Dr. Benjamin Carson has been touted as a rising star in the Republican party ever since he raised eyebrows at the National Prayer Breakfast by being snarky to President Obama. (Of course, if a liberal had been rude to President Bush, he would have been targeted — literally — by the orcosphere.) But it seems as if the good doctor is already fringing out. On Sean Hannity’s show he laid out his views on marriage equality:
Well, my thoughts are that 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. So he [sic], it’s not something that is against gays, it’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. It has significant ramifications.
So with the GOP’s awkward attempts to get on the good side of marriage equality, this is probably one of those moments that they’d just as soon not have publicized. And I wonder whether Dr. Carson, who is African-American, holds the same view that “changing the definition” of marriage applied to the Supreme Court ruling that banned interracial marriage.
Maybe he and Rep. Don Young should put together a road show for National Brotherhood Week.