Thursday, June 12, 2014

Let’s Get Stoned

Here’s the latest news from the American Taliban:

Scott Esk is a conservative Republican running for a seat in the Oklahoma state Legislature, and he says he wants to apply Biblical principles to Oklahoma law. He also thinks that gay people should be put to death by stoning. And he isn’t doing much to hide the fact that he believes gay people deserve to be murdered, either.

Rob Morris, who runs a local political website, discovered Esk’s views about gay people while researching each of the candidates running this year. “This is the first time I’ve ever come across an Oklahoman with this kind of fringe attitude,” he told KFOR News Channel 4.

Remember a couple of years ago when the right wing in Oklahoma got all freaked out about the slim-to-none chance that Islamic Sharia law would be imposed on us?

What they were worried about wasn’t the laws against homosexuality or women taking control of their own bodies or science; it was being sued for copyright infringement by the mullahs.

I have no doubt whatsoever that Mr. Esk will win.

4 barks and woofs on “Let’s Get Stoned

  1. Esk is a piece of work.

    Not so sure, though, whether copyright infringement is the key issue. They’re just more interested in being the Inquisitors than the heretics.

    • BTW: have you seen all the baggage Esk is bringing to the campaign? There’s a really messy divorce with lots of court instructions/requirements (for both parents but especially for him), and there are some choice quotes from his own website and Facebook page.

      That [stoning gay people to death] goes against some parts of libertarianism – presumably he’s familiar with some libertarianism that moved from IGMFY to IGMKY.

      I don’t fear cancer, because I have Vitamin B17 in my diet. – IOW, either a) he’s ODing on apricot extracts because despite his unshakeable faith he doesn’t believe prayer alone will save him, or b) mercy with a side of Flying Fortresses is his standard foreign policy position.

      Frivolous divorce raised its ugly head in the Esk home – I presume that’s dogwhistle for “my wife left me because I’m an a##hat.”

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