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.