Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson, has shocked the mainstream media. Yes, he just said it. They are freaking out now.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program, Dr. Carson defended his statements about transgenderism and the need to “take into consideration everybody’s rights” on the subject.
“I say everybody has equal rights,” he said. “Nobody gets extra rights.” Carson was responding directly to criticism from some local HUD officials in San Francisco during his recent visit there.
He noted that allowing men who claim to be women to enter women’s shelters could be a potential problem. He said that a women’s group “came to me and they were very upset” about this happening.
Carson said, “They said, you know, a big hairy man comes in here and he says he’s a woman and that upsets us because many of us are trying to escape from that. And I’m simply saying we ought to take them into consideration also.”
The accusations that he’s a “bigot” for saying so have been particularly ridiculous. He said that if “somebody wants to be transgender, that’s fine,” and “the Bible tells us that we have to love everybody.”
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