March 4, 2015 6:00 pm -

The political outrage of the day for Wednesday centers around remarks that brain surgeon and Republican presidential exploratorer Dr. Ben Carson made about homosexuality, or to put it another way, today is a day. On CNN’s New Day, Dr. Carson patiently explained to Chris Cuomo that being gay is a choice because prison:

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]CUOMO: One issue, same-sex marriage. You have equal protection. It’s working its way through the courts. The decisions are getting more and more uniform. But then you have people of faith who say marriage is ours. God says it is a man and a woman. The Bible says my faith says — which one wins with Dr. Carson?

CARSON: Here’s what I would do. I would do what the Constitution says. The Constitution says civil issues of that nature should be determined at the state level. Why does it say that? Because the judicial system at the state level has to answer to the people.

CUOMO: What if people of the state vote for a law 100-0 that winds up infringing on the rights of a minority, like happened very often with slavery? Like many would argue is happening now with people who are gay?

CARSON: And our Constitution was followed, and we corrected those things.

CUOMO: And isn’t that what’s happening right now with same-sex marriage? It’s being corrected as a form of violation of equal protection.

CARSON: No. You can’t just say because it happened that way this time. This is the same situation. It’s not the same situation.

CUOMO: Why not?

CARSON: Because people have no control over their race, for instance.

CUOMO: You think they have control over their sexuality?

CARSON: Absolutely.

CUOMO: You think being gay is a choice?

CARSON: Absolutely. CUOMO: Why do you say that?

CARSON: Because a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay. So did something happen while they were in there?

CUOMO: Most gays never go to prison. And you know there’s a whole theory of dominance.

CARSON: Wait a minute. I said a lot of people who go in come out — are you denying that that’s true?

CUOMO: I am not denying that that’s true, but I am denying that that’s a basis of understanding homosexuality.

CARSON: If, in fact, that is the case, then it obviously thwarts what you just said.

There is so much gaping stupid here, I hardly know where to start, but I’ll go with the very most obvious, which is that people don’t choose to go to prison. They also don’t choose to get raped in prison. I’m no brain surgeon, but it sounds to me like Dr. Carson has just proved that…READ MORE



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to What Would Ben Carson Think If Being Black Was A Choice?

  1. ExPFCWintergreen March 4th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I’d have loved to hear that question: “Dr. Carson, if I understand your meaning, then you would agree that a lot of things like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin could be avoided if black folks would just pull up their pants and start acting white, am I right?”

    • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 2:06 am

      what’s acting white though?

      • ExPFCWintergreen March 5th, 2015 at 2:46 am

        I don’t know, but black conservatives (and Bill Cosby) seem to think acting the way one wants is “thuggish.”

        • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 9:03 am

          if cosby were to be able to get arrested for any of the “rapes” he’d be acting just like o.j., begging the black community to support him.

          • ExPFCWintergreen March 5th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

            That, or he’d be complaining that they’re not because of the “truths” he speaks.

          • whatthe46 March 5th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

            i don’t know. some people are seriously stupid.

  2. burqa March 4th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    So Carson seeks to justify denial of civil rights to people based on choices they make?
    I think he’d be singing a different tune if his civil rights were denied because of the car he chooses to drive, the architectural style of the house he chose to live in or the sports teams he chooses to root for…