Ben Carson’s Answer on LGBT “Extra Rights” Will Step on Some Toes

Oh, this is going to cause an angry buzz.

Dr. Ben Carson, Trump’s pick for HUD secretary, surely stepped on some professional victim group toes today, during his confirmation hearing.

During Carson’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) pressed the Housing and Urban Development nominee about whether he would enforce LGBT protections in the public housing sector.

“Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,” Carson responded. “Of course, I think all Americans should be protected by the law.”

“What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get ‘extra rights,’” he added.

Carson’s remarks mirror those from his 2014 CPAC speech: “Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else, but they don’t get extra rights,” Carson said at the time. “They don’t get to redefine marriage.”

You can almost feel the earth-moving, collective gasp of outraged disbelief from the left.

I was never a supporter of Dr. Carson’s during the election season. I felt, and still feel that his entrance into the fray was prompted by others, who felt having a soft-spoken, intelligent black man run for office on the right would be a powerful optic to the world.

That, however, is not to say I don’t respect Dr. Carson.

I do.

He’s an accomplished man, who has saved lives and done much good in the world.

He’s also a Christian, and he has used his platform to speak openly about his beliefs.

Some of his more bold speech involves the gay lobby, and how they’ve pushed an agenda that is meant to give them special rights, above everyone else.

Specifically, they feel entitled to ruin Christian businesses, by demanding those businesses violate their faith, in order to accommodate them.

It’s a focused attack on Christianity.

Don’t believe it? Look for the stories of Islamic businesses being sued or forced to close, because they refused to cater to homosexual events.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say you won’t find them. Mainly because they aren’t out to ruin Muslims, even though the Islamic faith has pretty much the same view of homosexuality.

I don’t know if Dr. Carson will be make it through his confirmation hearing or not.

His only qualification seems to be that he lived in public housing, as a child.

That still makes him more qualified for that job than Trump is for the presidency, but I digress.

Expect to have that particular portion of the hearing beat to death by the usual suspects. No matter what else he says today, I expect to see “extra rights” trending on social media, at some point.

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