Oklahoma GOP candidate says stoning is OK

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An Oklahoma GOP candidate is running a campaign platform that says he stands for pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and “traditional family values,” but the Republican candidate also seems to be endorsing that it is OK to stone LGBTs to death.

Scott Esk, who is running for a seat at in Oklahoma’s state house, was seen discussing on a Facebook through screenshots discovered by TheMooreDaily.com about the Pope in July 2013, when he quotes Leviticus 20:13 which reads:


“If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”


The screenshots show a back-and-forth between a Facebook user who asks Esk to clarify is he thinks “… we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”

In which Esk replies,


“I think we would be totally in the right to do it. That goes against libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”


TheMooreDaily.com reported that it was able to get into contact with Esk to try to clarify his comments, where they asked if he thought members of the LGBT community should be stoned to death. Esk replied:


“What I will tell you right now is that was done in the Old Testament under a law that came directly from God. And in that time, it was totally just – it came directly from God. I have no plans to reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have very big moral misgivings about those kinds of sins, and I think that those kinds of sins will not do our country any good and certainly doesn’t do anything to preserve the family.”


He then continued by saying he would not comment about a private conversation he had with someone else. And despite saying he would no reinstitute this into Oklahoma law, his website does state that he believes citizens’ rights are derived and “come from God – not the government.”

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