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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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Sounds like Ben Carson clarified. Remember, this is politico, ever eager to destroy Ben Carson.
1 posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Never apologize...it's a sign of weakness."
3 posted on 03/29/2013 2:43:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SoFloFreeper

The lefts war on Mr Carson is ramping up. The left is nothing but a destroying force. Pure evil.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 2:44:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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,

I don't see anything there that merits an apology whatsoever. They DON'T get to change the definition! That is -- and has to be -- our stance.

Apology, nuts!

5 posted on 03/29/2013 2:45:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The John Hopkins doctor came under scrutiny when he appeared to liken homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality, sparking the outrage of the LGBT community.

AND? What is the controversy? The sex positive agenda believes that ALL sexual pairings should be celebrated without moral judgments. They preach that orgasm is a birthright to be enjoyed at every age regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).

That slippery slope keeps slipping. RECALL that the gay mafia said that this was ONLY about the activities of consenting ADULTS in PRIVATE. Here it is in schools being pushing on MINORS and in the courts for MARRIAGE and ADOPTION. When does the child consent to being brought into an alternative lifestyle home?

Stalinists lie. Always. This is the "smash the patriarchy" crowd.

6 posted on 03/29/2013 2:45:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EEGator

Heh! Just thinking of that quote! My fave show.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 2:47:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why apologize..what he said was absolutely RIGHT..homosexuality is a perverted sexual behavior..period!! I dont see the media demanding that sleaze ball Jason Biggs apologize for trashing 1.2 billion Catholics on twitter with his disgusting comment about the Pope..but if you say something that is TRUE about gays, all hell breaks loose. I am sick of this crap..I am not going to bow down to these fruitcakes


8 posted on 03/29/2013 2:48:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: IronJack

I heard him on Fox today. Now 8 students graduating from Johns Hopkins are demanding he not be the featured speaker at their graduation. We have a generation of homosexual-loving lunatics that will be running our country.

If I was Dr. Carson, I would tell them all to, well, you know.

So sick of this homo stuff. Really sick of it. We are the normal people, yet we go around apologizing to the perverts. And he didn’t say anything different that Sotomayor when she asked what other entities would demand marriage.

And Megan Kelly is a moron.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 2:49:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EEGator

I agree - NEVER apologize. It’s a sign of weakness. The Gay/ Libs are ever looking for a chink in the armor.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: IronJack; All

I once told a group of homos that there was nothing normal about people who lick, ingest, and have sex with human feces. I said the same to a group of hs teachers. Stand up. or these cretins will destroy our society.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 2:51:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

They’re misogynist scumbags that equate the vagina to the anus.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: IronJack

They already successfully changed the definition of the word “gay.” Why wouldn’t they think they could train their sights on the word “marriage” and have similar success?


14 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: IronJack

Silver lining is maybe ignorant people will google ‘nambla’ and begin to see the real forces behind gay aggression.


15 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:26 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sounds to me that Carson was shown the political light that anything goes as well as that he is not a total social conservative. Question! To his admirers does this make him better POTUSA material?


16 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:27 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Mine too.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I’m guessing history is repeating itself. There have been many other times during human history in which sodomites of all types ‘pushed’ the limits of tolerance and the larger public was forced to respond.

I will never forget the gay parade I happened upon in the early 80’s in Chicago. The participants were mostly goading the passers by and being outrageous was a requirement. It was like a organized temper tantrum.

I see their leadership as narcissists who will do anything to get the respect they think they deserve. The saddest result are those ‘gays’ who are brainwashed into thinking that homosexual activity is the only life available to them.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 2:52:53 PM PDT by madameguinot
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To: bboop

You said chink...better apologize. :)

Seriously though, I’m tired of hyper-sensitive a-holes complaining about everything. I will never apologize for something I’m not sorry about.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SoFloFreeper
The only thing he apologized for was using NAMBLA and beastiality in the sentence as if equating those with same sex civil unions, which he said was not his intent.

His primary point was that NO group ('gay', straight or otherwise) should get the right to change the definition of marriage. And he went on to effectively support that exact point under the hostile questioning of Andrea Mitchell.

20 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sounds to me like he’s taking the biblical view.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Mine too. And I have such a crush on Jethro!


22 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:47 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Sounds like Ben Carson clarified. Remember, this is politico, ever eager to destroy Ben Carson.

He got too close to the truth...

Once Marriage is redefined, the legal eagles on our side of the ledger note challenges in regards to polygamy, marrying your cousin, marrying a family member etc etc are not out of the question. Andrew Sullivan noted what is the definition of marriage, is it of a finite time, can it be open etc.

many here on FR have posted stories from Canada and Europe from real newspapers with articles such as should we take another look at incest etc, much like 20 years ago articles about gay marriage appeared

Again "they" as Progressives will push the boundaries and no one will entertain all the other "things" that will became a legal battle, while their "liberal allies" in this don't see the cause and affect and are only all about the feelings of this issue, and are low information voters at best.....

We are entering uncharted territory and we are about to throw out the map we have because a handful think they know better...

23 posted on 03/29/2013 2:54:56 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: NoGrayZone

You better be a female...


24 posted on 03/29/2013 2:56:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Stand up. or these cretins will destroy our society.

I find myself facing a moral dilemma in response to your statement here -- because there's a flip side to this:

Stand back, and these cretins will destroy themselves.

25 posted on 03/29/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

But we go down the tubes with them.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 2:58:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yes. You can tell the Shepster has ‘converted’ everyone at Fox to his agenda. Ladies and gentlemen, we are now the new ‘haters’. Prepare for FreeRepublic to be mentioned in the same sentence as StormFront.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 2:58:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ilovesarah2012

My guess is that Hopkins has threatened him with more than just removal of commencement speaker. These people play for keeps. Before we are quick to judge, would you let your family starve or forgo college for your children? Honestly? I would like to think I would, but....

He spoke the truth and for that he will pay... God help us.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
It's true that the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike, but this may be our moment in history to simply stand back and be noted for being quietly, proudly and happily counter-cultural.

If nothing else, let's pray for the strength to die standing up.

29 posted on 03/29/2013 3:00:28 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: IronJack
I don't see anything there that merits an apology whatsoever. They DON'T get to change the definition! That is -- and has to be -- our stance.

I couldn't agree any more completely

Just because you call a horse a cow doesn't mean you're going to get milk

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30 posted on 03/29/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I despise them and wish they’d go back into the closet where they came from. And I’m not ashamed to say it.

I agree but we on this site are so guilty of ensuring that won’t happen. As a group we constantly call Lindsey Graham, The President, John Roberts, the two female Supreme Court ladies, and many others. Quite frankly, we should not even make fun of them because it just enables them to come out. I know for years we would make fun of Anderson Cooper about being gay and we were right but all the talk allowed him to safely leave the closet. I hate gays as a group and as a whole for sure!!!!!


31 posted on 03/29/2013 3:01:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I don't agree with apologizing but he didn't really apologize if you read what he said. He didn't change his position. I'm glad he stood up unlike many who claim to support traditional marriage that always manage to mince words with the states rights line. Why can't they just say "You know I disagree with homosexual behavior so of course I disagree with homosexual marriage.". Homosexuality is not correct, its not even sex technically, it is a semblance of "sex" because sex is that which has potential to produce offspring. I know we have gotten all fuzzy about sex and all blurred about what words mean but being gay is not a favorable outcome or lifestyle. If some can be happy living that lifestyle then power to them I know some who do though its not my job to judge their degree of happiness. I can judge the public side of homosexuality though and it is a disgusting and obscene movement dominated by sexual exhibitionism like below which was one of the tamer pictures from a public pride parade which had school children participating and children viewing.

32 posted on 03/29/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: longfellowsmuse

He had already planned to retire later this year. I just want to find someone who will refuse to apologize for speaking the truth. Just one.


33 posted on 03/29/2013 3:05:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: IronJack

Agreed!


34 posted on 03/29/2013 3:07:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He shouldn’t have apologized. Disappointed that he did. I have said the same and yes, have discussed the same incest and bestiality issues with those lobbying for same sex marriage on Facebook. I will continue to do so and I will not apologize for it! Come on, conservatives, get your game on!


35 posted on 03/29/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: bboop

Thats rascis


36 posted on 03/29/2013 3:08:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I agree 100%. They are the one’s who spread AIDs. They are the ones destroying traditional this, that, etc. They act like a damn minority, and; they demand minority preference. Obama gave these whack jobs special treatment in the military, etc. These are not the types I nor anyone ever commanded in combat or led,and; I damn sure would not want a blood transfusion from one. There is no damn way these fags can be in an Infantry unit and not create serious problems to combat readiness. When Brucie and Pal are split up they will whine and cause more damn trouble then any female who is an Infantry type. If a commander has two fags in his unit he has serious issues if one is disciplined or transferred. These fags and lesbos come in pairs. Now if a female officer decides to get pregnant just prior to combat or on R&R the next thing you have is a unit with no cohesion, unlike a commander shot to hell or killed, this preference for gays and females and lesbos in combat units is a big PROBLEM. The real minority in this country is the WASP MALE.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 3:09:03 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: EEGator

Aw dang, ya beat me to it.


38 posted on 03/29/2013 3:10:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: NoGrayZone
Mine too. And I have such a crush on Jethro!

Bodine?

39 posted on 03/29/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now students at UofM don’t want him to speak there.

This crap is extremely damaging to society. The validity of art, literature, medicine, etc is now secondary to ideology.


40 posted on 03/29/2013 3:13:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That Politico Headline is very misleading, but then it is Politico.


41 posted on 03/29/2013 3:13:46 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Forgetting, apparently, that there are scores of people raking over his every word and public utterance, he included
gays, Nambla, and bestiality in the same conceptual sentence, while making a larger point.
They don’t care about larger points, or reasonable discussion.
He gave them the handle they needed.
Further discussions about gay marriage needn’t provide such
easy “guilt-by-associational” lumpings-together.
They will jump on them every time.
Unfortunately for him, what could he have said by way of
“apology” for “offending”?
Could he have said “I didn’t mean to compare Nambla or those into bestiality with the proponents of same-sex marriage?
That would have been taken to mean that he WAS comparing all three of them, as co-equal political positions, both deserving of some measure of respect and legal viability.
And they aren’t-—NAMBLA and bestiality proponents will NEVER get their agendas set into law.


42 posted on 03/29/2013 3:13:51 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a mistake. They are pushing him back on his heels already. We can never win when we let them intimidate us for speaking our minds. When was the last time somebody on the left gave a sincere apology for anything?


43 posted on 03/29/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I call homosexuality sick and deviant. Formerly there has been no point to or reason for apprising gays of this opinion but since they are putting their sexuality out there my honesty compels me.


44 posted on 03/29/2013 3:16:43 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“They already successfully changed the definition of the word “gay.” Why wouldn’t they think they could train their sights on the word “marriage” and have similar success?”

Right on, Sarge. People who are abnormal in their sexual relations strongly desire to be considered normal. By changing the wording of their life style from queer to gay and then from sexual union to marriage ..presto instant normalcy.


45 posted on 03/29/2013 3:19:12 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dr Carson is wrong on at least two counts.

First he shouldn’t have apologized.

Second and more importantly:

“It’s a well-established fundamental pillar of society...”

No it isn’t! It is a well-established fundamental pillar of NATURE, CIVILIZATION AND HUMANITY!


46 posted on 03/29/2013 3:20:25 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethe her as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Hehe! I used to have my hair cut just like him. :D


47 posted on 03/29/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: napscoordinator

Whether you know it or not, for every one flagrant, noisy gay
in 100% for same-sex marriage, and anything else on the agenda, there are at least EIGHT who just want to go home, have dinner with their partners, watch TV, and think about picking out new drapes and whether the bathroom needs remodeling.The political players who are promoting same sex
marriage WANT to polarize the issue to the max, so that they can bring out some of that majority, and get them on the street and at marches. The more polarized and nasty the rhetoric gets (ALL OF IT FROM THEIR SIDE),the better chance they have of rallying the still-recalcitrant gay troops.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 3:22:10 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Sgt_Schultze
They already successfully changed the definition of the word “gay.” Why wouldn’t they think they could train their sights on the word “marriage” and have similar success?

And the same thing to "sin".

I may tolerate the existence of adulterers (consenting ADULTS cheating on another's spouse) but I don't have to celebrate it or pretend that it isn't sinful and bad for society.

49 posted on 03/29/2013 3:22:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I just want to find someone who will refuse to apologize for speaking the truth. Just one.”

I share your frustration. We have no leaders. It is up to us, alone or Christ when He comes.


50 posted on 03/29/2013 3:23:35 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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