Just a day after announcing his exploratory committee to decide whether or not to run for president in 2016, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for saying on CNN Wednesday that being gay is "absolutely" a choice because some people become gay in prison.
"In a recent interview on CNN, I realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues," Carson wrote on Facebook. "I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended."
In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, the 63-year-old conservative was asked whether he felt that homosexuals had control over their behavior and whether they have the "choice" to be gay. Carson responded twice saying "absolutely" and provided gay prisoners who went into prison as straight as an example. more >>
A socially conservative African-American organization commended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for his court's order halting gay marriages in the state.
The Moore court issued a ruling Tuesday demanding that probate judges halt giving marriage licenses to gay couples following a judge's recent ruling declaring Alabama's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Moore recused himself but supported the ruling.
By now, most people have heard something about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order defying a federal ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Alabama. It didn't take long for the Left's culture warriors to issue sanctimonious condemnations of the judge's order:
"This is a pathetic, last-ditch attempt at judicial fiat by an Alabama Supreme Court justice—a man who should respect the rule of law rather than advance his personal beliefs," said [Human Rights Campaign's] Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. "Absent further action by the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal ruling striking down Alabama's marriage ban ought to be fully enforced, and couples that have been waiting decades to access equal marriage under the law should not have to wait a single day longer. All probate judges should issue licenses tomorrow morning, and Chief Justice Roy Moore ought to be sanctioned."
It has been called "The History-Making Gay Kiss," as "The Fosters" TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the "Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever." Yes, on a so-called "family friendly" network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment.
GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, "ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss." For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.
Gabe Bergado, writing for The Daily Beast, claimed that the kiss set "a fantastic standard," one that "reassures all the real-life Judes and Connors out there that their feelings of self-discovery during those middle school and junior high years are valid." more >>
Three men have gotten married in what is reportedly the world's first three-way same-sex marriage in Thailand. Although Thailand doesn't officially recognize same-sex marriages, the trio claim that Buddhist law sanctions their union.
The Mirror and other sources reported that the wedding ceremony took place on Valentine's Day in February in Uthai Thani Province. The men were identified as Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26.
According to the reports, Art and Joke began a romantic relationship in 2010 after meeting through business. more >>
Oh, Dr. Ben Carson. What a foot-in-mouth situation you've gotten yourself into now. I believe you are both right and wrong but more importantly, people will probably misunderstand your remarks on same-sex attraction.
"Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay," remarked Carson, the former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question."
Like many of you, I ran across the coverage of Carson's "prison proves being gay is a choice" remarks in an interview with Chris Cuomo at CNN that was aired on Wednesday. What an unfortunate choice of words he allowed to roll off his tongue. And to make it worse, he did so in front of a multitude of people just waiting for him to say something "ignorant" or "hateful." more >>