Speaking to reporters after his rousing speech at Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit yesterday, former neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson used a bizarre example of poisoned cake to explain why its a-okay for anti-gay bakers to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
The Hill reports:
Carson also criticized political correctness as he answered a question about gay marriage — and followed up by flaunting decorum with the type of comment that endears him with the base but could hurt his cross-party appeal.
"What I have a problem with is when people try to force people to act against their beliefs because they say 'they're discriminating against me.' So they can go right down the street and buy a cake, but no, let's bring a suit against this person because I want them to make my cake even though they don't believe in it. Which is really not all that smart because they might put poison in that cake," he said to chuckles from some of his staff and dead silence from the journalists in the room.