“I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation,” Carson said on his Facebook page late Wednesday afternoon. “I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.”
Carson, a neurosurgeon, was attempting to clarify comments he made earlier in the day to Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” show.
“A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay,” Carson told Cuomo. “So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.” (Read more about Ben Carson apologizing for the homosexuality comments HERE)
Ben Carson Claims Prison Proves That Being Homosexual Is “Absolutely” A Choice
By Justin Baragona. Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson appeared on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning and told host Chris Cuomo that prisons prove that being gay is a choice. In a discussion about same-sex marriage, Cuomo asked the renowned neurosurgeon if he believed homosexuality is a lifestyle choice. Carson, who in the past compared Obamacare to slavery, answered the CNN host by saying, “Absolutely!” This then led to the good doctor informing all that men engaging in homosexual activity in prison proves that being gay is a conscious lifestyle choice.
“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.” (Read more from this story HERE)