This could be the best highlight, in my opinion, from the Republican debate last night.
As a ministry leader, it’s so easy to be misunderstood on the issue of homosexuality. Just because I believe in the biblical view of marriage doesn’t mean I hate or fear homosexuals–or I’m trying to suppress their rights. I can be friends with people who don’t see things the way I do–or don’t hold the same beliefs. Having different beliefs doesn’t make me intolerant. Not even close.
No matter where you are politically, I think Ben Carson’s words are excellent food for thought.
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“I believe that our Constitution protects everybody regardless of their sexual orientation or any other aspect. I also believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. And there is no reason that you can’t be perfectly fair to the gay community. They shouldn’t automatically assume that because you believe marriage is between one man and one woman that you are a homophobe. This is one of the myths that the left perpetuates on our society. This is how they frighten people and get people to shut up. You know that’s what the “PC” culture is all about and it’s destroying this nation. And the fact of the matter is, we the American people are not each other’s enemies. It’s those people who are trying to divide us who are the enemies and we need to make that very clear to everybody.”