It is astounding people still think this way.
here's a question - why isn't this a bigger news story? i saw this during the week as it made its way around progressive blogs, but it didn't garner any national attention. why not? this man is vying to be an elected official in this country. if this was a big story on the national news it would lead to some serious questions about the modern conservative movement.
In my opinion it very well should lead to some serious questions about the modern conservative movement! I make things like this known to friends and relatives (some of which are conservative) and they don't know. It's like they don't want to talk about it.
Somebody should. If the media was doing their jobs they should.
With all the news about Beyoncé and the Olsen twins to contend with a politician these days has a hard time getting attention unless he says something outrageous. Politics is mostly about getting yourself noticed. What you are noticed for or what you think doesn't register much with people.
Well, Ronald Reagan got elected governor of California and President. Bedtime for Bonzo was not held against him.
Esk describes himself as “100% pro-life” and “100% Traditional Family Values” on his campaign website and says, “I look forward to applying Biblical principles to Oklahoma law.” Says it all, doesn't it. Theocracy will replace democracy if we are not careful. This is precisely what Rev. Mike Huckabee said when he bowed out of the presidential elections. These people are Dominionists either by accident or design. They are Dangerous Lunatics.
Unfortunately we live in times where the gullible believe that "biblical principals" should be applied to our laws. This is taken as a good thing but I'm afraid we are going to start burning witches again. Perhaps we already are.
No, not burning, but the Oklahoma politician who says we should start stoning homosexuals is hardly alone in that position. And the article makes a point of his usde of biblical scripture to support his cause. The real problem is the rise of evangelical theocracy.
If Scott Esk wants to stone people for being gay, can we stone Esk when he bears false witness in Congress? I mean come on - fair's fair!