Ben Carson is not only a favorite talking head of the GOP—and a Black man at that—but he’s also a former neurosurgeon. His recent commentary on homosexuality might make you question how smart you have to be to perform surgery on human brains, though.
Carson was on CNN when he made his claim that homosexuality is a choice, because…prison.
Reports Raw Story:
During an interview on CNN, host Chris Cuomo asked Carson if the courts should step in when people of a state voted for laws that infringed on the rights of others “like happened very often with slavery, like many would argue is happening now with people who are gay.”
Carson said that in the case of slavery, “our Constitution was followed and we corrected those things.”
But the former neurosurgeon insisted that LGBT people did not deserve the same equal protection under the law because they could choose not to be gay.
“You can’t just say because it happened that way, this time this is the same situation,” Carson opined. “It’s not the same situation. Because people have no control over their race for instance.”
Then things just got awkward.
“You think they have control over their sexuality?” Cuomo wondered.
“Absolutely,” Carson replied.
“You think being gay is a choice,” Cuomo pressed.
“Absolutely,” Carson said. “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? Ask yourself that question.”
Peep the rest of Carson’s struggle with logic in the video below.
Keep in mind, this man is a potential candidate to run for President of the United States.