District 87 Republican Primary
99% Est. Vote Counted
|Gloria Banister (R)
|Scott Esk (R)
I guess Esk was a bit too crazy, even for red, red Oklahoma!
NEW: A Republican candidate in Oklahoma said he wants gay people to be stoned to death. He told reporters his position “simply makes me a Christian.”
A GOP candidate in Oklahoma [was] getting attention for comments he made several years ago when he justified the death penalty by stoning for gay people.
When asked recently about it, he didn’t disavow his previous comments. Scott Esk, 56, [ran] in the Republican primary runoff election Tuesday for a seat in the state house, and local media [was] bringing up some extreme comments he made in the past. He [didn't handle] them well.
In 2013, Esk was commenting in a Facebook conversation about the Pope saying that he couldn’t judge gay people. Esk posted some Bible quotations, including the part of Romans 1 where the Bible says that a long list of people who sinned is “worthy of death.”
Another person asked him: “So, just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?” Esk responded: “I think we would be totally in the right to do it… Ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”
A year later, a journalist asked him about those comments. He said it was “totally just” to kill gay people. “What I will tell you right now is that that was done in the Old Testament under a law that came directly from God,” he said at the time. “And in that time, there was, it was, totally just came directly from God.”
Remember this sort of homicidal madness when you hear that Talking Potato from Colorado, Lauren Boobert, say we have to be a Biblical Nation under God.
The thought never occurs to these self-righteous idiots that their claims about what should be done to gay people matches EXACTLY what fundamentalist Muslims believe should be done to gay people.
They should get together and exchange their ideas on how to kill people they believe their god hates. They have so much in common.