Ben Carson Says Judges Who Support Gay Marriage Should Be Benched

Ben Carson Says Judges Who Support Gay Marriage Should Be Benched

The retired neurosurgeon says Congress should reprimand or eject them.

Published January 22, 2015

Making controversial comments is fast becoming a thing for retired neurosurgeon and potential presidential contender Ben Carson. Speaking on a podcast by conservative broadcaster Steve Deace on Tuesday, Carson said that Congress should eject judges who support gay marriage, which he says is unconstitutional.

"When judges do not carry out their duties in an appropriate way, our Congress actually has the right to reprimand or remove them," he told the Iowa talk show host.

Carson, who is expected to announce his presidential plans in May, also likened growing legalization of gay marriage to "open season on Christians."

"Values and principles cannot be drummed out of us," the Tea Party favorite said. "They’re going to try, and the only way we maintain a country with values and principles is we have to be brave enough to stand up for what we believe."

In a speech at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in San Diego last week, Carson compared the Islamic State to American patriots who were willing to die for their beliefs, the Associated Press reported.

"They got the wrong philosophy, but they're willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness," he said. "We have to change that."

He later dismissed the suggestion that he was comparing the two groups as "ridiculous," AP reports.

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