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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)


Cantor Concedes, Brat Praises God in Victory Speech: VIDEOS

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded the shocking loss of his Virginia House seat to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat. Meanwhile, Brat thanked his supporters:

"In the bad times I know where I went when things went bad. I went to God and I went to my family and this little note was hanging on my door every day and I read this every day. Luke 18:27. Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with man is possible with God.'"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The larger implications of this contest include the end of immigration reform and more pressure on Obama to exert an Executive Order on that issue, a fractured Republican party, and the newly wide open race for House Speaker.

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Tea Party Group Renews Push for Kansas Bill Legalizing Gay Discrimination

A Wichita-based tea party group is attempting to revive a Kansas bill that would allow religious-based discrimination against gays, with the group saying the bill is as much a protection of LGBT rights as it is a protection of the rights of Christians.The bill is currently blocked in the Kansas Senate after a group of Republican lawmakers, including Senate President Susan Wagle, joined the Democrat opposition last week. The Lawrence Journal-World reports:

Craig gabelCraig Gabel [pictured], leader of Kansans for Liberty, sent a message addressed to "conservative activists" asking them to contact senators who are refusing to allow a vote on a house bill dubbed the Kansas Religious Freedom Act, The Wichita Eagle reported. […]

“This is not a Christian battle this is a freedom battle, including the freedom of LGBT couples, the sample letter said. "If an LGBT couple owned a meeting space would any of us like to force them to rent it for an anti-gay rally and wedding? Should an African American and his LGBT partner be forced to lease his space or services for a KKK wedding?"

Thomas Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, blasted the notion that the bill contains anything but pure animus directed at the LGBT community.

"The sophistry is breathtaking," he said. "There's only one target in this bill and it is gay couples."

The only people who would benefit from the legislation are anti-gay individuals who would gain legal protection if they defy their employers and refuse to serve gay couples, he said.


Florida Tea Party Leader Says Gays Have Taken Over Local GOP

Danita Kilcullen

Co-founder of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale and Danita Kilcullen is absolutely losing it that the Log Cabin Republicans in Broward are actually having influence within the Republican party. In response to an email from Andy Eddy of the local Log Cabin Republicans, Kilcullen ranted:

We must fight with all we have... We must put  pressure on the House like has never been seen before.  I'll be damned if I will ever be forced to hire someone with orange hair, body/neck/face covered with tattoos, multiple piercings, or a man in a dress... or for that matter, a demonstrative effeminate male or purposeful butch-looking female.  The Log Cabins are the same lobbyist organization that has all but taken over BREC; and besides that, we have someone on the Board of BREC who is using her position to openly put pressure on some BREC members to stand for same-sex marriage.

Kilcullen, someone who isn't in the position to be denigrating the physical appearance of others, is a convicted criminal who was arrested in October 2010 for felony battery of a police officer but plead guilty to trespassing and a lesser charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest. 


Tea Party Disavows Rick Scarborough, Distances Itself from 'Class Action Suit Against Homosexuality'

David Webb

We all knew that when Tea Party leader Rick Scarborough proposed a class action lawsuit against homosexuality he was off his nut, or at least off his meds. It would seem that David Webb of TeaParty365 (pictured), one of the original Tea Party founding groups, felt the same way as he issued a press release utterly disavowing Scarborough for his actions, distancing TeaParty365 and the Tea Party movement as a whole from his wingnuttery. The statement says, in part:

As one of the true founding Tea Party groups, TeaParty365 would like to take this opportunity to once again, and once-and-for-all, distance ourselves –and the larger Tea Party Movement– from the self-serving antics of Rick Scarborough, and his ilk. 

TeaParty365 does not support this idiotic notion [of suing homosexuality]. We feel it is counter-productive to the national conversation, and ultimately harmful to the Tea Party brand, and the country. 

One can only hope that this is the first symptom of the Tea Party cleansing itself of the insanity that has infected it since its inception.


Bachmann On Govt Shutdown: GOP 'The Happiest I've Seen In...A Long Time' - VIDEO

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In a Fox News appearance today, Tea Party leader Michele Bachmann (R-MN) opted for an upbeat and infuriating message about her GOP compatriots' solidarity and strength during the messy government shutdown still underway.

"We're really very energized today, we're very strong," she assured the anchors. "This is about the happiest I've seen members in a long time because we see that we're starting to win this dialogue on a national level." Jon Stewart (and presumably many others) might just disagree.

Watch the insanity, AFTER THE JUMP...

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