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Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:23:05 AM »
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Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma, got into a debate on Facebook last summer in which he advocated killing homosexuals.

“I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk wrote in comments uncovered by Oklahoma journalist Rob Morris. “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 pressed, Esk added: "I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it."

Esk is running for the state's House of Representatives. The primary is scheduled for June 24.

When contacted by Morris, who runs the news outlet Moore Daily, Esk didn't deny making the comments or back down from the rhetoric.

"That was done in the Old Testament under a law that came directly from God and in that time there it was totally just. It came directly from God," Esk said, adding: "I have no plans to reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have some very huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins."

Read more - or don't, it is HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/11/scott-esk-stoning-gays_n_5486678.html

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 10:25:32 AM »
The Oklahoma GOP is anxious to snatch the looney-bin label from Texas.
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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 10:29:09 AM »
Who has the face-palm picture?

Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 10:42:26 AM »

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 10:43:24 AM »
If in context, this is precisely the moronic crap that splashes on the entire Tea Party.  Stick to fiscal discipline, national security and Constitutional fidelity. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 10:47:43 AM »
At it's core, the Tea Party was a good idea. Then, the media branded it as an extremist movement. The public bought it. Among those that bought it, apparently, are extremists who gravitated to the Tea Party. There is this idiot, then there is Brat stepping in it over on MSNBC.

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 11:05:21 AM »
Opinions are like anuses. Everybody's got one. If he could drive a car and manage a shave, I suppose he can't hurt himself or others.  Well, whatever.
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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 11:21:37 AM »

I'm sure that good ol' Rob Morris would find the most unflattering statements made by a candidate he supports and do the same thing.  NOT!

Commies make plenty of stupid comments themselves, the media just ignores them.

Everybody says things they would like to take back.  When the media is your enemy however, you must treat them as the enemy...


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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 11:59:07 AM »
For the next selection allow me to present ...

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Re: Tea Party Candidate Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 06:40:36 PM »
One of five candidates seeking the statehouse seat vacated by Mike Reynolds (R).

The others are Chad Olsen, Chris Kannady, David Monlux and Jon Painter. I can't really tell who the favorite is at this point, but it's obviously a crowded field.
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