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Ben Carson Volunteers To Shut Up For A Change, Cancels Commencement Speech

Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who became the latest darling of the right wing for espousing the usual nutty causes, won’t be inflicting his ideas on Johns Hopkins graduates this year.

Carson has withdrawn as the university commencement speaker after igniting a firestorm by lumping marriage equality into the same category as pedophilia and bestiality.

Carson’s comments two weeks ago led to a petition from students calling for his ouster as the commencement speaker, as well as a humiliating public rebuke from the dean of the medical faculty.

Of course, for a man who has been singlehandedly trying to revive the phrase “political correctness” as a battle cry for conservatives, Carson decided to step aside because he was the victim of –  you guessed it — political correctness, instead of — you know — being a homophobe.

“Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that the emphasis on political correctness will decrease and we will start emphasizing rational discussion of differences so we can actually resolve problems and chart a course that is inclusive of everyone,” Carson wrote in his letter of withdrawal.

In other words, “I’m not sorry.”

Photo: White House 

By:           John Gallagher
On:           Apr 11, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      It’s hysterical.. and ironic.. that he should mention “rational discussion” and “inclusiveness” in his non-apology. From everything he’s been saying so far, neither of those things are part of his belief system.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      And there goes the Left in their never-ending quest to honor the first amendment by silencing opposing opinions.
      I guess free speech only applies to people who agree with your ideology.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      “I’m too cowardly to own my ignorance in person and it’s somebody else’s fault.”

      Apr 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dresden
      Dresden

      @BJ McFrisky: No one has silenced him… he always was and still remains free to say whatever he wants. But, so are the people that petitioned against him giving that commencement speech. They’ve got as much right to state their displeasure over what he said, as he did when he originally said it.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      To make matters worse he’s from Detroit, damn.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      You have to question the integrity and moral character of a man who would so carelessly and callously smear a whole group of people with some of the most nastiest, perverse, and disgusting labels that a cold-blooded, malicious, and vindictive smuck could inflict upon innocent victims.
      And why? To look like a big man in front of his neanderthal friends.

      Apr 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @MK Ultra: 6

      Say it again friend……

      “You have to question the integrity and moral character of a man who would so carelessly and callously smear a whole group of people with some of the most nastiest, perverse, and disgusting labels that a cold-blooded, malicious, and vindictive smuck could inflict upon innocent victims.”

      Apr 12, 2013 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      We need to be nice to the man! he can get a job in my house washing dishes. AdamHomo

      Apr 13, 2013 at 5:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      @Dionte: Ho no! he is from Detroit, WTF! HIS FACE STILL HERE! Queerty, get him out of here. AdamHomo

      Apr 18, 2013 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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