It is undeniably obvious that Ben Carson hit the wrong spotlight one too many times on LGBT affairs and this time he got cornered big time by an LGBT woman, during an ABC televised event. He was meeting with supporters following a town hall event and out of the sudden a woman from the crowd approached him with a seemingly uncomfortable question: “I have a question. Do you think I chose to be gay?” she asked and she even repeated the question as Carson appeared not to understand her. Eventually, he responded: “That’s a long conversation” and he tried to get back to the cameras, at which point the woman’s remark left no room for interpretation: “I think you’re full of s**t”.
Her attitude may have been influenced by Ben Carson’s March 4 interview, when he stated that homosexuality is obviously a choice and it is the more obvious as you look at the inmates and observe their behavior as they leave the prisons. He said at the time: “Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight – – and when they come out, they are gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”
As expected, his statements caused quite a rumor and the American Psychology Association got on the line to clear things up. According to the latest studies, as they have pointed out, there is no evidence that would support Carson’s claims and everything today points out to the fact that homosexuality has strong biological bases. Professor Mark Fleisher, who studies the impact of sexuality and violence in the prison system on the individual, said: “Dr. Carson’s contention has a political intent but is absent of awareness of research on human sexuality.”
Later, Carson sent a letter to the reporters who interviewed him and apologized for his remarks stating: “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended. I’m a doctor trained in multiple fields of medicine, who was blessed to work at perhaps the finest institution of medical knowledge in the world. Some of our brightest minds have looked at this debate, and up until this point there have been no definitive studies that people are born into a specific sexuality. We do know, however, that we are always born male and female. And I know that we are all made in God’s image, which means we are all deserving of respect and dignity”
How honest is he in his public declarations? You be the judge of that. Watch the video below: