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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    He need only proclaim "I've been going through an evolution on this issue" and all will be forgiven.

    If he can kinda-sorta play basketball or the saxophone, all the better.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Can we add the " gotja" phrase to that list of meaningless phrases.

    Unfortunately your man is going to have a " gotja" moment everytime he is asked a question.
    If you don't mind, but I'm both reiterating your OP and adding a bit that you didn't, probably because they aren't from the same source.

    In a statement to CNN, Carson walked back his assertion.

    "I realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues," Carson said. "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."

    The American Psychological Association notes that while there is "there is no consensus among scientists" on how sexual orientation develops, few individuals experience a "sense of choice" on the matter.

    "Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors," the APA says. "Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation."
    In my opinion, Carson has pissed in his peanut butter. It's hard to say something like he did and then come back with..."Gosh, I'm sorry, didn't mean it.", without getting some negative consequences (which at this point isn't quantifiable). Regardless, it's forever written in the history books, he can't take it back.

    Thanks, CCK...

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    File paperwork to create a presidential exploratory committee on Monday, having to backpedal on Wednesday.

    The clowncar has arrived and the clowns are exiting.
    Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice - NBC News
    Ben Carson is too stupid to make up a believable lie
    "I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation.
    If you watch the video, when asked if being gay was a choice, he responded "Absolutely" without hesitation or doubt. He clearly does pretend to know how every gay person came to be gay.

    If he can't lie well, then he's obviously unqualified to be President.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    He need only proclaim "I've been going through an evolution on this issue" and all will be forgiven.
    The problem is, he doesn't believe in evolution
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Well, don't worry then. If the destination is Washington, the clown car is headed to exactly the right place.
    As many circuses I have seen in my life I still enjoy the clowncar. It still makes me chuckle.


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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Well, don't worry then. If the destination is Washington, the clown car is headed to exactly the right place.
    OMG that made me laugh out loud. +10 on this post!
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    File paperwork to create a presidential exploratory committee on Monday, having to backpedal on Wednesday.

    The clowncar has arrived and the clowns are exiting.
    Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice - NBC News
    I like Dr. Carson, I think he's a smart man and from all appearances is an exceptional neurosurgeon. He's not a politician, should not want to be a politician, and would not make a very good politician. Like all Americans, he's entitled to his opinion, no matter how misguided it may be. He's also entitled to voice it. But with that he has to take the heat.

    I wish marriage, religion and abortion were banned as topics from any future Presidential discussion, ever.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    He supports LGBT rights, and the right of states to deny them? Seems a bit contradictory.

    To the rest, wow! He had a big first day as a prospective presidential candidate.
    Sounds like typical political jargon to me - being as loudmouthed as possible while saying nothing of value

    Why the hell is he even commenting on this? The supreme court will decide SSM in june, *18 months* before the next prez will even take office.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I like Dr. Carson, I think he's a smart man and from all appearances is an exceptional neurosurgeon. He's not a politician, should not want to be a politician, and would not make a very good politician. Like all Americans, he's entitled to his opinion, no matter how misguided it may be. He's also entitled to voice it. But with that he has to take the heat.

    I wish marriage, religion and abortion were banned as topics from any future Presidential discussion, ever.
    As many problems our nation faces, the three areas you listed should be way down on the list of a presidental candidate. Just do the job keeping this country running and safe.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Ben Carson is too stupid to make up a believable lie
    He's not stupid. Are you a doctor of some sort? Scratch that, are you a well respected doctor? No? I'm not either. However, I won't pretend that his success in his field isn't there. The problem with Ben Carson is that he's been played off as too educated to not realize what he was saying. His supporters have two choices, they can either say it was a gaffe and should be forgiven - they won't because that would show he's not as brilliant as they pretend he is. Or they can stand behind his words which basically sets them back 10 years.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    He need only proclaim "I've been going through an evolution on this issue" and all will be forgiven.

    If he can kinda-sorta play basketball or the saxophone, all the better.
    Like obama tried, but it backfires when former advisers write a tell-all revealing he only opposed SSM to begin with for political gain

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