GOP Presidential Wannabe Ben Carson: Gay Rights Are Not Civil Rights!‏ Oh, And I’m A Victim.

Ben Carson

 

Speaking on Fox News’ “Special Report”, GOP Presidential hopeful of shit Ben Carson Wednesday night said  that he was “irritated” by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement because there’s no overt segregation against gays and  elaborated on his remarks on CNN in March that he believes being gay is a choice because people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”

“I was a little bit irritated that he was equating the whole [gay marriage] issue with the Civil Rights movement. Because, 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 also took the opportunity to play both underdog and victim over his much criticized March interview on “New Day,” with Andrew Cuomo had pressed Carson on his assertion that the marriage issue should be left up to the states to decide because “being gay is a choice”.  

His reasoning? — It’s a choice because some people go into prison straight but come out of prison gay.

“They saw that as the opportunity to finally knock this guy out — and they thought that they had done it. Stick a fork in him, he’s gone. They were jubilant,” he said of critics. “And now they’re saying, I can’t believe this guy’s still here, are you kidding me?”

Carson came in seventh place in a late May CNN/ORC survey of the GOP presidential field, taking only 7% support of those interviewed.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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