Republican presidential candidate Ben
Carson said last week that allowing gay couples to marry would lead
to plural marriages.
Carson made his comments during an
interview with conservative radio host Eric Metaxas.
The retired neurosurgeon told Metaxas
that he's a “very reasonable and tolerant person” and has
“nothing against gay people whatsoever” before claiming that the
unions of gay couples “negate the word of God.”
“If you change the definition of
marriage for one group, what do you have for the next group that
comes along and want it changed?” Carson
asked. “Can you say, 'Oh no, we're just changing it for one
group and it'll be this way forever.' How is that fair? It just
doesn't make sense.”
Polygamy, Carson continued, is “the
natural next question. And on it goes from there.”
“If you can do that with one part of
the word of God, you can do it with the rest of it too,” Carson
said. “Toss the whole thing in the garbage.”
After he was criticized in June for
claiming that being gay is a choice because prison can make a person
gay, Carson vowed to no longer discuss gay rights.