Hopkins Doc Ditches Grad Speech in Gay Marriage Storm
Bestiality comparison enraged students
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2013 2:13 AM CDT
President Bush presents The Lincoln Medal to Dr. Benjamin Carson, right, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Ben Carson is following through with his offer to step down as commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins medical school, where he works. Students launched a petition after Carson's comments regarding gay marriage, bestiality, and pedophilia. "Given all the national media surrounding my statements as to my belief in traditional marriage, I believe it would be in the best interest of the students for me to voluntarily withdraw," he wrote in a letter to a dean who'd also attacked his comments. Carson added that he didn't want to "distract from the celebratory nature of the day," the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Apr 11, 2013 9:03 AM CDT
What Ben Carson and all other rightwing social conservatives must understand is that people are born straight or gay but thinking like an idiot is learned.
Apr 11, 2013 8:08 AM CDT
If gay marriage is a civil rights issue, then why do you lefties want everyone to have marriage equality instead of one group. I know the left thinks that's crazy now but 10 years ago everyone thought guys marrying guys and girls marrying girls was crazy.
Apr 11, 2013 8:08 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... I can't see any perverted sexual difference between gay and lesbian, bestiality, and pedophilia, and I agree with Doctor Carson views. --- Unnatural sex with the same sex as you, or with animals, or with children, is unnatural and all the same .. and how mentally sick it is, or not .. is argumentative. Some straight people, will accept the gay and lesbians .. as unnatural .. but acceptable. And the gay and lesbians, will believe bestiality and pedophilia, is sick and degusting .. and unacceptable. And a lot of straight people, will find gay and lesbians as sick and degusting, and unacceptable .. as .. the bestiality and pedophilia's. HOW sick and degusting a person see's the disgustng sick behavor of the others .. is .. whatever the person is, or whatever some family members are. Straight people, are on the whole, disgusted with gay and lesbians, beastality, and pediphelia's. Gays and lesbians are disgusted with bestiality, and pedophilia's .. but .. truth be told .. Unnatural sex is unnatural .. and is as sick and unnatural, with the same sex as themselves, or with animals, or with children. People will have sex with themselves, with objects, or with the same sex as themdelves, and with animals, and with children .. because physiatrists told them .. any and all sex, is natural .. since their ancestral ancestors were monkeys. Truth be told ---------------------------------------- REALLY