Presidential wannabe Ben Carson thinks that gays caused the fall of Rome
Republican Ben Carson, who says Muslims are too homophobic to be President, claimed that gay people caused the fall of Rome.
Former Fox pundit and neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson is one of a vast number of Republicans currently in the running for his party’s Presidential nod, and is a strong opponent of LGBT rights.
Dr Carson has espoused a belief that same-sex marriage is a Marxist plot – but claimed earlier this month that Muslims aren’t suitable to be President because they are homophobic.
However, it has emerged that the Republican, who polls show is currently second in the party’s primaries, has blamed homosexuality for the fall of the Roman Empire.
According to Buzzfeed, he wrote in 2012 book America the Beautiful about his opposition to gay rights.
He wrote: “As a Bible-believing Christian, you might imagine that I would not be a proponent of gay marriage.
“I believe God loves homosexuals as much as he loves everyone, but if we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.
He continued: “I don’t believe this to be a political view, but rather a logical and reasoned view with long-term benefits to family structure and the propagation of humankind.
“When children grow up in an environment with loving parents who provide security, they are free to be happy and playful and eager to learn.
“God obviously knew what he was doing when he ordained the traditional family, and we should not denigrate it in order to uplift some alternative.”
Dr Carson has also claimed that he doesn’t believe gay rights are civil rights.
But bewilderingly, the Presidential candidate believes says that you aren’t suitable to be President if you are a Muslim, because of Islamic teachings about gay people.
Dr Carson insisted earlier this month: “I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant [sic] of Islam: Sharia Law.
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“Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed.
“I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants [sic] are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.”
He did not specify why his own overtly anti-LGBT comments make him suitable for being President.
In a speech to the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage’s gala just a year ago, Carson ranted about same-sex marriage being a front for communism.
He said: “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 has also ‘joked’ about poisoning gay wedding cakes.