Ben Carson's remarks that being gay is
a choice became a recurring joke on Saturday Night Live's
Carson, a possible GOP presidential
candidate, said during an interview last week that being gay is
“absolutely” a choice because prison can make people gay: “[A]
lot of people go into prison straight and when they come out they're
Carson opposed to marriage equality because some inmates turn gay in
The skit comedy show's news segment
mocked Carson's remarks.
“Potential presidential candidate Dr.
Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, said this week that homosexuality is a
choice because many people go to prison straight and when they come
out they're gay,” Michael Che said. “Kind of like how in that
last sentence Dr. Carson went in as a neurosurgeon and came out as a
“Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for
president, said that homosexuality is a choice. Unfortunately for
him, so are elections,” Che
Co-host Colin Jost also piled in:
“Carson made the comments to himself over and over again in a men's
“This just in,” Jost added. “Dr.
Ben Carson is no longer a candidate for president.”
Beck declares Ben Carson's campaign over after saying prison turns