Let’s refresh ourselves: here’s what Ben Carson, ex-neurosurgeon, staunch creationist and Seventh-Day Adventist, and far-right Republican, said about gays at Iowa’s recent “Freedom Summit,” which is looking more and more like a confederacy of dunces. As The Hill reported, Carson said this:
“What I have a problem with is when people try to force people to act against their beliefs because they say ‘they’re discriminating against me.’ So they can go right down the street and buy a cake, but no, let’s bring a suit against this person because I want them to make my cake even though they don’t believe in it. Which is really not all that smart because they might put poison in that cake,” he said to chuckles from some of his staff and dead silence from the journalists in the room.
In this interview from Fox News, Carson’s asked about that remark, and rather than simply say he’s sorry, which would have been the smart thing to do, he says that those who were offended are “immature”:
Note how he adds that he’s not a politician, even though he’s running for President. That’s like someone telling you he’s not a plumber while he’s getting paid to fix your sink.
He should have kept his day job.