Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson again joined Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day on Thursday to discuss the homosexual community. After appearing on his show last month, Carson said he would try to avoid speaking about gays because he received immediate backlash after declaring that being gay was “absolutely” a choice.
Cuomo began by arguing that if Carson was elected President, he wouldn’t be able to duck questions simply because he didn’t like them.
“You understand that?” Cuomo asked.
Cuomo asked him again about gay issues because he believed they are “a very important issue to the development of the American culture.”
Carson took the questioning in stride this time, noting that sexuality was a personal issue and one that he didn’t find all that interesting, differing from Cuomo in that regard.
“I would like to see as much emphasis on the rights of Christians as there is to some of the other groups,” Carson replied. “I would like to see a much greater conversation about Christians and their rights.”
Cuomo responded by arguing that the LGBT community gets “far less legal protection” than Christians do – while insinuating Carson knew that.
Carson rebutted and schooled Cuomo.
“The important thing is for us as a nation to recognize that all citizens of the United States are protected by our Constitution,” the doctor said. “We need to stop deciding that one group versus another group is the flavor of the day.”
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