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06/30/2014

Ben Carson, the go-to guy for anti-gay galas

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 At 9.02.31 AmHe's already gone after LGBT rights while keynoting at galas for the National Organization For Marriage and the Illinois Family Institute. Fox News contributor and rumored 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson is next heading to the extremely anti-LGBT Pacific Justice Institute, a California organization that has engaged in just about every battle we've face in the Golden State over the past decade or so:

Ben Carson Is Keynoting For Another Anti-LGBT Hate Group [EQ Matters]

In his speech at NOM's silly little gala, Carson spent considerable time acting like people who criticize his political engagement are somehow making stuff up or otherwise being unfair toward him and the ridiculous rhetorical choices he so often makes. Because that's how people on his side of things now work—decidedly, deliberately, and consistently. They can align themselves with as many openly hostile groups as they want, and collect as many paychecks as possible off of a truly cruel machine that has a stated purpose of depriving certain human beings of rights, if not worth, based solely on who they are. But those of us who say, "Wow, that was a bad choice!" are turned into some sort of bad actors for simply documenting the facts and pushing back against that political person's for-profit choices.

It's actually just another form of bullying, which they think they are dishing out stealthily. They aren't. We see right through it, and we won't be cowed.

Ben Carson is making a high-dollar decision to lend his name toward rabid anti-gay discrimination. His right; his choice. And my right (duty?) to tell him it's a mistake.

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