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

    Dr. Ben Carson on Wednesday walked back from comments he made saying being gay was a choice, noting in a Facebook post that his "choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues."
    The about-face come hours after he appeared on CNN, where, when asked if being gay was a choice, Carson said: "Absolutely."



    He explained, "Because 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."
    Carson's remarks came shortly after he formed a committee to explore a 2016 presidential bid for the Republican nomination. The former neurosurgeon issued an apology later Wednesday on Facebook, though he noted that "up until this point there have been no definitive studies that people are born into a specific sexuality."
    " Ö I realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues," he wrote. "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."
    Carson said he supports rights and Constitutional protections for LGBT people plus the right for states to approve or deny gay marriage.
    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

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

    Carson said he supports rights and Constitutional protections for LGBT people plus the right for states to approve or deny gay marriage.
    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.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Won't hurt him. Social conservatives will view it as curtailing what he really believes to win moderate votes and moderates will forget about it in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Won't hurt him. Social conservatives will view it as curtailing what he really believes to win moderate votes and moderates will forget about it in a week.
    True, it will not change one vote for or against him. It just shows how this guy is not ready for prime time. But he promises to bring some comedy to the doldrums of this electrion

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

    Well, another election cycle begins with voters agreeing to be idiots with these absurd and pointless gotja! games the partisans sling back and forth.

    This is really going to be a miserable election cycle for which "the clowns" will be such as the partisan hacks posting on this forum - both sides. Partisan hacks raging their gotja points are the dumbest of all voters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    True, it will not change one vote for or against him. It just shows how this guy is not ready for prime time. But he promises to bring some comedy to the doldrums of this electrion
    "Not ready for prime time" is a phrase that's being worn out rather quickly and is, of course, meaningless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Well, another election cycle begins with voters agreeing to be idiots with these absurd and pointless gotja! games the partisans sling back and forth.

    This is really going to be a miserable election cycle for which "the clowns" will be such as the partisan hacks posting on this forum - both sides. Partisan hacks raging their gotja points are the dumbest of all voters.
    "Gotja!(sic) games"? Asking a candidate a for the highest office in the land on a topical issue is a "gotja!(sic) game"? What do you think reporters should be allowed to ask candidates? Should they pre-approve all questions with the candidate before asking them? Or just check with you first?
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    "Not ready for prime time" is a phrase that's being worn out rather quickly and is, of course, meaningless.
    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.
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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
    Well, don't worry then. If the destination is Washington, the clown car is headed to exactly the right place.
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