Former neurosurgeon and failed presidential candidate Ben Carson, the man Bill Maher once described as proving it was possible to be both smart and dumb at the same time, is back to making asinine statements.
No, he doesn’t have a new theory about what the pyramids were really used for, instead he comes with a warning: same-sex marriage, already legal for over a year, will somehow lead to mass killings in a world where it is “every man for himself.”
The Trump supporter doesn’t blame guns, or the increase of bigoted and hateful rhetoric, or even the nation’s mental health crisis. No, he puts the blame squarely at the feet of gay marriage.
Carson has apparently not changed his opinion, previously expressed, that same-sex marriage is some sort of Neo-Marxist New World Order plot designed to take down the country from within.
In a speech to the Pensmore National Symposium on Religious Liberty on Friday at the College of the Ozarks, Carson encouraged the audience to stand firm on their beliefs and faith, or else there will be “mass killings once again,” warning, “The peace that we experience now will be a memory only. This is the nation that stands between peace and utter chaos,” the Springfield News-Leader reports.
He expounded on this at a press conference held after his speech with reporters who asked him to clarify through what legislative nightmare apocalypse might first arise.
“The whole gay marriage issue,” he said.
“Why must they change it?” he asked, before answering himself, “I believe the reason is, if you can change the word of God in one area, then you can change it in every area. It’s the camel’s nose under the tent, and it will just be an avalanche of one thing after the other.”
“We won’t have anything that we can use as our reference point because we will have thrown out God’s word,” he added, seemingly unaware that our laws are not based on the Bible and that fire is currently not raining down from the sky. “It’ll be every man for himself, every man deciding for himself what is right and what is wrong, and that can’t possibly lead to a good place.”
Carson also attacked transgender rights during his speech, or as he called it “the transgender stuff,” which he denounced as “absurd.”
He previously said being trans “doesn’t make any sense” and called trans people “abnormal.” He has also once asked why LGBTQ military members would want to be able to serve openly.
He has also recently received criticism for his dismissal of Trump’s brag about committing sexual assault as “locker room talk,” as Trump does himself, and suggesting to CNN host Brianna Kielar that the problem is she, and others, just haven’t heard it before.