• CNN Pesters Ben Carson: Should The Gay-Pride Flag Also Come Down?

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson appeared Wednesday morning on CNN’s New Day to discuss ongoing controversy over public display of the Confederate flag.

    Carson spoke of the need for firm leadership following last week’s racially-motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C.

    Co-host Chris Cuomo compared the rainbow Gay Pride Flag to the Confederate Flag by asking the retired neurosurgeon if both should come down.

    “Many people are equating what the Confederate flag stands for with the Gay Pride flag, and saying, ‘Hey, that flag should be taken down, too, because all it stands for is hatred toward Christians and people who don’t favor gay rights,” Cuomo said. “ Do you see an equation between those two symbols?”

    Carson paused in his response, clearly unhappy with the pivot: “I decided that I really wanted to talk about the Confederate flag during this time.”

    “But you just said, doctor, that you cannot avoid these difficult situations because that’s how they fester.” Cuomo pressed.  “You must deal with what is difficult to deal with, that’s part of leadership.”

    But Carson held firm.

    “Like I said, if you want to talk about that, let’s do that on a different segment,” Carson replied.

    Carson made headlines earlier this year when he suggested to Cuomo that prison sex proves that homosexuality is a “choice.”

    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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