Carson: If Other Groups Make Demands Like Gays We’ll Have ‘Chaos’
Ben Carson wants you to know he’s not anti-gay, just that he worries that decisions like that of King v. Burwell will result in “chaos.”
Carson’s comments came hours after the 5-4 decision was handed down. They appeared to expand upon a formal statement he issued, which referred to the decision as “the law of the land,” while calling for “Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected and protected.”
Speaking that afternoon to radio host Simon Conway, Carson reiterated that he was “disappointed” and “not convinced” that the Court was playing the role that “the Founders intended” for it.
But he also said, “I don’t have anything whatsoever against gay people or any people of any orientation getting together.”
“I don’t have anything whatsoever against gay people or any people of any orientation getting together, sharing property, hospital visitation rights, whatever they want to do,” he claimed. “I have no problem with it, I’m happy for them to make a legal contract to do that.”
Carson then argued that his problem was with “when you want to change things” and that, if other groups started demanding changes to laws in a similar manner, it would invite “chaos.”