Ben Carson: Same-Sex Marriage Is A ‘Finger-In-Your-Eye To God’ – LISTEN

Anti-gay activist Ben Carson joined James Dobson on Family Talk Radio last week to discuss pro-LGBT pastors, reports Right Wing Watch. Ben carson

In a bizarre exchange, Dobson, who argued that bisexual people “have sex with males and females at the same time,” said:

“If men can marry and if the things that are said about same-sex relationships and marriage and the Bible are misunderstandings, what do you do with the rest of LGBT? What do you do with bisexuality? If one of those is right and proper and holy, what about those who have sex with males and females at the same time? That’s called orgies, that’s what it used to be called, or just sleeping around with everybody and it doesn’t matter. How can a Christian minister who reads the Bible condone that?”

Agreeing with Dobson, Carson argued that same-sex marriage is offensive to God:

“Well, you know, my emphasis is that marriage is an institution established by God himself…So when you start distorting that, you’re really going pretty deep into the finger-in-your-eye to God. That’s why I have a hard time understanding why ministers are willing to do that.”

Last month, English comedian Russell Brand made a video criticizing Carson's homophobic views.

Listen to the exchange between Carson and Dobson, AFTER THE JUMP


  1. Rick says

    “Well, you know, my emphasis is that marriage is an institution established by God, himself…..So when you start distorting that, you’re really going pretty deep into the finger-in-your-eye to God”

    Well, given that 72% of the black babies born in the US last year were to fatherless households, I guess black men, the good Reverend’s peer group, have just about poked old God’s eyes completely out by now…..between shooting and stabbing each other…..

  2. UFFDA says

    The Bible is so wide of the mark about the Great Mystery behind life that no evangelical can even begin to grasp it. Such a man’s pronouncements can thus ony be grossly mistaken.

  3. Geoff says

    “…finger in the eye…”. All I could think of was The Three Stooges. Makes much more sense.

  4. Greg says

    It seems god has more hateful, spiteful, mean spirtied spokes persons these days. They don’t seem to want to feed, clothe, house the poor, the defenseless or do anything towards justice or peace anymore. They seem only concerned about how to control the lives of others in an abberent, sociopahtic manner.

  5. TBD says

    Seems ol’ Ben here is worth upwards of $10 million. And as we all know what Jesus said:

    And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24″Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

    Guess he’s screwed.

  6. Johnny says

    Nutty, religious man speaks about marriage equality and I hear: “Wah wah wah wah, wah wah, wah wah wah wah, wah wah…”

  7. Princely says

    Dear Republican Party: Please, please, please run Ben Carson as your nominee. I need a good sitcom to watch.

  8. Princely says

    Also, @RICK, that 72% isn’t for ‘fatherless households’. Its stated (by the CDC) as for ‘unmarried mothers’, which doesn’t exactly state the household is ‘fatherless’. If you’re going to make this about race, get your facts tight.

  9. woody says

    He really throws a wrench in the whole idea of “brain surgeon” being synonymous with intelligence.

  10. woodroad34 says

    Has he looked in a mirror lately? That’s the “finger in God’s eye”

    What’s that saying from Matthew 7:3? “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

  11. Debase says

    Ben Carson sees himself as “proper and holy”?!
    He sees himself as a mouthpiece for “God”?!

    I wonder what version of hell he belongs in.

  12. codyj says

    OMG, a bigoted,relig fundie,who is also a brain surgeon? HMMM,next he’ll mandate lobotomys for all lbgts…jeese

  13. Mona says

    And we’re supposed to believe that an ALL POWERFUL god, doesn’t have the power to remove the finger, if he doesn’t want it there? Or that this same god needs Ben Carson to speak for him?

  14. ascanius says

    too bad for uncle ben there’s no credible evidence for anything supernatural–much less for the barbaric totalitarian sky deity of the bible.

    people need to stand up and challenge our politicians when they indulge in this kind of bible babble.

  15. JJ says

    If God didn’t want fingers in eyes, he wouldn’t have made them so pokey. I know some will disagree with me, but this is just how I feel deep down, and that’s how I know I’m right.

  16. Robert M. says

    Ben Carson is an ignorant, ignorant man. I wouldn’t let him operate on me if he was the last option between me and death…

  17. jerza says

    My gut reaction to all this kind of vitriol is, “And…?”

    I mean I can’t argue that homosexuality doesn’t go against his definition of Christianity and righteousness, so why bother?

    The fact is there are a thousand different denominations in America, and most people agree the only way this country works is if none of them get to define things.

  18. Craig says

    It’s funny when these so-called “christians” keep arguing about marriage and religion yet not once in any of the marriage equality cases that have been brought forward has either the bible or god even been mentioned as a reason to stop marriage equality. Quite simply they know it’s not a valid argument.

  19. northalabama says

    when did his god begin working at the courthouse? gay marriage is about local, state, and federal law, not religianity.

    you, your minister’s followers, and your invisible friend can personally define marriage however your cult-like organizations prefer, but when it comes to american law books, hands off! fingers & eyes, too…

  20. Bernie says

    It is too bad that Mr. Carson can’t take a sex education class and have someone put a finger in his eye so that when he does spout his dribble, at least some of it might be factual…..bisexuals, orgies and having sex with males and females doesn’t even make sense even for someone as ignorant as Carson…….He is supposed to be a retired doctor…..but maybe he missed the class on bisexuals that day…………

  21. Terry says

    So what’s so wrong with fingering god. My BF often says “oh god” when I finger him so I guess this guy has a point.

  22. doug105 says

    Interesting facts about Dr. Ben Carson, Conservative Icon:

    1. raised by a single mother
    2. raised in public housing
    3. fed with food stamps.
    4. supported with welfare wasnt-dependent-on-government
    5. kept healthy with medicaid…
    6. educated in public schools
    7. got eyeglasses from state agency
    8. benefited from affirmative action to enter college
    9. used federal loans and Pell grants in undergrad school
    10. benefited from affirmative action to enter medical school
    11. med school paid for with grant from USPHS*
    12. said: “The disintegration of the family unit and the welfare state are enslaving African-Americans and ruining their futures.”

  23. Bill says

    One minor point – he didn’t really say that bisexuals in general have sex with men and women simultaneously. He was rather trying a “slippery slope” argument that said, if we think any in the LGBT category are OK, then why aren’t orgies OK too?

    You know, its a “slippery slope” no matter what the coefficient of friction is, and all slopes magically get steeper the further you go down them.

    There must be a rule that religious people are never, ever asked serious questions that might make their sillier beliefs look obviously silly. Unless, of course, it is a religion out of favour.

  24. NE1 says

    And now the .001% of me that was kind of nervous about his potential run for President feels better. His chances are now a solid 0%.

  25. jamal49 says

    Dear Ben, What I’d like to do is stick my finger in your eye. Better yet, maybe stick my finger up your @$$. You’d love it, you know you would, Ben.

  26. Frank Provasek says

    Let’s make marriage conform to the Bible!
    Deuteronomy 25:5-10.
    “When brothers reside together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her, taking her in marriage and performing the duty of a husband’s brother to her.
    Genesis 4:19
    And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

    Deuteronomy 21:15-17
    “If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn, but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.”