Republican potential presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, experienced an epiphany recently after taking some heavy flack for expressing his opinion that homosexuality is a “choice” and backing up the argument by declaring that people “go to prison straight – and when they come out they’re gay.”
Upon serious reflection, and to his credit, the good Dr. apologized for his ignorant insensitive comments. He now says that he no longer wants to talk about LGBT issues. That topic – a person’s sexual orientation -- “I think it’s a personal issue and we ought to leave it as a personal issue... Leave the personal issues to the personal people.”
Ditto with the topic of so-called gay conversion therapy intended by some misguided individuals to “cure” gays of their homosexuality. "That kind of thing should be left to therapists and to individuals. I don't think it's anybody else's business," says Carson.
"The important thing is for us as a nation to recognize that all citizens of the United Sates are protected by our constitution. We need to stop deciding that one group versus another group is the flavor of the day and we need to do things that provide for justice and liberty for everybody."
Now, if only Dr. Carson could persuade his fellow candidates to do the same, i.e. keep their controversial opinions regarding religion and private personal social issues to themselves, perhaps the GOP will have a better chance of beating the Democrat in 2016. Ranting about religion and social issues as they have done in the past is a losing political proposition and Carson found that out the hard way.
The rest of the Republican field should experience for themselves Ben Carson’s gay epiphany.