“Scott Esk, a Republican candidate for the Oklahoma state house, endorsed stoning gay people to death last year in a comment thread on Facebook.
In published screenshots from TheMooreDaily.com, a local news site in Oklahoma, Esk was discussing a story about the Pope in July of 2013 when he left a comment quoting Leviticus 20:13 from the New American Standard Bible which reads:
If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
In the back and forth comments that followed, Esk was asked by another Facebook user, “So, just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?””* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from Nick Ramsey / MSNBC: