This is the second overtly gay act committed by Ben Carson by my recollection. To begin, Ben Carson started the week off right with a little chin music to one of the favorite lies the Left tells themselves. Namely, that people are born gay:
The remarks were made on CNN’s “New Day” in response to a question from host Chris Cuomo, who asked if Carson thought being gay was a “choice.”
“Absolutely,” Carson replied.
Asked why, he went on to explain his prison theory. “So did something happen while they were in there?” he said. “Ask yourself that question.”
He continued, invoking his argument against same-sex marriage: “Why do gay people want to get married? Because they want to have various rights,” he told Cuomo. “Property rights, visitation rights … Why can’t any two human beings, I don’t care what their sexual orientation is, why can’t they have the legal right to do those things?”
And then the piano player stopped. It’s not just property rights and visitation rights, the issue is having “special” rights which is ultimately what Carson said. Defining a lifestyle choice as a protected status like age, race, religion, or gender gives a personal choice the same legal protection that those who have been historically discriminated against solely on the basis of their appearance. I’m a little iffy on the religious one in that regard unless you’re wearing a yarmulke, a cross necklace, ash on your forehead, a hijab, or some other religiously identifying attire or accessory but obviously if you want time off from work to celebrate a religious holiday then it becomes quite apparent.
No one can just look at you and tell you’re gay – thus the prejudice. They can discriminate against you for a host of other reasons that are completely legal. Such as being, short, fat, ugly, a slob, a pink mohawk, offensive to the nose, they remind you of an ex, a jacked up grill or a host of other physical attributes that are all perfectly legal for you to be discriminated against.
An attack on this issue is an attack on a founding tenet of the Left. And once you go down that road, you either need to say something you have no intention of apologizing for or not say it:
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners’ changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.
And then, in a radio appearance later Wednesday, he criticized CNN for airing the comments he’d made in an interview and said he won’t be addressing gay rights issues for the duration of his presidential campaign.
He backtracked in a statement afterward, saying he “realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.”
Gay heart reflections aside, Carson said what he meant. His backpedaling is only because he mistakenly thought no one was watching CNN which is understandable. But like his previous cowering from a college graduation speech, which was over gay marriage too (in March of 2013), because of the hue and cry of those that shall not be offended, Carson picked the fight and then tucks tail and runs.
You can be heterosexually oriented and be abstinent. Or monogamous. Or polygamous. You can be bisexual and screw anything that moves. You can choose to deny science and pretend you’re another gender. Or, you can choose to be homosexual and have sex or not. But at the root of all of them is a choice. You may choose one because you feel society thinks that’s how you’re supposed to be or not. And you want to have some special protection if you feel you’re in the minority in that regard but you shouldn’t.
You shouldn’t define yourself as a human being by what you stick up your ass or someone else’s. Or whose genitals you stick in your mouth. You’ve really lowered the standard for what a human being is if that is the sole determining baseline for your existence. Or your race. Or your gender. If that is all you are, then you are not much of anything.
Having said this, Carson did not make that argument. He is not a suitable candidate for elected office and people need to quit running his flag up the pole to see who salutes it. For a neurosurgeon, he stumbles over his words as much as Hillary Clinton tripped over her old dick when her non-State Department she-mail came to light.
Let him oversee healthcare issues but he is not a politician and needs to stay that way.
Exit Bumper: The Lemonheads, “Big Gay Heart“. That one goes out to you, Ben Gay.