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Ben Carson: Same-Sex Marriage Disrespects God, Leads to Polygamy

Ben Carson: Same-Sex Marriage Disrespects God, Leads to Polygamy


The Republican presidential candidate wants to reverse this year's marriage equality ruling.

Physician and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is again talking about marriage equality, this time saying it will lead to legalized polygamy and already tosses the "word of God" into the "garbage."

Carson was speaking to conservative radio host Eric Metaxas on the subject, with the candidate claiming he had "nothing against gay people whatsoever." Oddly, Carson wanted to know what he could do to mollify gay people if he refused to change his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Metaxas said, "When someone is winning they want to push us as far as they can," claiming that many gay people are fighting too hard for rights and railing against so-called "religious freedom."

Carson followed that up with the old trope that marriage equality will lead to newer definitions of marriage. "The natural next question" is opening up marriage to more than two partners, he said.

"Effectively what it does is it takes away from the tradition of family we've known for thousands of years, but also it negates an important part of the word of God," he said. "And if you can do that with one part of the word of God, you can do it with the rest of it too. Toss the whole thing in the garbage.

"Obviously, many people don't care about the word of God," Metaxas said.

Read more here on Buzzfeed and listen below.

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