Skip to comments.Ben Carson: ‘I apologize’ for gay remark
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 Hannitys TV show earlier this week.
I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannitys show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say, Carson told MSNBCs 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. 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, the doctor, who is the director of pediatric neurosurgery, said on Hannitys 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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They oughta’ give up the pedophilia and bestiality as well.
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.
If they don’t want any comparisons, why do they include bisexuals and transgenders?
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.
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.
“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. ;-)
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.
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.
I wouldn’t have done it either. But the headline is misleading as to what he actually did.
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“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...
Since when did the world revolve around the weird?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Save your apologies for your better half.
Never apologize to your political enemies!
John Wayne said it first.
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)
Don’t apologize. Double down.
Does anyone not apologize
Megan Kelly is a lawyer you know?
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
That explains it.
Sorry but its Roger Aisles
Roger is no social conservative
Just standard GOP jello
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.
...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.
What did he actually say originally?
I am so sick and tired of conservatives who get intimated in apologizing when no apology is warranted.
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.
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!
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.
If I wasn’t, that would be gross =).
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.
The lefts war on Mr Carson is ramping up>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Carson is about to be Palinized. Now lets see what happens.
..—— 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
The fast talking Barbie doll is there because of her looks and nothing else.
You can't get milk from a horse?
Sounds like the NASCAR word for Chevrolet.
I’d like to be able to defend Ben Carson, but first he has to agree to defend himself.
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?"