Rising conservative star Dr. Ben Carson, who has been criticized for linking gay marriage to bestiality and pedophilia, responded to critics Monday on Mark Levin's radio show.
Carson, who is the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, said he represents an existential threat to liberals. "They need to shut me up, they need to get rid of me," Carson said. "They can't find anything else to delegitimize me, so they take my words, misrepresent them and try to make it seem that I'm a bigot."
"And you're attacked also, in many respects, because of your race," Levin said. "Because you're not supposed to think like this and talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don't like it, do they?"
"Well, you know, they're the most racist people there are," Carson said. "Because, you know, they put you in a little category, a little box, you have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?"
On Fox News' "Hannity" last week, as the Supreme Court heard landmark gay rights cases, Carson shared his views on gay marriage: “Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established fundamental pillar of society. And no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition. So it’s not something that’s against gays. It’s, it’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. It has significant ramifications.”
Carson is scheduled to be Johns Hopkins' commencement speaker this year. Faced with a petition calling for him to drop out as speaker, Carson on Friday said he would be willing to step aside.
Listen to Carson's appearance on the Mark Levin Show, via Mediaite:
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