BEN CARSON: People Choose To Be Gay, And Prison Proves It

Published on March 4, 2015

Cue the gay rage in three … two … and one.

During a discussion of same-sex marriage, CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender whether he thought being gay was a choice. When Carson replied “absolutely,” Cuomo asked him to explain.

“Because a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight — and when they come out they’re gay,” Carson said on “New Day.” “So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”

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