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Oklahoma Tea Party Candidate Supports Stoning Gay People to Death
Slate ^ | 11 June 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern

Posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by Lorianne

Given how savagely anti-gay the mainstream Oklahoma Republican party is, it’s no surprise that the state’s Tea Partiers are so rabidly hateful that they come across more as dark satire than as serious bigots. To wit: This week, an Oklahoma magazine discovered that last summer, Tea Party state House candidate Scott Esk endorsed stoning gay people to death: “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” he said in a Facebook post. Esk went on to add nuance to his position:

That [stoning gay people to death] 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 a Facebook user messaged Esk to clarify further, he responded:

I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; ok2014
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Ok, this kook has got to go or plenty of other people will. Just saying.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

You posted from Slate.

‘Nuff said.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Lorianne

Yea? But they are teeny tiney stones.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:22 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Lorianne

Huh?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:40 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Lorianne

Apparently neither of them read John 8:1-11.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:53 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Lorianne

That’s what Sharia Law is for.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 1:44:56 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Lorianne

Hey hey, ho ho, stoning gays has got to go.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Lorianne

Just make it a misdemeanor again, that’s all.

Of course, the queers would think that is as bad as stoning. Heck, not making a “wedding” cake for them is like stoning them.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Lorianne

Another dem plant. Not newsworthy, and the fact its on a rag like Slate tells you a lot.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lorianne

I have my doubts about the TEA Party, but Muzzies sure don’t like fudge-packers and probably wouldn’t hesitate to chuck a couple of rocks at one.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:47 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So? Other people post from Slate as well. Plus this has been reported on other sites.

Did he say it or not?


11 posted on 06/11/2014 1:45:52 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: fwdude

Lets be honest, if homos like Dan Savage had the chance, would they stone Christians to death?

Answer: yes


12 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lorianne

Wanting gays to keep their private lives private is one thing. Wanting them executed is a whole other matter.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Lorianne

so ALL tea party people must support that!!!

-or- he’s a muslim


14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:43 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: luvbach1

Maybe he just meant supplying them with marijuana . . .


15 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lorianne

What difference does it make?


16 posted on 06/11/2014 1:46:54 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Viennacon

Agree.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Lorianne
"I’m largely libertarian"

Maybe he should stone his own. LiberTopians are 'largely' responsible for the homo advocacy movement.

18 posted on 06/11/2014 1:47:58 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Mr. K

If there is a group claiming to be tea party supporting him, then that’s a problem ... and not just for that group.

I want to find out more


19 posted on 06/11/2014 1:49:13 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cripplecreek

Its a plant for crying out loud. Couldn’t be more obvious.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lorianne

Well, they’ve stopped the bullying.

And the number of queers grows.

So if we stone ‘em...


21 posted on 06/11/2014 1:49:59 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Viennacon

Sure sounds like it.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Viennacon

He is not a dem plant. He plainly states that he is a libertarian.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Vigilanteman

Like the Dylan song?
Or the bumper sticker: `Get Stoned. Drink Wet Cement.’?
Hoemoesectshoealists have gotta grow a sense of humor.
Absolutely humorless, the cock-knockers.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 1:51:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Lorianne

I don’t think he understands what he is saying when he claims allegiance to Libertarians.

I think Thomas Jefferson would not be on board with this. Except maybe on a Navy Vessel. Jefferson was a man of his time after all and buggery would get you hanged on-board a Navy Vessel.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: lormand

Even if somebody was for that, they wouldn’t state it on a campaign trail.

Also, the Democrats have NEVER used libertarian plants? umm... Sarvis?!


26 posted on 06/11/2014 1:52:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Can you supply some evidence that he is a dem plant?
I really hope you are right on this but I need some evidence.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 1:52:52 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Now that Cantor got beat look for more and more “stories” like this from the public relations wing of the Democrat Party (lamestream media)


28 posted on 06/11/2014 1:52:57 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Lorianne

Kind of like the Clown supporting the murder of newborns meant to be aborted, or the snipping of the brain stem of a child whose head is still in the birth canal? That kind of sick, right?

I will say right now that I vehemently oppose the above actions AND I likewise oppose the stoning of homosexuals.

And most Tea Party folk do, too.

You liberals are REALLLLLY stretching, aren’t ya?


29 posted on 06/11/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I don’t know why, but your comment made me think of Bishop Fulton Sheen’s comments about listening to nuns’ confessions.

it was like being stoned to death with popcorn.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 1:53:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek

Not a plant...he’s a libertarian. I know many self described libertarians and I can’t repeat some of the things I’ve heard them say here.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Viennacon

we should post as many anecdotes as possible about kook democrats in office.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 1:54:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lorianne

I guess he did. If you say so.

And if you want to post anti-Tea party crapola from Slate as if it were (hopefully) true, then....

IBTZ


33 posted on 06/11/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Lorianne

The evidence is incidental. NO candidate, even a dominionist, if they were for such a thing would state it on the campaign trail for such a race. I speak as someone who has seen a lot of dominion theology media and interviews and such. They’re ideologically committed, but realistic about their desire to use stealth to advance their agenda.

This is not their MO. This is the MO of a libertarian plant being used by the rats just like they did in Virginia


34 posted on 06/11/2014 1:55:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Responsibility2nd

Get lost


35 posted on 06/11/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: longtermmemmory

The only reason this would be posted is to paint conservatives as dominionists.


36 posted on 06/11/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lorianne

I really hope you are right on this but I need some evidence.

____________________________________

I don’t think you need evidence. You WANT to believe this, dontcha?


37 posted on 06/11/2014 1:56:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Lorianne

This guy is”Tea Party”like I’m from The Moon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 posted on 06/11/2014 1:56:48 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: lormand

I don’t have a problem with libertarians as a whole. We’re simply not going to win without them and that’s all there is to it so we better find the ones we can deal with.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Viennacon

Well I find it preposterous too, that’s why I asked for evidence.

Somebody is supporting this guy. Anyone know who?


40 posted on 06/11/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

I’ve seen this from Slate, Salon, HuffPo and they all claim he’s part of the Tea Party.. But I’ve yet to come across anything where he claimed he was Tea Party.

I’m won’t go so far to say it doesn’t exist, I’m sure I didn’t see everything, but this smells like a smear campaign.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 2:00:01 PM PDT by tje
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To: Lorianne

No, I won’t get lost, but I will ask a favor from you.

The next time (if you get a next time) you post anti-Tea party crapola from some leftist site believing it to be true, ping me willya?

I love a good zot.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 2:00:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Viennacon

Another dem plant.

I think you are probably right on that, if the report of what he said is accurate.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I agree with you. This is one of the most bizarre threads I’ve seen of FR in years.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 2:03:20 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Lorianne
Thank goodness he's not a T.E.A Party guy!

...he's Libertarian.

45 posted on 06/11/2014 2:05:56 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: x1stcav

It’s in the news.
It’s on OK tv news!

Are we just supposed to pretend it’s not there?
If we don’t confront it, it doesn’t exist?

I have never understood this attitude here at FR that if you just ignore what is out there that it doesn’t exist. It’s the most bizarre thing.

Ok whatever, don’t investigate, don’t find out anything, always be fighting a rear guard action because you’re days behind ... good grief


46 posted on 06/11/2014 2:07:03 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

The chances of anyone getting stoned in today’s moral cesspool are slight, unless the Muslims take power. The big problem today is homosexual recruitment of kids from dysfunctional families.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 2:07:47 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Lorianne
I don't see any indication yet that any organized Tea Party group supports the guy.

Of course, the Tea Party is a grass-roots, bottom-up movement, so it's hard to say just who is and who isn't a member, but it ought to take something more than just arbitrarily pinning the label on somebody to make a real connection.

The article is a smear from Mark Joseph Stern, who Andrew Sullivan (of all people) called, "the gay politburo official at Slate."

48 posted on 06/11/2014 2:08:19 PM PDT by x
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So if Tea Party state House candidate Scott Esk [actually] endorsed stoning gay people to death answer me this.

How often have we seen this headline? "'Occupy Wall Street' Protests Turn Violent"

PRO-GOVERNMENT EXTREMISTS are violent, dangerous people.

It continues.. the mob violence including even muggings, knockout game, mob attacks, murders, beatings.. and no wonder look at the wicked hatred coming out of the White House, the Congress, the MSM, academia against those "who have too much" and how things should be more fair. How "they" stole "the people's" property.

Everyday whether it be "immigrant rights" or "civil rights" the pro-government extremists are incited to violence out of being a "victim."

The employees of the MSM like MSNBC or Slate don't have to tell the pro-government extremists to inflict pain and suffering on the "haves" and take back the "stolen" goods. The pro-government extremists cheered on by the White House, the Congress, the MSM, academia to get even gladly do the bidding of the Obama government, the MSM, academia . . . .

49 posted on 06/11/2014 2:08:33 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lorianne

Med check!


50 posted on 06/11/2014 2:09:11 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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