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Never throw a stone in a glass house, or, in this case, never write anything on Facebook that you’ll regret in the future. That’s the rock-hard problem facing Oklahoma Republican candidate, Scott Esk, who said, in a Facebook post discussion, that we as a people have the right to stone gays to death. Esk, who has said he’s looking forward to “applying Biblical principles to Oklahoma law,” wrote on his Facebook in 2013, in response to Pope Francis’s now-famous quote “Who am I to judge gay people?” a series of scripture. “Men were commanded to put guilty parties to death who were guilty of certain acts, like homosexuality,” he wrote. Another user quickly wanted Esk to clarify, ” “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?” He sickeningly responded: “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk replied. “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.”
Since the conversation has reappeared, Esk has been on the defensive, telling a local station: “Even people that don’t agree with things like gay marriage, they, nobody wants the death penalty for gays,” Morris told KFOR. “I mean that’s the most asinine thing.” You can read the full transcript over at TheMoore.