A Fox News pundit has claimed that same-sex marriage is a “plot” conceived by the New World Order to impose communism.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson – who arose as a household figure when he became the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head – made the comments last week.

He was speaking at the National Organization for Marriage’s gala, which followed their failed March for Marriage event.

He said: “[America’s] strength lies in our unity. And there are so many forces that are there to try to destroy that unity —the only way to bring America down.

“If you look in a lot of writings of the Neo-Marxists when they talk about the New World Order, they say there’s only one stick in the mud: how do you get them out of the way and how do you change them?

“They said there were two things: their Judeo-Christian faith, and their strong families. Those were the things that had to be attacked, and those things have been systematically attacked.

“There’s a book called the Naked Communist… it lays out the whole agenda of how to attack the family and the Judeo-Christian values, to weaken the structure of America.

“This stuff is not secret, you can read about it. You can see all the things that are happening in America today.”

He continued later: “When we talk about liberty and justice for all, doesn’t that mean that people can be left alone, that no-one else gets to change definitions on them and change life for them?”

“They have no right to say to me that I must change the way I think in order to accommodate what they believe.

“That’s where the injustice comes from, and we have to understand that.”

Carson apologised last year, after comparing gay people to paedophiles.

Watch the clip, via Right Wing Watch: