SAY WHAT?

The Tea Party Candidate Who Openly Supports Stoning Gays To Death

scottpic.jpg.CROP.promo-mediumlargeWhen American Family Association buffoon Bryan Fischer Tweeted that he supports gay rehab programs modeled after criminal drug rehab, we thought we’d heard the “right-wing-verging-on-sociopathic” story for the week.

But it was only Tuesday!

And now there’s this little item that makes Bryan Fischer seem like a saint:

It’s safe to say that Oklahoma Tea Party candidate Scott Esk doesn’t like gay people.

No, he really doesn’t like gay people.

An Oklahoma magazine uncovered a very troubling Facebook post Scott made last Summer in which he endorses the stoning to death of gay people, saying “I think we would be totally in the right to do it.”

But in this age of gotcha journalism, surely there’s some nuance that’s being taking out of context, right Scott?

Well, no.

Scott went on to clarify:

“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.”

But still, things get out of hand, and sometimes you say the wrong thing. So the magazine called Esk.

He told them:

“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. I have no plans to reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have some very huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins.”

Glad you could set the record straight there, Scotty.

Oh, and fuck you too.

h/t Slate