Presidential Hopeful Raises Eyebrows With CNN Interview on Homosexuality — Here’s the Clip

Mar 4, 2015  •  Post A Comment

In an interview this morning with Chris Cuomo on the CNN show “New Day,” presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson offered views on homosexuality that many observers may find controversial.

Carson has not formally declared his candidacy for president, but has reportedly formed an exploratory committee to contemplate a bid for the Republican nomination in 2016. In the interview, Cuomo asked whether being gay is a choice and Carson responded: “Absolutely.”

Carson, a neurosurgeon, indicated that homosexuality can be proved to be a choice because some people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”

Carson’s argument, CNN reports, “is at odds with the majority of the medical community, including the American Psychological Association, who says ‘most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.'”

Here’s the clip:


  1. Hes done. The GOP can’t nominAte that clown….

  2. One more self serving blathering idiot removed from the list…Thank God.

    • C’mon. You don’t really believe in God. So, stop thanking Him.

  3. Carson made the comment, not Cuomo. (Typo.)

    • Thanks for pointing that out, Steve. We fixed it.

      Chuck Ross
  4. OMG – that guy is a neurosurgeon? with a license to operate and diagnose? has he learned nothing?

  5. People masturbate too, does that mean that they are in love with their hand? Or perhaps it has to do with what is available. Doubt that many inmates have a “choice”. It doesn’t have one damn thing to do with your sexual orientation. This guy is scary.

  6. Ben Carson received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Yale. He received his MD from U. Michigan Medical School. His specialty was pediatric neurosurgery. He is a Morman. Somehting went wrong.

  7. What year is this? Do people really care? Oh, that’s right, they do. He has to win over the “Bible Conservatives” who are still stuck in the Dark Ages….Trust me when I say this: I have a feeling that we are in for far bigger problems than what people think about homosexuality…

  8. How can people still believe that homosexuality (or heterosexuality) is a choice? I cannot look at another man and think “Boy I need to get me some of that!” It just doesn’t work that way. Anyone that says that sexual orientation is a choice, is more than likely trying to hide their own doubts about which way they swing. Here is an idea…keep sexual preferences out of politics altogether. No rational person cares anymore. Let consenting adults love who they want, marry who they want, and everyone keep their big noses and religions out of everyone’s business. There. I fixed it. Now let’s go on to the real problems in the world today.

  9. Absolutely. But now Sexual Orientation drives some political discourse because they can court a very desirable demographic: “Single men with money who happen to like other men.” I am out, but I do not wear it on my sleave….but rather, on my blouse…LOL!

    Republican Candidate:
    All Americans have the right to be who they are…even if they are Bruce Jenner…

    Democratic Candidate:
    “Every American can have the right to be like ‘Sara Bruce Jenner.'”

    It is all in the wording.

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