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Ben Carson: Being gay is a choice

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    You're on a roll EF!

    Now read what people are starting to realize about this knucklehead and why he may not be as brilliant as the repubs would like us to believe.

    The comments are especially enlightening.

    alternet.org/election-2016/americas-new...

    and this

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-carson-gun...

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    Want another shocker. Look at the support he has. There are mysteries that abound and one of them is charisma. A charismatic person, and Carson appears to be one, has no limits. They can literally say and do anything and receive glowing adoration. They don't have to watch what they say. Couple charisma with a doctor with a specialty and you get fans eagerly wait for his next words.
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    pr Wrote:

    You're on a roll EF!

    Now read what people are starting to realize about this knucklehead and why he may not be as brilliant as the repubs would like us to believe.

    The comments are especially enlightening.

    alternet.org/election-2016/americas-new...

    and this

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-carson-gun...

    Yes this Carson should burn his medical license; the cruelty to operate on deformed little kids; because of in earlier stages of pregnancy it is easy to see if you have a deformed fetus and then as a evangelical GOP doctor deny an abortion, so he can make money on an "experiment" is pure criminal. How can you as a doctor be an evangelical anyway, while you should know that death is irreversible and never seen anything leaving a body going somewhere. Unless you are the biggest hypocrite ever.
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    Homosexuality is not a real problem. The problem we have is that people care TOO much about homosexuality and gender equality when there are real problems.

    A real problem being something like human rights violations (as a whole, including against homosexuals) in countries where the ideology is predominantly homophobic, misogynistic, and racist. (Middle east, ISIS controlled territories, any place where Islam is a part of the vast majority)

    Maybe we should fucking work on the economy instead of crying over who gets to use the bathrooms. You either stand or sit to pee, a man going into the womens bathroom is a DANGER to women. Just as a woman going into the mens bathroom is a DANGER to men. What if they are pedophiles or molesters, and don't actually care about what "gender" they associate with.

    We have some serious unemployment, let's fix that before we think about the trivial.

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    Bernie2k16 Wrote: Homosexuality is not a real problem. The problem we have is that people care TOO much about homosexuality and gender equality when there are real problems.

    A real problem being something like human rights violations (as a whole, including against homosexuals) in countries where the ideology is predominantly homophobic, misogynistic, and racist. (Middle east, ISIS controlled territories, any place where Islam is a part of the vast majority)

    Say that to a homosexual who couldn't marry the person they love until very recently. Or how about you say that to a transgender individual who has been stigmatized for their entire lives. It's easy to say it's not a problem when it doesn't affect you personally.

    And we are not the Middle East, in ISIS controlled territories, or any place where Islam is a part of the vast majority. We are the United States of America.

    Bernie2k16 Wrote: Maybe we should fucking work on the economy instead of crying over who gets to use the bathrooms. You either stand or sit to pee, a man going into the womens bathroom is a DANGER to women. Just as a woman going into the mens bathroom is a DANGER to men. What if they are pedophiles or molesters, and don't actually care about what "gender" they associate with.

    The "fucking economy" is performing better than it has in many decades.

    And there is zero (I repeat ZERO) statistical evidence backing up your claims that a transgender person using the bathroom of their gender identity has posed any danger to either sex. Ever.

    Bernie2k16 Wrote: We have some serious unemployment, let's fix that before we think about the trivial.?

    No, we don't have some serious unemployment in America. The unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in nearly a decade. That's just a fact. I like facts, not conjecture.

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    Homosexuality is a choice says Ben. Really Ben, tell us what men you choose not to have sex with. Never crossed my mind.
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    Carson may have a point. Prior to meeting my groom, I'd dated nothing but women. Then my groom and I met at work. He caught my eye because he, like me, was daily in suits and bow ties. Here I'd been straight all my like, but it was me asking him out, me initiating our first kiss, and then me proposing marriage! Seems like I'm going along one day, Mr. Straight Guy. Next thing I know I'm walking down the aisle and being wed to my groom! Standing at the altar was the result of choices I'd made.
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    Repressed homosexual feelings are not uncommon according to psychologists. There are people who have been married that realized too late that their real desires have been repressed, probably as a result of societal pressures. I'm not one to get into that subject. My point in posting Ben Carson's conversation is that in his case, a neurosurgeon who should know all about how the human brain works, he is being intellectually dishonest. A hypocrite. He is pandering to the same demographic that Trump panders to...the Christian evangelicals.

    Carson is a hypocrite. He knows better. That's the only point I will make. We don't need to expand this discussion beyond that.

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    BowTied Wrote: Carson may have a point. Prior to meeting my groom, I'd dated nothing but women. Then my groom and I met at work. He caught my eye because he, like me, was daily in suits and bow ties. Here I'd been straight all my like, but it was me asking him out, me initiating our first kiss, and then me proposing marriage! Seems like I'm going along one day, Mr. Straight Guy. Next thing I know I'm walking down the aisle and being wed to my groom! Standing at the altar was the result of choices I'd made.

    Congratulations. I'd like to make a point here too about people of diversity, I'd heard several years ago that when a gay couple wed, their bond is stronger and usually lasts a lifetime, unlike some marriages of women to men for which their divorce rate or likelihood of separating after 5-7 years is greater.

    I had a friend at a LGBT friendly tavern in Milwaukee, he is part owner of the establishment, he has known his spouse for many of years, and after he regrouped with a different business associate, they were married soon after. He previously had a mate but soon found out that his previous mate was pilfering and skimming from cash sales. Unfortunately, being in business with that particular person whose name was on the building and business certificate, he did have to go to court to settle and he did prove in court that his former business partner was a crook and only in the relationship for the money he could steal. Today, with his new partner, they are happily married ever after, they make a great couple.

    As for Carson, after a few words spoken by him, I knew he was not or ever could be a viable candidate. I considered him as one of those preachers who would send individuals to a church to pray the gay away. I never like his viewpoints at all.

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    Sadly being Ben Carson is not a choice.
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    BowTied Wrote: Carson may have a point. Prior to meeting my groom, I'd dated nothing but women. Then my groom and I met at work. He caught my eye because he, like me, was daily in suits and bow ties. Here I'd been straight all my like, but it was me asking him out, me initiating our first kiss, and then me proposing marriage! Seems like I'm going along one day, Mr. Straight Guy. Next thing I know I'm walking down the aisle and being wed to my groom! Standing at the altar was the result of choices I'd made.
    BowTied, There is nothing wrong with being gay and you have a nice story about finding your sexuality. More than likely you are bisexual if your feelings of attraction are extended to both sexes. Your story confirms bisexuality rather than homosexuality in which case there is definitely a choice in sexual preference and sexuality. Homosexuality is different and is not a choice.
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    Your shirt is a choice. Hopefully a good one.
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    This thread is a a couple years old, and take note that Crazy Ben Carson has not changed for the better.

    Like sexual orientation, there are many many personal traits that every individual can not change about themselves. So, like this thread, fast forward two years from now, and the same will be said about trump. Love\Hate trump's personal traits, what is true about trump today will be true about him 2 years from now, and true his very last day.

    As Michele Obama commented, being president expose\reveals the core personality of a person, good\bad\etc. And with trump we are seeing King Jeffery from Game Of Thrones; a immature boy who extremely insecure, but has the power to decide the fate over people without consequences (aside from the obvious, and final outcome of King Jeffery).

    trump, at the end of his presidency, will be symbolically exciled by the will of the nation, including a majority of those who voted for him. We are a tollerant nation, but not to the point where were are going to let a permanently immature boy trapped in a man's body lead the entire nation down a road of that only serves the interests of one person because trump has no leaderships skills to do otherwise.

    What we are seeing is the very best of what trump is able to do, and his very best, is extremely bad.

    Sorry, got off topic, but I see so many parallels to Ben Carson and trump, given what is true about carson two years ago is no different than what is true today.

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    Ben who?