John M. Becker

Carson: Homosexuality Is a Choice Because Prison Sex

Filed By John M. Becker | March 05, 2015 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Ben Carson, choice myth, Chris Cuomo, CNN, lifestyle choice, prison, prison rape, prison sex

"...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."

-- Former neurosurgeon, conservative Tea Party darling, and likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, answering a question from CNN's Chris Cuomo yesterday morning about whether he thinks people actively choose to be gay. For the record, they don't, but the facts have never stopped Carson before.


Carson later fauxpologized in a message posted to Facebook, saying he "apologize[d] unreservedly to all that were offended," then quickly proceeded to state that he still supports marriage discrimination.

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