Badass Woman Asks Ben Carson If He Thinks She Chose To Be Gay

Back in March, Ben Carson stopped by CNN’s New Day to have a chat with Andrew Cuomo about some things. One of those things was his belief that being gay is a choice.

Specifically, he said “a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay. Did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”

Carson’s comments on this have been largely forgotten in light of the myriad other absurd things he’s said–but it’s something we need to remember. Because when these people say things like this, they say it in the hopes that it will appeal to the prejudices of their base, and that everyone else will just let it be swept under the rug.

Thus, I was delighted to see this little interaction which took place while Carson was campaigning in Staten Island–in which an LGBT activist confronted Carson and directly asked him if he thought she chose to be gay.

Carson’s response? “Did you choose to be gay? That’s a long conversation.”

No it’s not, Ben Carson. No, it’s not. That is a yes or no question. Either you believe that or you don’t, and if you do believe it than you should have the chutzpah to say it to people’s faces.

The woman replied to Carson, saying “I think you’re full of shit.” And yeah– yeah he is.

ABC News