GOP Candidate Says ‘Totally in the Right’ For Homosexuals to be Stoned to Death

scott-eskPeople who quote scripture to justify their ignorance never cease to amaze me.  Written within the Bible are so many rules Christians are supposed to follow that it’s literally impossible to follow every single one.

But out of all these rules, religious fanatics seem to focus on homosexuality more than anything.  Heck, they damn near obsess over it.

Which brings us to Republican Scott Esk, who’s running for the Oklahoma state House.  Esk told someone on his Facebook account that it would be “totally in the right” to stone homosexuals to death because the Bible says it’s acceptable. found several posts on Esk’s Facebook dated back to June 2013 where Esk posted about when Pope Francis’ said of homosexuals,”Who am I to judge gay people?”

Esk wrote on his Facebook: “Men were commanded to put guilty parties to death who were guilty of certain acts, like homosexuality.”

That’s when someone comment on his post asking, “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”

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

When a reporter for MooreDaily pressed Esk on whether or not he would support a measure in Oklahoma to stone homosexuals to death, Esk responded by saying he wouldn’t comment on conversations that were made in private.

In other words, yes he would support a law that stoned homosexuals to death.  Because you don’t refuse to answer that question if the answer is “no,” and a public Facebook wall does not qualify as a “private conversation.”

So, does that then mean Esk finds it acceptable to stone women to death as well?  You know, since the Bible also allows for that.  The Bible also has stories of incest, does that mean he finds that acceptable?

He would have to if his basis for determining whether or not something is “totally in the right” is based on scripture written in the Bible.

It’s absolutely absurd.

While I find it ignorant enough that so many of these religious radicals judge homosexuals the way that they do, it’s inexcusable and reprehensible that Esk essentially threw his support behind hypothetical legislation that would allow for the stoning of gays.

Because like I said, if his answer were “no” to the question he was asked about whether or not he would support a hypothetical law that would allow homosexuals to be stoned, he answers that reporter’s question.  He wouldn’t have given the cop-out answer of “I don’t discuss private conversations.”

If the people of Oklahoma end up electing this guy, they should be absolutely ashamed and embarrassed of themselves.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • David Bankson

    Has he not actually read the Bible? The part where Jesus says not to judge others, and specifically NOT TO STONE SOMEONE TO DEATH? And that whole Golden Rule thing, where you treat others how you would want to be treated (presumably with compassion, forgiveness, and understanding)? I don’t get why it’s almost always the zealously religious that are FOR the death penalty, that makes no sense to me.

    • It’s a sexual satisfaction.

    • Fiona Mackenzie

      42,000 verses. Just pick the ones you like. That’s why this country, the first to make official the separation of church and state, offered a lot of acceptance and opportunity–until recently, when separation was somehow flushed while we weren’t watching.

    • Bea

      because they only “use” the Old Testament – that is where all the scare tactics are. But on the other hand they constantly praise and pray to Jesus who tried to change the Old Testament laws concerning the things Jesus loving (?) conservatives harp on and on about! I am my brothers keeper, helping the poor, etc. etc. they skip over.

  • Cathryn Sykes

    So if your virgin daughter, Mr. Esk, gets raped, you will insist that she marry the rapist, after he pays YOU an indemnity? Or if a friend gives you a hand-carved statue of Jesus, you’d stone him for making a “graven image” which is prohibited by one of the 10 Commandments? Ever said, “God damn it!” Mr. Esk, because if you have, that’s taking the Lord’s name in vain, and that’s blasphemy and that’s a stoning offence, too. Ever had pork spareribs or a nice piece of ham? Eating that’s an abomination, Mr. Esk. Do I need to go on?

    • robingee

      He only follows the parts of the Bible he WANTS to! That other stuff is just fluff.

      • Fiona Mackenzie

        The bible has some 42,000 verses. Finding a few that can be interpreted to say what you want them to say is child’s play.

      • Fiona Mackenzie

        Notice, for example, that although the bible NEVER speaks against abortion, it does RECOMMEND it in three different places, including instructions on how to perform it. There, abortion opponents have No, None, Nada verses to quote, but no problem–it isn’t like they read the rest of the bible, anyway.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      ever notice how the inept 10 commandments claim that ‘using GODs name in VAIN ‘ is a mortal sin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but NOWHERE does it opine OPINE upon RAPE? ( see: religious war on women)

      • Cathryn Sykes

        To a certain extent, throughout most of history, a woman’s virginity was a property matter. A virgin daughter could be married to a man needed as an ally, or a business partner….a non-virgin daughter, even one who had been raped, was unacceptable as a bride and therefore of low or no value. I once had someone claim that it was a kindness to make her marry the rapist, as otherwise she’d be tossed out into the street. I pointed out that maybe true kindness would be her family not treating her like trash to be discarded!

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        and that BIBLE be called flawless by regressive white trash religious scum.
        flawless: SEE: noah and that story
        flawless: SEE: Jonah doing time inside a big fish
        flawless: SEE: where exactly did CAINS wife come from?
        hi cat!!!

      • Fiona Mackenzie

        Notice how the bible never speaks against abortion–and, in fact, permits “abortion” without consequence (but at the instigation of the husband, not the woman) up until a month after the baby is born? That in no way influences the fundie mind from imagining that this prohibition, thought up (it’s a long story) by practitioners of religions, is the word of god.

      • Curtis Scarbrough

        I know it does in Numbers (I forget the exact chapter/verse) Does it permit abortion elsewhere?

    • Curtis Scarbrough

      Wait, so you do any of those things you get stoned? I’d better start doing them all then? Oh. Wait. Not THAT kind of stoned 🙁

    • hermanprovi

      Cathryn, you can go on and on, but mr. esk and his ilk, are not listening. they have” legitimate” murder in mind!

      • WillyWonka22

        It’s the voters who are listening. That this caveman does not listen, is apparent to everyone with a brain.

  • Dino

    Don’t worry… not all of us Christians are stupid and believe crap like this.
    I vote that Churches stop teaching the Old Testament and only focus on the NEW Testament- and if you want to learn the old test- take a class on it where its explained that those laws are actually for Jews- since Jesus came and founded Christianity- therefore he FULFILLED the law- so we’re to practice what Christ and the Apostles taught, not cherry pick the Old Testament to fit our personal fears and bias.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      the ironic and sad thing is that seemingly ALL white trash regressive pseudo Christians ( politicians galore) would probably stone Christ if he appeared and reminded them of HIS TEACHINGS. FOX “news” would lambaste Jesus as a commie Kenyan / martian socialist and question his sexuality as he never married.

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    • Nick Wride

      The only problem with your post is that a physical Jesus never existed. The Jesus Mythology is made up from stories stolen from earlier, more ancient religions. As far as the Old Testament goes, tens of thousands of years before Judaism, before the OT was written, Human Beings worshipped gods. They had their own prophets, seers, holy men, medicine men, even saviours. They had their own visons of an afterlife and their own creation mythologies. Religion has been a weakness of Mankind since we first asked, Who am I, Why am I here, Where am I going.

      • It was a joke…tongue in cheek.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Where is your proof that Jesus never existed? You can dispute his claims to be the Christ without tossing out the entire New Testament. We have gospels written by well-known and documented people like Saul of Tarsus–Saint Paul–and the writings of very early church fathers, plus numerous churches founded in this name to argue differently. (One of the earliest Christian churches is in India, founded by St. Thomas and still in existence as a religious community.) Even the details of the trial before Pilate are accurate for a provincial Roman trial of that era. The details may come into question–there’s some proof that the Apostles or early churchmen deliberately suppressed a gospel by Mary Magdalene–but to say that a wandering preacher named Jesus never lived is like saying that there was no such person as the Buddha or that Mohammed never lived.

      • Nick Wride

        Where is your proof that a physical Jesus ever existed? Other than your bullshit of a holy book, that is. First, Saul’s writing were more than 50 years after the supposed events. The other gospels were written decades after that. And yes, we CAN toss out the entire New Testament, as well as the Old Testament. The OT deals with the supposed creation of the Earth and Man. The problem for you people is the FACT that tens of thousands of years before Judaism and when the OT was written, Human Beings worshipped gods. They had their own prophets, seers, medicine men and saviors. They had their own versions of afterlives and there own creation mythologies. Religion of various kinds have been around long before the OT was written.

      • Cathryn Sykes

        Okay, show me where I ever denied that there were gods and worship before the Hebrews showed up? From Stonehenge to the pyramids, it’s obvious that religion has been around for many tens of thousands of years! Second, when did I ever say that every incident, quote or comment in the Bible had to be accepted as absolute truth? People always embroider the myths around their gods, prophets and heroes. Did a man named Moses make like Charlton Heston and lead his people arcross a full-fledged sea that had been rolled back down to dry land? I don’t think so….but there may have been a man who used a series of natural disasters–floods, sickness, etc.–to persuade Pharoah to let a specific collection of slaves to go out into the desert, supposedly to worship their god…and then they just kept going, possibly across the Reed Sea. (Look it up.) A flood that put the whole world under water? Absurd. But archeologists have found evidence that there may have been a massive flood involving the Black Sea long before the Hebrews became a cohesive people, a flood credited to an angry god as early as the myths of the Mesopotamians. Such a flood is mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Things happen, they are credited to a god, they are embellished as they are passed down verbally across generations until they are written down. Are we obliged to accept the New Testament exactly as written? Of course not. But if there was no historical figure known as Jesus of Nazereth, where did this new Jewish sect come from? No Jesus, no Paul, no Peter….who made the whole thing up, if it’s all a lie? And why did they make it up?

      • Sunny Ray

        Cathryn, read about the Cult of Mithra, most of jesus characteristics are taken from there, and it was written way before. Even Noah’s ark was borrowed from the Epic of Gilgamesh, and his name was Utnapishtim. The bible is a collection of myths and philosophic stories. They made a personification of their hopes and dreams because that was what people at that time needed to survive very rough times.

      • Curtis Scarbrough

        The romans were extremely good at record keeping, yet they have never found any records of anything that happened during the new testament. And a lot of the feats that Jesus is said to have performed would have been worthy of note by the people who keep records on that kind of thing. Not to mention, there would be a record of his execution. Fun fact:Jesus’ name, if he indeed existed, would have most likely actually been Yeshua, which means “Son of the Father”. Before Jesus was executed, Pilate allowed the people a chance to let him go, but they instead opted for the release of Barrabas. The name Barrabas means “Son of the Father”. Ponder that and come to your own conclusions.

      • WillyWonka22

        My first thought when the question of the veracity of the new testament stories came up was the Roman penchant for record-keeping. If there is nothing in their records about Herod trying this guy, it didn’t happen.

      • Curtis Scarbrough

        I admit though that it’s possible that records from 2000 years ago have been lost. But still, there is so much in the Bible that there should be a record of in some other culture, and those records just aren’t there.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      does that include christs demanding that we help the poor and sick and elderly? that we not “judge”? that jesus never mentioned homosexuality?
      Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now: about the 32 yrs of christs life which is NEVER mentioned…..

      • Cathryn Sykes

        I find it hysterical that no one ever mentions that, according to the Bible, Jesus had four brothers and at least two sisters. Funny how that never gets into the Hollywood epics. I always wondered why Judas was always listed as Judas Iscariot instead of simply Judas. Possibly to distinguish him from Judas, the brother of Jesus.

    • hermanprovi

      Religion, should be BANNED from any discourse about our governance, which is based on ‘ The Constitution”, NOT the bible!

    • Cemetery Girl

      As a Christian I vote we just keep religion out of our government! Religion wasn’t supposed to be involved anyway, so let’s just keep it out. Even if you have the thought of “we’ll keep it Christain and only go by the New Testimate” there is such a diversity of Christian denominations that we then have the argument over which of those are we to base our government. We need to just keep religion out of the government.

  • robingee

    “ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss”

    Like being a hateful piece of garbage?

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      would that include sending 4400 PLUS American soldiers to death– and thousands more maimed 4 life– in a useless Iraq war (see: prior administration)
      hateful garbage FROm hateful garbage ( who is looking to be elected to a sweeeet paying job)

  • So crazy

    “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk replied. “That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.” Wow, I don’t think he knows what Libertarian means.

    • Kuma

      You’re right. Zero clue. But he’s like so many of the Tea-hadists that have infiltrated and taken over my party. Sad that after 26yrs as a dues paying Libertarian, they’ve forced me to reconsider the Democrats. 😉

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    yet another white trash regressive “CHRISTIAN” scumbag which I would pay to get alone — with NO witnesses— so I could shed some ” loving ” upon his lame ass

  • LeBaron1

    Whoever votes for this guy should be stoned….

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      as they are older they prefer to be drunk

  • Mike Williams

    Meh, just another nut job that denounced Hercules in favor of Jesus.

  • Wonder how he feels about this verse right before the other sexual sins:

    And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

    Is it alright to put them to death?

    • Cathryn Sykes

      Somehow, if you read the Bible, this law only ever seems to apply to the woman.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        that’s because Obama — whilst a child in Kenya– re wrote the BIBLE as 2 start the rhetoric blaming regressives for the WAR ON WOMEN
        PRAISE JEEEEEEEESUS!! and pass the tax free tithe!
        HI CAT! 🙂

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      only if they had gay sex,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and only if they are democrats/seculars/ liberals/ minorities
      PRAISE THE LORD! and pass the tax free tithe again

  • Diana

    Republicans brains should be studied so we can learn more about the Neanderthals. It’s obvious most still think with their ancient brain.

    • Curtis Scarbrough

      Our microscopes aren’t advanced enough to even see their brains yet.

    • Kuma

      Neanderthals don’t deserve the comparison. I have serious doubt they’d approve such philosophies as to killing their own for their orientation. Tribal groups were so small, killing a couple impacts the whole.
      Plus an honest look at the worlds indigenous cultures show either acceptance or just tolerance to homosexuality. Small group survival vs disconnected monolithic society.

  • labman57

    Yet another socially-regressive Republican whack job who wants to party like it’s 1599.

  • MLR

    Well I for one hope that republicans like Scott Esk and Rick Perry keep spewing their venom, that way we will see what we get if we vote republican. And Allen, homosexuality isn’t the only thing they obsess over, they also have a sick obsession with a woman’s reproductive system. I’d say their obsession with a woman’s uterus, homosexuality and rape are sickening, disgusting and deeply disturbing. I don’t know how anyone with daughters can vote for these sick individuals. They should be disqualified to hold office and instead should undergo an in-depth psychological evaluation. To think that people who think this way are able to hold office and pass laws that affect so many people is downright scary. I live in TX, I don’t have health insurance and I can’t even get a well check-up because I can’t afford it. There is ONE woman’s health clinic that goes by your income but you have to stand in line at exactly 8 a.m. and be the first 20 people, and that’s just to get on a waiting list. It’s amazing how so many people drink the “pro-life” kool-aid when it comes to women’s health but how many children have died from gun violence and yet I don’t see a single “pro-lifer” protesting the loss of life of these precious children. They disgust me and I refuse to call them pro-life!

  • harryandthephoenix

    John 8:7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”–The words of Jesus

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” –Ghandi

  • Juan Naduya

    >Defends homosexuals
    >Rags on incest
    I stopped caring when you had a double standard. But even before then

    >Thinks it’s okay to pick and choose the tenets of their religion
    The bible is an anachronism; *all* of it is outdated and irrelevant, and
    moreover, as old as it is, it is impossible to validate any the accuracy in its supposed word of god. And somehow picking and choosing which parts of it to believe in makes this better?

  • Fiona Mackenzie

    I hope he is nominated. I want EVERYONE to have a chance to vote against him.

    • Fiona Mackenzie

      Here’s a rare but reasonable method for interpreting the bible: If a verse (one of 42,000) supports people, is fair to animals and the environment. and does not contain obscene and brutal treatment of anyone, then it applies. If its content urges you to hurt someone, that verse is obsolete and should be ignored.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        unless it gets U elected to a sweeeet paying job

    • Fiona Mackenzie

      I realize there are still a few nuts out there who believe that the bible is a set of instructions imposed by the guy in the sky. If you are one of them, you might want to look very, very closely at the things you THINK he wants you to do, and ask yourself whether that makes any sense at all before you do it. Most of what you are told to do is selected and interpreted by mortals, right? and mortals have a really extensive history of being wrong.

  • Austin Johannes Moser

    The Bible doesn’t even condem homosexuality in that famous stoned to death quote. Go read it in context and you’ll see its condemning lustful behavior.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      im still awaiting these scumbag small dicked white trash bible thumpers to start killing RELIGIOUS women for having sex b4 they got married,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Jim Frees

    He has rounded off his beard and is wearing mixed fabrics stone this asshole to death

  • hermanprovi

    Another ‘satanist’ working behind the veil of “christianity”! Christ is weeping, over the evil committed in his name!

  • Joseph Thomas Campisi

    Does the Babble say that we stone to death fucking idiots as well?

  • johnnynoname

    Another hypocrite that will be found exiting a gay bath house in the future.

  • Southwest Girl 13

    Democrats/liberals want to take away my ability to defend myself by making stupid gun laws that do nothing. Go fuck yourselves hypocrites.

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      defend urself from what? apache Indians? mountain lions? secular communists? lesbians who probably don’t like your overweight/small breasted ass anyway?
      and what does your regressive crybaby rant have to do with a white trash pseudo-“Christian” scumbag republican who wants to kill people for being who they are?(SEE: equality for all americans) because some shitbag book written by angry sand covered sheepherders thousands of yrs ago says to> ? the same book that will kill your smarmy ass because U had sex B4 U got married? ( assuming some loser actually wanted something 2 do with your aesthetically inept ass?)
      PRAISE JEEEEEEEESUS! and pass the tax free tithe!

    • Kuma

      Oh please. I’ve been a gun owner for a quarter century. No one has ever tried to take em away. I’ve never had a hard time buying one and frankly always was a little dismayed how easy it was (way way easier than getting my drivers license)
      L.O.L. On another post I implied TeaBaggers are going to turn me into a democrat. “Chicken Little” hysteria from the gun owners, combined with a total inability to talk about the need for Real Gun safety, well hell, they are going to turn this avid shooting hobbyist and gun collector into a Former Gun Owner.
      My conscious leave me no other choice. My spirit is embarrassed at the levels of abject hate, hysterics and total lack of intelligence coming from the conservatives.

  • tom tremaine

    look whom they have for a Governor, …

    oklahoma that is …

  • Dauger

    So, if I said society would be totally in the right feeding this schmuck to a lion, who would scream louder? The right wing christians or the animal rights activists?

  • pplants

    LOL, I always pick 4 or 5 states when I see these nutcases, that they must be from. Got it again!

  • davehorne

    Let’s just hope this good man decides to work on the Sabbath and someone follows the rule put in place by that invisible guy in the sky.