Ben Carson … auditioning to be the Herman Cain of 2016… said something Todd Akin-worthy on CNN recently.
When Carson was asked by Chris Cuomo whether being gay is a choice, he replied: “Absolutely.”
“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question,” Carson said.
That was a bad answer, and most people would recognize that. And a person of decency and intelligence might respond to his statement by refuting it with logic and reason, by pointing out the myriad flaws in his analogy.
But Dan Savage is not a decent person, and he is not a particularly intelligent person. He is a crude, hate-filled progressive leftist, and he responded in the manner of a crude, hate-filled progressive leftist.