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Ben Carson: ‘I apologize’ for gay remark
politico ^ | 3/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS

Posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized Friday for comments he made about gay marriage on Sean Hannity’s TV show earlier this week.

“I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannity’s show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say,” Carson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “As a Christian, I have a duty to love all people and that includes people who have other sexual orientations, and I certainly do, and never had any intention of offending anyone… If anyone was offended, I apologize to you.”

The John Hopkins doctor came under scrutiny when he appeared to liken homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality, sparking the outrage of the LGBT community.

“My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. 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,” the doctor, who is the director of pediatric neurosurgery, said on Hannity’s show Tuesday.

His comments also led to a petition by students at Johns Hopkins University, who want him to be removed as commencement speaker, as was initially planned. Students, colleagues and the media alike have harshly criticized Carson for his choice of words.

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To: Mr Ramsbotham

They oughta’ give up the pedophilia and bestiality as well.


51 posted on 03/29/2013 3:24:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoFloFreeper
“I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannity’s show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say,”

ROFLOLOL!

Tables......turned.

52 posted on 03/29/2013 3:25:52 PM PDT by MamaTexan (Please do not mistake my devotion to fairness as permission to be used as a doormat)
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To: Maelstorm

You are correct. He didn’t apologize for saying something wrong, and corrected what he originally stated. He apologist to those who didn’t understated the point he was trying to make, because, in their case, he didn’t make it clearly enough.


53 posted on 03/29/2013 3:27:16 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: IronJack

If they don’t want any comparisons, why do they include bisexuals and transgenders?


54 posted on 03/29/2013 3:28:51 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: supremedoctrine

Not a one are worth our time. Every one of these types from faggots, lesbians to this bunch of pedophiles using a lable like NAMBLA are against everything this country was founded on. I damn sure would not want to meet my maker supporting any of them.


55 posted on 03/29/2013 3:29:46 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So tired of hearing someone brave enough to take a stand on something, then turn around and apologize for it.

Honestly, say it, and stand or fall by it....but don’t apologize. It only gives strength to the wrong people.


56 posted on 03/29/2013 3:30:45 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: EEGator

“Never apologize...it’s a sign of weakness.”

You must be young. John Wayne said it about 40 or 50 years ago and maybe before Mark Harmon was born. ;-)


57 posted on 03/29/2013 3:32:17 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: TomGuy
“Dr. Carson,

Political Rule #1: If you intend to run for a high public office, bridle your tongue.

A seemingly innocent utterance has done in many a political career.”
_____________________________________________

Ahh, no Tom!

Rule #1 is don't apologize to these degenerates!

I've not only had it with people on our side apologizing when they don't need to, but also our Concern Trolls. Both of these mindsets show the Libs only one thing: FEAR!

We don't need the Left to destroy our side; we're doing it all on our own.

58 posted on 03/29/2013 3:32:35 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: supremedoctrine
And they aren’t-—NAMBLA and bestiality proponents will NEVER get their agendas set into law.

A case against a man who had sex with a male minor was dropped when the Lawrence v. Texas decision was handed down by the Supreme Court. I don't recall the specifics but I seem to recall that age of consent was 18 for homosexuality while the age for heterosexual consent was under 18. Meanwhile a case of ADULT consensual "incest" proceeded (and the couple weren't even blood related, at least one if not both of them were adopted) (a pregnancy had resulted and the affair came to light).

The leading gay rights organization is seeking to decriminalize exposing and soliciting in park bathrooms because it "unfairly" stigmatizes and convicts the homosexual community.

There are those who are also pushing for lowering the age of consent. What number are you okay with? 18? 16? 14? 12? Schools are pushing the sex positive line (as Planned Parenthood does through SEICUS or is it SIECUS). They see abstinence as UNHEALTHY because it suppresses sexual desires. "It doesn't work" is just a talking point. They literally couldn't care less if it does work. It is unfathomable to them. They (sex positive educators and medical professionals) see orgasms as a birthright to be enjoyed by everyone at every age.

And some states have only recently written laws against bestiality into the code. Some did it because of sex tourism (didn't a guy die in the Pacific Northwest from an incident with a horse?).

Pretending that it doesn't exist and that there is no political muscle behind it is a mistake.

59 posted on 03/29/2013 3:32:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JLLH

I wouldn’t have done it either. But the headline is misleading as to what he actually did.


60 posted on 03/29/2013 3:35:17 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoFloFreeper; MarineMom613; Ron C.; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

61 posted on 03/29/2013 3:35:44 PM PDT by narses
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To: ilovesarah2012

“We have a generation of homosexual-loving lunatics that will be running our country.”

I think you may be more right than you know. I’m 33 years old, will turn 34 this year in September, and when I talk to people who are just 4, 6, 8, 10 years younger than me about politics THIS is their number one issue, regardless of what their own personal lives are like. THIS is actually what they are basing their votes on. Not the economy, foreign affairs, national security, taxes, etc. It definitely seems like lunacy to me...


62 posted on 03/29/2013 3:39:45 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since when did the world revolve around the weird?


63 posted on 03/29/2013 3:58:33 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dr. Carson shouldn’t have apologized. As a medical person he should not be promoting such unhealthy lifestyles or apologize for saying the truth about them.


64 posted on 03/29/2013 4:04:07 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: sam_whiskey

When it comes to young people, I tended to be rather concerned about the crippling debt that is being placed on their shoulders by all the rampant deficit-spending and money printing, destroying their future.

But, heck, if all that gets them politically animated are their twin demented obsessions of DOPE and ANUSES... well, to hell with them! Let ‘em enjoy their future third-world, morally degenerate hellhole, formally known as America.


65 posted on 03/29/2013 4:06:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: sam_whiskey

Very sad when sex with whomever or whatever one desires becomes so dominant that it makes the USA like the Greek and Roman Empires were. Welfare is obviously paying far too much to those with bad behavior and too much time on their hands. I believe the left has been so effective in their shock behavior tactics and their organization to push their agenda onto others is much better then ours is to totally shut down behavior that was so far out of line that it was grounds to throw a person out of the military for. In 1965 some barber told a friend who shot pool in the pool hall side of the business that if he wanted to escape the draft all he had to do was either claim he was a fag or a heroin addict.


66 posted on 03/29/2013 4:07:03 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

I might be a youngster...for this site anyway. :)

I’ve seen The Quiet Man many a time though.(Maureen O’Hara is still alive)


67 posted on 03/29/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: a fool in paradise

Before the politically correct cleansing of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, ALL of them fell under the category of “Paraphilias”.

And they still do, whether the book says so or not.

Gays aren’t gay.
They’re SSAD.


68 posted on 03/29/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Save your apologies for your better half.
Never apologize to your political enemies!


69 posted on 03/29/2013 4:17:50 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: EEGator

John Wayne said it first.


70 posted on 03/29/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I’ve been informed as such. He’s a bit before my time.

I’ve seen The Quiet Man and True Grit.(had a bit too much whiskey during True Grit)


71 posted on 03/29/2013 4:34:08 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t apologize. Double down.


72 posted on 03/29/2013 4:34:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does anyone not apologize


73 posted on 03/29/2013 4:35:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Megan Kelly is a lawyer you know?

/s


74 posted on 03/29/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham; SortaBichy
We have the "White Party" to put up with nearby all this Easter Weekend.....and given that Palm Springs is now 'gayer' than San Francisco, I don't think the city will even bother to bleach and steam clean the alleyways.

http://www.examiner.com/article/white-party-takes-over-palm-springs

75 posted on 03/29/2013 4:38:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

That is precisely what I say to fag hags and others I know

They don’t want to hear it

Its all Philadelphia or Bird Cage to them


76 posted on 03/29/2013 4:39:44 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

That explains it.


77 posted on 03/29/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoFloFreeper
sparking the outrage of the LGBT community. should be a daily objective. It seems to be their objective to spark outrage and loathing in me every day. .
78 posted on 03/29/2013 4:41:03 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Viennacon

Sorry but its Roger Aisles

Roger is no social conservative

Just standard GOP jello


79 posted on 03/29/2013 4:42:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know and I agree, it is demoralizing when not one person on the national scene is willing to stand by what is right when there is actually something at stake. We really do need a hero.


80 posted on 03/29/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

...and it doesn’t sound like you are going to apologize either, huh? Good for you! I’m tired of people apoligizing to people who’s behavior offends me. These same people never apoligize to me because their behavior and discussion of same offends ME. Until they apoligize for their behavior, I see no need to apoligize for mine.


81 posted on 03/29/2013 4:54:01 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What did he actually say originally?


82 posted on 03/29/2013 4:58:13 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am so sick and tired of conservatives who get intimated in apologizing when no apology is warranted.


83 posted on 03/29/2013 5:03:02 PM PDT by saneright
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To: SoFloFreeper

I often feel like I’ve wandered into a dimension of hell with all the insane stuff that domineering people want me to not only accept as normal but want me to celebrate as normal. Unlike the minions I know right from wrong, good from evil and correct from incorrect.


84 posted on 03/29/2013 5:33:51 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: FrdmLvr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAo2u8k3h0


85 posted on 03/29/2013 5:43:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Moer apologies than statements! My God get a life and stand by what you say!
Fence riders get a efin life and stand ground!
Is that too much to ask for!
Flip flop is the tenure of the day and it sucks big time!
No candidate for any office can stand the heat of election!
Appease me love me right or wrong or get out of the kitchen you nimble kneeded politicions!
I apologize for standing for the conservative movement, no back bone worms of the future! Yes we are dead no one to stand for affirimity!


86 posted on 03/29/2013 5:57:42 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

I wrote on his FB page to not apologize. I guess he really didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but the truth is the truth and no one should ever, ever apologize for telling the truth!

I am beginning to feel like Diogenes.


87 posted on 03/29/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EEGator

hardihar


88 posted on 03/29/2013 6:38:22 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Placemark.


89 posted on 03/29/2013 10:59:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: EEGator

If I wasn’t, that would be gross =).


90 posted on 03/30/2013 3:08:01 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a laugh. Carson simply spoke the truth. No one gets to change the cultural definition of marriage which has existed for thousands of years.

Carson is pilloried because the truth hurts?

Let the truth stand.All the laws passed in the world will not change it. Marriage is between one man and one woman.


91 posted on 03/30/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: ColdOne

The lefts war on Mr Carson is ramping up>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Carson is about to be Palinized. Now lets see what happens.


92 posted on 03/30/2013 6:25:04 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

..—— Now lets see what happens.——

I think the man carries lots of verbal razors. He slices out with his super sharp words leaving a barely visible cut that oozes and then spurts blood. The opposition is bleeding to death before even being aware of the cut


93 posted on 03/30/2013 6:32:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The fast talking Barbie doll is there because of her looks and nothing else.


94 posted on 03/30/2013 4:20:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Terry Mross

No doubt.


95 posted on 03/30/2013 4:21:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Elle Bee
Just because you call a horse a cow doesn't mean you're going to get milk

You can't get milk from a horse?

96 posted on 03/30/2013 4:28:59 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

97 posted on 03/30/2013 4:29:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sounds like the NASCAR word for Chevrolet.


98 posted on 03/30/2013 4:37:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’d like to be able to defend Ben Carson, but first he has to agree to defend himself.


99 posted on 03/30/2013 4:42:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I’ve no patience with gays any more. As a group, I despise them and wish they’d go back into the closet where they came from. And I’m not ashamed to say it.

They're not "gays" they're:

DISEASE-RIDDEN, BOY-RAPING WHACK-JOBS!

You show me a packer, and I'll show you a contagious pederast with "issues". Just ask any one of them, "Do you have a shrink?"

100 posted on 03/30/2013 4:43:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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