Oklahoma Congressional Candidate Says Homosexuality is 'Worthy of Death'

MOORE, OK via KFOR – A man running for State House District 91 in Oklahoma is getting a lot of attention on social media for comments he's made about homosexuality.

According to Oklahoma City's KFOR, Scott Esk posted on Facebook that homosexuals should be stoned to death, posting some old testament scripture that referred to homosexuality being punished.

A commenter on the post responded “...you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”

To which Esk replied – “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.”

Later, in an phone interview with Moore Monthly, the online magazine reports Esk said of the statement:

“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, you know, reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have some very huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins.”

Morris said, “Even people that don’t agree with things like gay marriage, they, nobody wants the death penalty for gays. I mean that’s the most asinine thing.”

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