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Ben Carson: ‘Abnormal’ LGBTQ people shouldn’t receive ‘extra rights’

In a particularly bumbling interview with a Catholic news network that suggests Ben Carson is lacking in anything resembling common sense or even lucidity, the Republican presidential candidate lamented marriage equality and protections aimed at transgender people, calling both of them “extra rights” for “a few people who perhaps are abnormal.”

He then intimates that if the next president’s Supreme Court nominees want to protect LGBTQ rights, you might as well “say goodbye to America.” (Which sounds like a rather fine idea every time Carson opens his mouth and words haphazardly flop out of it.)

The comments were made during an interview with the Witherspoon Institute’s Matthew Franck, as part of a series of cringeworthy conversations with skin-crawly presidential candidates that are best avoided altogether.

Watch the interview below:

h/t: Right Wing Watch

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