American television personality, Glenn Beck called the renowned retired neurosurgeon, Ben Carson a ‘lunatic’ a few days ago, and also said his presidential career as a potential 2016 GOP candidate is over for recently saying that homosexuality is “absolutely” a choice, as stated on his personal blog. This backlash comes after Carson said on CNN that inmates go into prison straight, and come out as gay, while citing the following as an example:
“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?”
The conservative political commentator while referring to Ben Carson as a “lunatic” also said his comments were “ridiculous,” and he should forget about his presidential career.
“Goodbye to his presidential career,” said Beck. “It’s over. It’s over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic… That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement.”
“It’s not just that he didn’t see [the question] coming,” Beck continued. “It’s that he just thought that was a good answer. That was good enough for him. Just [imagine] I’m at a cocktail party and I’m talking to a friend and they say ‘well yeah, you know, you go to prison and you’re straight, you get out and you’re gay,’ don’t you look at your friend — I don’t care if he’s the guy who works at the 7-Eleven and he’s not running for president ever — don’t you go, ‘That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’?”
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Carson has since apologized for his remarks and in response to Beck’s comments, Carson’s spokesman stated below:
“Dr. Carson has a very deep well of support across this country, and he’s in the process of gauging its strength and potential. We recognize there are many challenges, and one comment cannot and will not derail Ben Carson from answering the many American voices desperate for real leadership,” noted the spokesman.
“His position on gay marriage is nearly identical to all the possible candidates. He just did something very un-Washington; he told a reporter the truth about the right of states to determine their own laws reflecting the wishes of their own citizens. He apologized for his prison analogy but not for his position on gay marriage,” he added.
Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon who is highly revered as the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. He is also a former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a position he rose to at the age of 33 which made him the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history.