Skip to comments.Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests [Gestapo Tactics!]
Posted on 03/29/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT by Steelfish
Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests
29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter.
A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage.
Dr. Benjamin Carson told Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak.
I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their parade, Carson told Mitchell.
Carson said in interview that he has not notified the university he wont be speaking. I am waiting for appropriate channels, he said. I dont think television is the appropriate channel.
The petitions began after Carson told Fox News Channels Sean Hannity, My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. Its a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality it doesnt matter what they are they dont get to change the definition.
One of the petitions, quoted by The Hill newspaper, reads: We retain the highest respect for Dr. Carsons achievements and value his right to publicly voice political views. Nevertheless, we feel that these expressed values are incongruous with the values of Johns Hopkins and deeply offensive to a large proportion of our student body.
MSNBCs web report on the story says Carson equating same-sex marriage with pedophilia and bestiality has caused him to lose some of his star power within the GOP. Carson has said he would consider a run for president if the public was still interested in him a year-and-a-half from now.
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I cannot wait until their system turns against them...they need to learn what real repression feels like.
So if they don’t want him to speak, he should force himself on them anyway just to have them boo and hiss, laugh, call him a Tom and throw things at him?
I’m glad the Apostle Paul didn’t think like that. If he had backed away during the days of the early Church the Word might not have spread as it did.
I understand Carson’s motivation but his decision-making is suspect. Especially in the context of a party structure that hates them, social conservatives need to stand firm now more than ever.
Acts 16: 16-40.
It’s coming, and for more people than just Ben Carson.
if he did speak at the event, there would be a small group of people who would interrupt, heckle, and abuse him, and ruin it for everybody.
That is how the left does things these days.
“Free speech for me but not for thee”
Look back at some campus speeches by Michelle Malkin, David Horowitz, and other conservatives to see the evil mobs in action.
That is a very good point.
When I see a “Penn State” sweatshirt, guess what the first thing is that enters my mind.
Now a JH Diploma on a doctor’s wall is going to make me think twice.
Meanwhile, every leftist and Communist speaker who wants to, gets to speak at commencement ceremonies. From Danny Glover to you-name-the-Bolshevik. Yet, nobody on the right ever seems to even speak up, much less start petitions.
Every single private event that took place here, from a Tom Tancredo breakfast, to Sheriff Joe speaking at a bookstore, to Ann Coulter speaking at a university hall — the screaming libs took over. They were escorted out, but had already caused a huge disturbance. Who wants to run the gauntlet of angry Communists in order to go see Sheriff Joe? (It’s good that I was dressed like one of the hippies that day though, so they didn’t swing their pinata head of the sheriff at me.)
Yes... I have seen that too.
As soon as these idiots start, they should be “escorted” out by armed guards. They are not practicing “free speech”; they are being “disorderly”.
Over thirty years ago, I participated in a Pro-Life March. The Pro-Lifers were commanded to keep moving, and not stand still.
Yet the Anti-life crowd were free to stand on the sideline and hurl profanities, insults, and other things.
There were plenty of cops around but they did nothing to protect the marchers.
[they are being disorderly.]
Ya, but the “fiscally conservative” owners of the Oligarchic collective don’t care about that as long as their disorderly subjects worship the Golden Bull-market the masters have manufactured by throwing everybody’s gold into the fire... again.
This is the beginning of the vilification of a good, decent and incredibly sane man...we cannot let this happen.
"Sperm from female stem cells"
...Abomination of Nature in the “student body”?
The proponents of “tolerance” are the most intolerant of all. Can’t they endure an opposing view? I think not because it shows just how bankrupt their views are. Homosexuality is NOT a life style; it’s a death style, because they can’t reproduce unless they indoctrinate those who are naive and unsure of themselves. Can’t people see this? Why not just give them civil unions with all the rights of survival? Why must they encroach on holy matrimony, designed by God for the propagation of the earth and for His glory?
>>Cant they endure an opposing view?
They can not procreate without the perversion of medical science to facilitate their abomination of nature.
It’s Transhumanist/Postgenderist doctrine in progressive action.
Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein... please come to the nearest Rainbow courtesy phone.
Dr. Carson did that when he expressed his views on gun control.
I foresee many on the right soon realizing they were fooled again into hitching their wagon to another false conservative.
As if everyone in that school supports same sex marriage.
Those capable of critical thought understand this is typical liberalism and everything ugly.
Censor, shout down, burn the books and simply refuse to listen.
This guy did the right thing. Let them censor...It's what they do.
This guy is classy and really put these censoring leftist in their place with his comments.
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