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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The death-by-stoning open line

Posted By on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 4:07 PM

The line is open. I close with this:

* CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR GAYS: A Republican candidate for Oklahoma legislature has been quoted thusly about homosexuality:

"Men were commanded to put guilty parties to death who were guilty of certain acts, like homosexuality," Esk wrote, according to screenshots archived by the news site.

“So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?” another commenter asked.

"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.”

Here's my question. Would  the Republican delegation in the Arkansas legislature repudiate this view? Or not?

Oklahoma candidate Scott Esk, like Jason Rapert and others in the Arkansas legislature, says he wants to apply Biblical principles to law. So .... 

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