Thursday, March 5, 2015

Republican Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Claims Being Gay Is A Choice... Because Prison!

Yesterday Ben Carson announced that he would be throwing his hat in the ring to run as for the presidency. To celebrate his newly minted campaign Carson took to the airwaves of CNN with Chris Cuomo to start pumping up his conservative bona fides. Sometime during the interview the questions turned to gay rights and Cuomo asked Carson if people "had control over their sexuality" to which he replied...

A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay. So did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”

Taken by the oddity of the answer Cuomo then asked if Carson thought being gay was a “choice” to witch Carson readily chirped...

Absolutely,”

Later in the day, after the shit hit the fan, Benny dropped an official mea culpa claiming...

I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive.”

Just to put Dr. Carson theory to bed Helen Eigenberg, professor of criminal justice at the University of Tennessee, who has been studying sexuality and incarceration for about 25 years said of Carson's comments...

"The fundamental assumption of the analogy he's using is insane. I don't know of any research that substantiates the [claim] that men go to prison and come out gay. There's no data to support that claim"

By the way this is not the first time Ben Carson has made ugly and vile comments about homosexuality. In 2013 whilst on Fox News’ Hannity he compared gay marriage to pedophilia and bestiality...

It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.”

I am continually amazed that such a smart person can be so utterly and completely ignorant!

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