Christian conservative Bryan Fischer
thinks Ben Carson's presidential aspirations are on shaky ground
after he apologized for saying that prison can make people gay.
Appearing Wednesday on CNN's New
Day, Carson was asked if being gay was a choice.
“Absolutely,” Carson answered.
“Because a lot of people go into prison straight and when they come
out they're gay.”
Carson opposed to marriage equality because some inmates turn gay in
Later in the day, Carson apologized for
the remark and vowed he would no longer talk about gay rights.
Fischer told his radio listeners that
Carson was sending a troubling message.
“Dr. Carson seems to be not
considering the possibility that some people could be offended
because he apologized,” Fischer
said on Thursday. “They're disappointed in him because he
He added that Carson was listening to
“the wrong people.”
“He may have done fatal damage to his
campaign with his apology last night,” he said. “The bottom line
is that on homosexuality and maybe on everything else, Ben Carson
needs to decide right now whether he is going to listen to God or his
handlers. His career is in the balance.”