Ben Carson Thinks Christian ‘Discrimination’ More Important Than Gay Rights (VIDEO)

On the friendly airwaves of Fox News Wednesday night, Dr. Ben Carson had sympathetic ears when he stated that gay rights are not civil rights. How does he know that? Because gays don’t have to drink from separate water fountains. Seriously.

Speaking about his earlier interview with CNN‘s Chris Cuomo, Carson bemoaned the fact that Cuomo made him “lose his cool.” Which is why he said that being gay is a choice and that prison proves this, Carson claimed. He admitted to Fox‘s Bret Baier that this was a “boneheaded” response but, poor baby, Cuomo made him say it:

“I was a little bit irritated that he was equating the whole [homosexuality] issue with the Civil Rights movement. Because, quite frankly, I didn’t remember any times when there were signs up that says, you know, ‘everybody else here and gay people have to drink at this fountain.'”

Apparently, though, even saying something like that on Fox News offended some people. So Carson turned to CNN to try to defend his comments. Lucky host Brianna Keilar got the call. She did try to get him to answer the pertinent question, whether gays are discriminated against. But Carson was having none of it. He wanted to move on to something “more important.” Like Christian persecution. Oh, yes he did.

“I’m saying there – every group faces some type of discrimination. Christians face a lot of discrimination. I wish we would talk more about that.”

Christians face persecution in America? Where? How? This Christian Persecution Complex© is really getting out of hand. Todd Starnes, though, keeps flogging the idea an Fox and his viewers eat it up. He has made up tons of myths about Christians being persecuted in America because who doesn’t feel better about being a loser if they think they are being unfairly picked on? From the myth of Air Force Sgt. Phillip Monk’s supposedly being relieved of his duties because he disagreed with a gay commander (not true). To the first-grader who was stopped from talking about her family’s Christmas traditions because, Christian (not true). To reports of students being forced to kiss classmates of the same sex…. there’s just too many to recount. But all of them are untrue. But they are used anyway to whip up the right-wing base.

People For The American Way put it best in their long debunking of the Christian Persecution Complex ©:

“The Religious Right’s ‘religious liberty’ argument too often translates into an effort to suppress the liberties of people who don’t share their specific religious beliefs: people of other faiths, atheists, women seeking reproductive freedom, LGBT people and Christians who don’t share the Religious Right’s political agenda.”

Sorry, but when you have your Bibles confiscated, churches burned and gun-toting idiots protesting outside your sanctuary then you can talk about being persecuted. Nobody is stopping you from worshiping as you wish or burning you at the stake for heresy. Until they do, please just stop it.

Dr. Carson, your insistence on placing debunked myths ahead of actual people’s rights is deplorable. Gay rights ARE civil rights because every American is protected by the Constitution. Every. Single. American. You know, that paper you pretend to revere yet piss on every day? Try reading it you poseur.

Here’s video from CNN:

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