Ben Carson

Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson had some things to get off his chest this weekend that were, well … unique for someone with his training. Carson keynoted an event organized by American Family Association, the Pensmore National Symposium on Religious Liberty at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri. AFA, designated a “Hate Group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center was probably quite pleased with Carson’s remarks.

The Springfield News Leader reports Carson’s remarks regarding marriage equality:

“Why must they change it?” Carson said, referring to efforts to recognize civil unions as equal to traditional marriage. “I believe the reason is, if you can change the word of God in one area, then you can change it in every area. It’s the camel’s nose under the tent, and it will just be an avalanche of one thing after the other.”

It’s been more than 15 months since the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Indeed, in Massachusetts we are more than 12 years out. Apparently the good doctor has never heard of Occam’s Razor. The simplest explanation is that gay couples wanted to provide security for their partners and the children that they are raising.

“We won’t have anything that we can use as our reference point because we will have thrown out God’s word. It’ll be every man for himself, every man deciding for himself what is right and what is wrong, and that can’t possibly lead to a good place.”

When exactly will all of these awful things occur? Given Carson’s certitude he must have some information on the chronology.

Later on regarding transgender people:

During his symposium speech, Carson characterized “the transgender
stuff” as “absurd”  and said it was “the same silliness as safe spaces”
on college campuses.

So Carson’s more erudite colleagues are part of Satan’s plan? That is what passes for silly and absurd.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.