Some Johns Hopkins students are campaigning to have Dr. Ben Carson pulled from this year’s commencement speaker line-up. They are angry about the comments the well-known neurosurgeon, made about same sex marriage. Carson has since apologized for having offended anyone and indicated he might withdraw from the commencement role. That would be a shame. The students could certainly benefit from what this self made alumnus has to say.
Dr. Carson, who rocketed to political fame after simply and eloquently pointing out the weaknesses of President Obama’s divisive policies during the National Prayer Breakfast, which Obama attended, made the same sex marriage comments on Fox News Tuesday night. Host Sean Hannity asked Carson his opinion on same-sex marriage, given the Supreme Court’s consideration of two gay (same-sex) marriage cases this week.
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Carson said I believe “Marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.” Now that is what he said. How can anyone disagree with the logic and truth imparted by his statement.
Since the Middle Ages the term Marriage is reserved to a man and woman joining together as a unit. The word marriage has been used since Ancient Rome to describe the union of man and woman. It has always referred to the mutual consent of a man and a woman to wed (form a union). The term marriage is synonymous with another word wedlock which was also used in the Middle Ages in conjunction with Matrimony.
The Miriam Webster Dictionary defines the word marriage as a union of 2 people of the opposite sex. It does not say 3 people or 2 people of the same sex. It specifically says 2 people of the opposite sex. The only recognized source that even mentions the possibility of same-sex marriage is “Psychology Today”, a magazine. So where is Dr Carson wrong. He is not wrong, but the students have been indoctrinated to believe that homosexual activity is a good life style and is widely accepted. Today is a snapshot in history. Gay acceptance is being driven by the homosexual lobby and money in Washington DC. That is why Obama and other Liberal Progressives have evolved to accept same-sex marriage.
The Liberal oriented Health and Human Rights Student Group on Campus began circulating a petition, linked out of its Facebook page, challenging Dr. Carson’s selection as the 2013 commencement speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. That is the fallacy of the social media. Comments, opinions devoid of fact are foisted on the internet as fact. These students accused Carson of effectively comparing “gay relationships with pedophilia and bestiality.” Of course that is their slanted view. However, in many ways Dr. Carson is right. The students can’t see the forest for the trees because they have been taught to think that way by Liberal Progressive Professors who grew their teeth in the ’70’s. If same-sex is accepted, then why can’t you have bestiality, S&M, Incestuous, polygamy and any other combination of human beings. Once you open the barn door, all the animals can enter.
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I bet If you asked any one of these students when the term “Gay” was coined to describe the homosexual life style they probably couldn’t tell you. Up until the 1980’s the “Gay” community as we know it today, did not exist. The word gay is defined as carefree and was used widely to describe life in the 1890’s, better known as the “Gay Nineties”. It was also used by Hollywood which had its own problems in the 1930’s. If someone cross-dressed in a comedic fashion they were referred to as gay. It wasn’t until after the Aids virus was introduced around 1986 that the term “Gay” was used as a term to describe someone who engaged in same-sex relationships. The Aids virus was described as being a homosexually transmitted disease. After heterosexual men were infected by blood transfusions, blood banks were not allowed to accept blood donated by homosexuals or someone who had sex with one or prostitutes. That practice is still in place today.
In the words of the students, “At the time of his nomination, Dr. Carson was known to most of us as a world-class neurosurgeon and passionate advocate for education. Many of us had read his books and looked up to him as a role model in our careers,” the group said. “Since then, however, several public events have cast serious doubt on the appropriateness of having Dr. Carson speak at our graduation.”
What changed. Nothing except that Dr Carson offended the Professors and supporters of President Obama. Dr. Carson is still the same simple, self reliant, and eloquent speaker who wowed the audience at the National Prayer Breakfast. He has so much knowledge and good advice to impart.
If the misguided students at Johns Hopkins can’t see that it is their loss, not his. Even to that end, Dr. Carson on Friday told MSNBC it’s “their day and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their parade.” As for Dr. Carson, he has already been elevated by so many in the country, even grudgingly by the people in Hollywood when Cuba Gooding Jr. played the part of Dr. Carson in a movie about his life. Carson was hailed by conservatives, and even landed a speaking role at the Conservative Political Action Conference, for his remarks in February. So if he doesn’t speak at the commencement it is their loss not his.
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