(The Hill) --- Dr. Ben Carson on Friday apologized for remarks he made earlier in the week linking homosexuality to bestiality.
“I love gay people. I love straight people,” Carson said on CNN's “The Situation Room.” “So this was really, I think, on my behalf, somewhat insensitive and I certainly apologize if I offended anyone, because I was not in any way comparing gays with people who engage in bestiality or sexual child abuse.”
Carson became an overnight sensation on the right after criticizing President Obama, who was seated directly to his right, at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.
The pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University has since ramped up his profile giving interviews to cable news outlets, but ran into trouble this week when he was asked to weigh in on the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court on Sean Hannity’s radio show.
Carson said that marriage is “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.”
NAMBLA is the North American Man/Boy Love Association.
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