Skip to comments.Ben Carson Steps Down as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker
Posted on 04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT by kaehurowing
Citing the recent controversy over his comments on same-sex marriage, neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Dr. Benjamin Carson has voluntarily stepped down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Baltimore Sun reported that Carson, who heads the department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, informed medical school Dean Paul B. Rothman in a letter that he didn't want to "distract from the celebratory nature of the day."
"Given all the national media surrounding my statements as to my belief in traditional marriage, I believe it would be in the best interest of the students for me to voluntarily withdraw as your commencement speaker this year," Carson notes in the letter to Rothman who later shared it with the Johns Hopkins community.
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John Hopkins just LOST a whole cadre of donors and legatees who would have and could have given millions to the University.
I suppose Barrak Hussein will arrange for the Arab sheiks to take up the slack.
I used to think highly of such post secondary institutions as Notre Dame and John Hopkins. Not anymore. They have fallen for the propaganda of the liberal utopian fascists. We’ll see how they like THAT in a few years.
This is a damn shame. it won’t be long before conservative ideas espoused out loud is outlawed. I’m telling you, the right doesn’t stand a chance until the media industrial complex is destroyed.
After further eroding our Second Amendment rights today, the vice president and Democrat senators were thanking CNN and MSNBC.
Nothing but a bunch of narrow-minded RACISTS.
John Hopkins should be Ashamed of themselves!
Very unfortunate that unpopular views in the forum of the University only extends to those radical ideas that are blessed by popular opinion but I think Dr. Carson in this instance was correct in making the students and their successes the story on this day instead of himself.
free speech and religious freedom, the basics of why this country was founded have now gone.
The homostapo has closed down those laws and the stupid party does not do a damn thing
How frigging hard can it be to say this.
Pushing feces into another mans ass with a penis and getting those disease is not healthy nor natural.
The body has functions, the ass is to push out waste etc etc etc.
Marriage has been for thousands of years one man and one woman with each other.
IS THAT SO FRIGGING HARD FOR THESE CLOWNS
so then normal couples go to queer places, apply for queer vacations, when denied then sue.
We should speak out against lunatic fringe elements too then, stop their speech and see how they like it
oh sorry most on the right have become cowards, praise the military, remember the dead they shout and can’t even speak up about marriage, HEY HANNITY HEAR THAT AND MOST OF TALK RADIO
Why is it that the fringe left hate and I mean hate 100% a black man who has brains and has views are right and supports a party which was not the KKK, anti segregation etc?
It’s like when a black man does not go with the fringe lefts view they go nuts, close him or her down, call the names and why the hell does the stupid party not tell blacks and Hispanics which party was the KKK, segregation, anti civil rights etc?
I heard it was only 8 students who protested his speaking....but...I think we all should AVOID any doctor with a degree in the recent past or future from John Hopkins....likely not very qualified
Thats what libs are saying about Carson. That he’s unqualified as a surgeon because of the views he has and that they would never bring their kids to him.
if the homostapo and the socialist and communists ever think that this family will ever stop speaking up in public etc about what marriage is and homosexuals then they have another thing coming.
Just two days ago my youngest is at soccer and he;s moved to an older team and we met some of the parents and one couple are on the left and yes I spoke up about what I believe and how disgusting homosexuality was to me and what marriage is.
Their reply nothing because when you confront the left they have no idea what to say past their sticker slogans or if they’re not in a big group
“...we all should AVOID any doctor with a degree in the recent past or future from John Hopkins....likely not very qualified”
That would be even stupider than those students protesting Dr Carson’s speaking at the medical school commencement. It would be cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face, and then some.
Anyone who graduates from Hopkins Medical School is highly qualified as an M.D. It’s THE top hospital and among the top 3 medical schools in the country. That there are a few homosexuals or homosexual sympathizers doesn’t make them any less qualified to practice medicine. If your life or a loved one’s were on the line, you’d be fortunate to have a Hopkins Medical School graduate in charge.
I won’t give up yet on Hopkins. You’re singling it out for a few whiners.
Best hospital/school in the world, period.
Biggest disappointment to me is they accepted Saudi money and named a new wing after the Moslem bastard.
I really should write a letter to them.
Some other school has an excellent chance at getting a great speaker and person.
Let’s just hope that the remaining members of the graduating class will be FURIOUS with the 8 who complained, bitterly disappointed with losing such an illustrious speaker due to their bullying, and will form a whole new opinion re: what the bullies represent.
I know. In my dreams...right?
OKAY....I retract my statement...you are correct....stupid on my part...but, I’m just so angry over the vitriol the commies get away with these days....
Please write them....and tell them of your respect for Carson and his VIEWS while you’re at it....
Dr. Carson would only be wasting his time speaking to blithering idiots anyway.
How many movies have been made about Hopkins surgeons?
AFAIK, only Dr. Carson and Dr.Blalock (Something the Lord Made).
I'm sure there must have been others. I just can't think of them now. Maybe something about Denton Cooley.
And BOTH movies dealt with RACISM and overcoming prejudice.
The doctor has a connection to me - he fixed my baby nephew’s skull 25 years ago. He was very reassuring to my parents and sister (RIP) and very humble, telling them all thanks goes to God.
This is very much a Christian man, in the original Biblical sense. He is not a fighter, per se.
And the HATERS win another one.
It is not going to help Hopkins medical students find a residency. Match Day 2014 will be a surprise for some of them.