the reporter Oklahoma It asks a candidate with a violent past why he refuses to answer their questions about comments made years ago suggesting homosexuals should be executed.
today, Republican Party Scott Esk faces off against Republican Gloria Bannister in the runoff ballot for the state seat.
Esque, 56, According to LGBTQ Nationconfronted local news outlets about his earlier comments, saying “he’s not handling them well”.
In a video he circulated online Sunday to “set the record straight” for the third time, Esk said reports of his views were fabricated to put him in a bad light by calling him a “hit piece.”
He responded with a YouTube video on July 15, after a local news station covered his old comments.Christian.”
“I’ve stood up for what’s right in the past, I will in the future, and I still do. That’s what bothers me,” Esque said. not a friend.”
In 2014, Esk opened a statewide office, KFOR, an NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, report In response to someone’s question about whether homosexuals should be executed, Esque made a comment on Facebook the year before.
“I think we are totally entitled to do so,” he wrote. It is very negligent to ignore something that deserves death as a nation.”
While running for state legislature, Esk defended his statement by stating that the execution of homosexuals was a matter of Old Testament law that “came directly from God.”
He made three videos to “set the record straight” following these comments. However, his only credit with the video is in cementing his anti-LGBT+ bias.
As KFOR reported in July, Esque harassed a pastor and elder at the 84th Street Christian Church in Oklahoma City, according to recently discovered court documents. He filed for divorce after he was accused of being physically and emotionally abusive to his sons.
According to KFOR, he said people had the right to stone homosexuals, but later said he wouldn’t make homosexuals the death penalty if elected. I want you to be strict.
The June primary was split almost evenly between Esk and Bannister. Esk received 36.6 percent of the vote and Bannister received 35.9 percent of the vote.
Democrat Erin Hefner will face the runoff winner in the November general election.