Meet Scott Esk, The Tea Party candidate for Oklahoma State House from District 91. Esk, onhis political website, wholly believes that our rights come from [The Christian] God and therefore not from any government, saying that he is “a big proponent of state rights” (a phrase that has surely never been used for anything notorious in the past).
Among his ideological offerings are the usual Tea Party cocktail of lowering taxes (on the rich), curtailing voting rights, building a wall at the border, etc.
His messages originated from a Facebook exchange about a story concerning Pope Francis then recently-released sermon asking “who am I to judge” [Concerning gay priests]. Eskquickly responded by posting Old Testament scriptures that supposedly condemn gay and lesbian people.
A commenter on the thread asked, “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”
Esk wasted no time:
“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 as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss….. If men wink at such perversions, God may have no choice than to judge such nations with calamities.”
I wonder how he feels about eating Shrimp or wearing Fabric of two different types?