia he wants and “he without sin… something, something… casting the 1st stone?”

  2. robertL says

    This jerk has never read the Sermon on the Mount. Let alone knowing what the beatitudes are. You only use Leviticus when you address an Old Testament God so the speaker can beat up people. Shame on you.

  3. doug105 says

    ‘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.
    Just saying.

  4. Art says

    We should apply the hate, murder, food, etc OT rules to the Jesus Nazi’s. But it’s OK for them to:
    1. Call for murder.
    2. Hate everyone not like themselves.
    3. Eat Shell fish and Lobster. That’s ALSO in the 10 commandments.
    4. Make their women keep their mouth’s shut in public.
    5. Be good to their slaves and servants.
    6. Steal the land from everyone “not them”. Oh how OT Jewish!

    These fun da mental asses are really stupid. They have NO idea what it means to follow Jesus. Jesus destroyed the old covenant, i.e. Law and 10 Commandments. He died, went to sheol to preach HIS gospel. Was risen from the dead. And this sacrifice was HIS contract between man and God. It REPLACED the LAW and OT. I.e. the LAW and OT are now NULL AND VOID in the Father’s court. Faith in HIM is all that is really necessary for God to allow you into Heaven on your Judgement Day.

    Jesus did this because no human can keep most of the laws and ALL were condemned to Hell. He became the Holy Sacrifice, the Holy Lamb, the Husband of the Bride of Christ.

    These wack jobes just show me they are Satanists and have been deceived by Lucifer, the fallen Angle of Light. They are too weak to resist him, as Christ does not hold their hearts as HIS own.

  5. Moz's says

    he has shaved the sides of his face

    leviticus 19:27

    “‘You shall not cut the hair on the sides of your heads, neither shall you clip off the … neither shall thou mar the corners of thy beard; by shaving them entirely;

    STONE him

  6. TheSmokingMirror says

    I don’t think the materials in his tie match the materials in his shirt; that’s just for starters. What is to be done with somebody who mixes textiles according to Leviticus..?

  7. RJ says

    I wonder if he wants to also adhere to the stoning of disobedient children. Ya can’t only pick out one which these yahoos are so willing to do.

  8. TigHeart says

    @DatLaw

    lol seriously. They – being antigay fascists – seem to think that gay people are subject to their whims anymore. Try stoning gay people en masse these days. We’d burn them in a heartbeat.

  9. EchtKultig says

    I’ve been criticized here before for pointing out how incredibly homophobic many so-called libertarians are. Yes, in theory libertarians should not be. But if you actually go look at libertarian blogs, you will find scads of homophobic comments. A lot of them are as this idiot says he is, “largely” libertarian. They hate gays enough to override their so-called respect for liberty.

  10. Phil says

    Leviticus 19:19 (just a half page away):

    “You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material.”

    May God have mercy on his soul if his tie is a cotton/poly blend.

  11. Bill says

    @robertL: The jerk has not even read Levicitus, which he quotes – the last sentence or two states that “These are the commands the Lord gave Moses at Mount Sinai for the Israelites.” I’m mot an Israelite, so Leviticus obviously does not apply to me.

    Historically, Leviticus is believed to have been written at the end of the Babylonian exile, when returning priests were bent out of shape that those who had not been exiled were assimilating and taking up pagan practices. So there was a lot of “death be upon them”. Many of the silly-sounding taboos were really meant to separate the “Israelites” from their neighbors in order to form a distinct culture and national customs.

  12. BrokebackBob says

    LGBT folks should be prepared for further increases in physical violence from those who believe like this psycho. This may include carrying (concealed) a weapon capable of killing an attacker. People of hate whose souls have escaped from the place of all evil do not understand anything but a force capable of sending their souls back to that place. That is all they truly fear.

  13. arch says

    As an outside observer (from the UK with a Spanish boyfriend – makes me eurogay…) i have to ask what has happened to the America i grew up seeing; tolerant, friendly, pragmatic, down to earth, cheerful, generous, forward looking, funny, polite, big hearted.

    The US that one sees today is seemingly populated by these hateful characters. The great tragedy is that one of your political parties has fallen in the thrall of these folk; therein lies the real danger…

  14. johnny says

    I got stoned last night, but I didn’t die.

    If Esk wants to come over to my place, I’ll stone him and it will be the best high he’s ever had.

  15. DannyEastVillage says

    here’s part of a court finding and order concerning Mr Eck:

    O: PLTF AND DEF APEPARED WITH COUNSEL, CT FINDS THE FOLLOWING; 1) GUARDIAN AD LITEM APPROVED BY AGMT OF PARTIES; CT. HEREBY APPOITNS HENRY HERBST TO SETVE IN THE CAPACITY. 2) DEF TO CONTINUE ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES AND PRESENT PROGRESS REPORTS ON A REGULAR BASIS TO PLTF PENDING RELEASE OF RECORDS. 3) OPEN COMMUNICATION TO OCCUR BETWEEN CHILD AND PARENTS. 4) PLTF TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF SUPERVISIOR AT LEAST 24 HRS IN ADVANCE. SUPERVISOR TO BE DETERMINED FROM NAMES GIVEN. A) THOSE NAMES INCLUDE; EDWARD ESK, FATHER OF DEF; EARL SHOEMAKET AND HIS WIFE; SCOTT WARD; JOHN DURVALL, B) IF PARTIES CANNOT AGREE, VISITATION WILL OCCUR AT CCT-I FACILITY WITH PARTIES SPLITTING THE COSTS EVENLY. OR SOMEONE THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM. 5) SUPERVISED VISITATION TO LAST UNTIL DEF COMPLETES ANGER MANAGEMENT OF DHS REPORT SHOW NO TREATMENT NECESSARY OR FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. 6) REVIEW DATE 3/2/08 AT 11:30 AM. *SWB*

  16. 1♥ says

    He’s just a typical Christian with the usual Christian hatred.

    Christianity is NOT a religion of peace and love.

    There is no truth in the Bible.

  17. anon says

    What happened is that the wingnuts now have more money than sense. When they were poor and disenfranchised they didn’t influence elections much, but now that they are not so poor they can spend their money on politics.

    The other issue is that the Internet allows publication of wingnut views normally hidden away for the world to see, so it’s a fallacy to think the people have changed.

  18. anon says

    What happened is that the wingnuts now have more money than sense. When they were poor and disenfranchised they didn’t influence elections much, but now that they are not so poor they can spend their money on politics.

    The other issue is that the Internet allows publication of wingnut views normally hidden away for the world to see, so it’s a fallacy to think the people have changed.

  19. Bernie says

    Another wolf in sheep clothing who says he is a Libertarian! If his view on stoning gays is part of being a Libertarian, then I am a green Martian from Mars! Any candidate for public office who has such radical, hurtful, vile and violent thoughts about a segment of society, they should not be allowed to run and/or they should lose elections by like 99%

  20. Dan says

    If you go to his website, you can see that he also believes that all cancers can be prevented if you take vitamin B-17, and he knows it’s true because he read it in a book, and the author of the book says that none of the 2000 patients who took the magic pill got cancer.

    You really can’t argue with people like that. He not only wants to kill gays, he’d like to advise his followers to follow a path that could kill them too.

  21. Dan says

    and by the way, to clarify someone’s comment above: “Even the Devil can quote scripture” is more accurately a quote from Shakespeare……..still a smart guy worthy of quoting.

  22. mark says

    Ever heard of life, liberty and happy pursuits?

    Maybe a good idea for this libertarian dude to review the constitution before he runs on the “stone the gays” platform.

  23. wyatt says

    Im totally positive hes talking about people getting totally ripped off a bong not killin them then just like all those anti pot adds used to tell us then they accidently shoot themselves in the face or so tv would tell us!!!!

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