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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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.
The lefts war on Mr Carson is ramping up. The left is nothing but a destroying force. Pure evil.
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.
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.
Heh! Just thinking of that quote! My fave show.
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
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.
I agree - NEVER apologize. It’s a sign of weakness. The Gay/ Libs are ever looking for a chink in the armor.
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.
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.
They’re misogynist scumbags that equate the vagina to the anus.
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?
Silver lining is maybe ignorant people will google ‘nambla’ and begin to see the real forces behind gay aggression.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Sounds to me like he’s taking the biblical view.
Mine too. And I have such a crush on Jethro!
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...
You better be a female...
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.
But we go down the tubes with them.
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.
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.
If nothing else, let's pray for the strength to die standing up.
I couldn't agree any more completely
Just because you call a horse a cow doesn't mean you're going to get milk
I despise them and wish theyd go back into the closet where they came from. And Im 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!!!!!
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.
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!
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.
Aw dang, ya beat me to it.
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.
That Politico Headline is very misleading, but then it is Politico.
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.
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?
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.
“They already successfully changed the definition of the word gay. Why wouldnt 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.
Dr Carson is wrong on at least two counts.
First he shouldn’t have apologized.
Second and more importantly:
“Its a well-established fundamental pillar of society...”
No it isn’t! It is a well-established fundamental pillar of NATURE, CIVILIZATION AND HUMANITY!
Hehe! I used to have my hair cut just like him. :D
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.
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.
“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.