• Ben Carson ‘Irritated’ that Gay Rights Gets Equated to Civil Rights

    Fox News’ Bret Baier gave 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson an opportunity on Wednesday to clarify the controversial comments he made about homosexuality being a choice.

    Carson said in March, on CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo, that the fact that people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay” is enough evidence to conclude that being gay is “absolutely” a choice.

    He went on Sean Hannity’s show following that exchange on CNN, and essentially blamed the media for asking him about gay rights in the first place.

    “I simply have decided I’m not really going to talk about that issue anymore because every time I’m gaining momentum the liberal press says, ‘Let’s talk about gay rights,’” he said at the time. “And I’m just not going to fall for that anymore.”

    Carson, appearing on Fox News’ Special Report on Wednesday, called his prison comments “bone-headed” but explained that that he only made those remarks because he was “a little bit irritated” that host Chris Cuomo appeared to be “equating” gay rights with civil rights.

    “Quite frankly, I didn’t remember any times when there were signs up that says, you know, ‘everybody else here and gay people have to drink at this fountain.’”

    Carson posed a question for the LGBT community regarding “the whole homosexuality thing.”

    “What position can a person take who has absolutely no animosity toward gay people, but believes in traditional marriage that would be satisfactory to them?”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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