After Uproar, Ben Carson Backtracks, Apologizes for Homosexuality Comments [+video]

By Fox News. Potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying homosexuality was a lifestyle choice.

“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)


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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)

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  • Kathy

    A principled man wouldn’t apologize for telling the truth.

  • wandamurline

    If he doesn’t stand up for his beliefs and caves into the homos, he will lose my vote….he is absolutely correct….being a homosexual is a choice just as aborting your unborn child is a choice….and homosexualism is NOT the same as the civil liberties that were given to the blacks during the sixties….you cannot change the color of your skin, but you can change your habits.

  • Dowhatsrigh

    Well Dr. Carson has just proved he is nothing more than another politician. He was attacked by the jay gestapo and he caved in like a scoop of ice cream in a hot skillet. I am sorry to say that he has destroyed his credibility and lost my and many other’s support. Where are the men that will stand up against the gays?

  • Ronald Coleman

    Ben was set up by CNN. He said what he believed and should not apologize. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Many heterosexual people are living together unmarried, let the gays do the same.

  • Russ

    well Dr. Carson, you have jut lost all credibility in my opinion. I hope you decide not to run. You obviously don’t have the gonads for the job. VP maybe, not Prez!!

  • akprayingmom

    The truth is the Sovereign LORD God Almighty created male and female. You are who you were born to be. Men were created to be provider, defender, father, and lover of women. Women were created to be the nurturer, companion, encourager, helper, mother, and lover of men. Marriage was instituted by the Most High God to be between one man and one woman for life. Homosexuality and Lesbianism IS a choice. And it is a choice to reject the sovereignty of Creator God.

    Dr. Carson is a man of God who I thought would tell the truth. Sadly he has just proven that he is not willing to stand for truth in the face of adversity and hateful attacks. At the first test to see if he could take the heat, he caved. Dr Carson should now appologize to all his Christian supporters that he just offended. Sorry, we don’t need another weak kneed president who caves every time liberals whine and cry. No thanks. Truth is truth. Don’t appologize for it. Defend it. Fight for it. And you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. —John 8:32

  • pkauzi

    Why apologize if you are stating facts and telling truth. Every sexual preference is a lifestyle choice. If you like the opposite sex, you choose your mate. If you like to have sex with children, Pedophile, (currently a psychiatric disorder like Homosexuality used to be) they choose to molest or violate minor children. If you like animal sex, Bestiality,(another Pschiatric disorder, currently) involving a sexual fixation on animals, you choose your goat or whatever. If you are LGBT, you choose the same way. Some choose to leave that lifestyle. If you choose sex with other men’s wives, or other women’s husbands, you are an adulterer
    To say we are all born with perverse sexual preference means excusing and giving license to all.
    Speak it Ben. Don’t back off. You are a medical genius. You know how we’re made and how our brains work.

  • Flayer

    What did he say that was so offensive? I don’t get it. I thought his question was a good one and deserved further study, or at least an answer. So, is a man who is straight before entering prison but engages in homosexual activities while inside now gay or striaight? Did he become gay simply because the conditions of incarceration? Is the close proximity and pressure to engage in homosexual behavior actually influential to a person’s sexuality? Is the proximity of openly homosexual behavior actually an influence on otherwise straight men?

    • janhalt

      @Flayer, ever hear of “closeted?” If they were living a “straight life style” before prison, and come out of prison living a “gay life style,” they were “gay” all the time, but chose to change their life style due to the circumstances and opportunities of incarceration.

      • Flayer

        OF course I’ve heard of it. I’m just asking if it is prison and the proximity of sexual predators that brings out the closeted homosexual criminals? Is it environment then, rather than genetics? What of men and women who return to heterosexual “lifestyles.” If they are not exposed to homosexuals then they would not engage in homosexual behavior? It isn’t as simple of an answer as you may think. I went to a women’s college and we had a name for it: GUG (Gay Until Gaduation). Yes, many so-called lesbians were only lesbians to experiment, get certain affirmative action benefits and just be irresponsible. After graduation, most found spouses of opposite sexes, had families and never returned to those days. In fact some are quite ashamed of their actions. So Ben Carson asked an interesting question that gets to the heart of the nurture/nature question.

  • Prison is a terrible analogy. A better analogy is Japanese prison camps of soldiers in WW II (Building of the River Kwai ?) who were homosexual only during their imprisonment, but went back to being straight after the war. It’s a choice, though it’s borne of twisted upbringing.

    Hmmm on Carson. The Gaystopo got him.