So I guess you can easily choose to have intercourse with a member of the same sex. (Don’t think I could).
As far as your bank robbery analogy, it doesn’t really make sense since homosexuality is not illegal in the US.
But let’s take your analogy at face value anyway.
A bank robber makes a decision weighing the risks and rewards of robbing a bank and acts accordingly. (And to answer the question of why so many people choose to rob banks the answer is: That’s where the money is). The decision to go ahead with a robbery is because he/she believes the rewards of easy money outweigh the risks. And I can guarantee that the stigma is the least of their worries
By your reasoning a person would do the same when deciding on their sexual orientation. Except I am not exactly sure what the rewards of being gay actual are. Perhaps they’re seduced by the bullying, of being ostracized, religious bigotry, not being able to marry (this has changed recently) or to adopt children, or is it the higher risk of acquiring AIDS which is the deal maker.
With all those attractive benefits of homosexually I am shocked the LGBT make up only 3.8% of the US population.
 March 4, 2015 at 2:46pm
I think you misunderstand my point
I don’t have a problem with Scientists believing in God nor did I suggest that Science is settled fact.
After all the Big Bang was originally proposed and named by a Jesuit Priest – Georges Lemaître (I disagree with your take on Einstein as there is a lot of dispute about the nature of his faith and his belief in God). And all good science is testable and falsifiable and its conclusions are tentative. So if you can find fossil mammals in the same geological strata as trilobites then evolution would be falsified. (No one has ever found such contradictory data).
That said Mr. Carson flat out stated that some science (the science which does not comport with his religious beliefs (i.e. evolution ) is propaganda. And I am sorry that is just nuts.
Mr. Broun essentially says the same thing, but he attributes the science which goes against his religious beliefs to Satan.
 March 4, 2015 at 1:00pm
Correction: why would so many people choose to be gay?
Correction: why would so many people choose to be gay?
The obvious answer, yes they do.
People choose to rob banks, they also choose not to rob banks. Given the stigma, why do so many people choose to rob banks?
Should we legalize bank robbing? Should we pass a law making bank robbery as legitimate as withdrawing your own money from your own account? Should we re-name bank robbery as "non-owner bank withdrawals"
These dolts, like Carson, are dishonest liars,
and are in a constant state of trying to mold the REAL WORLD
to confirm to their religious beliefs.
It doesn't work that way.
"Do people also choose to be straight?"
"Given the social stigma why would so many people choose to be gay?"
I don't know... bad wiring upstairs?
When you ask questions, expect answers.
March 4, 2015 at 12:36pm
I have the utmost respect for the medical profession. Generally find most doctors to be fairly intelligent and hard working people. Mr. Carson is certainly no exception, having reached the pinnacle of his profession as well as being the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Freedom.
That’s why it boggles the mind how some doctors can make such incredibly stupid and frankly just plain ignorant comments.
In addition to the gay prison comment above, Mr. Carson on science and religion….
“I find a very good measure of correlation between my religious beliefs and my scientific beliefs — people say, how can you be a scientist, how can you be a surgeon if you don’t believe in certain things? Maybe those things aren’t scientific. Maybe it’s just propaganda.” (Ben Carson on MTP)
All I can say is Wow! this guy is a world class pediatric neurosurgeon? Just Wow!
And of course there is Paul Broun the former congressman and GP from Georgia…
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savoir. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”
I don't know about all that "pit of hell" stuff, but science is continually theorizing, then disproving itself to the point I've become agnostic on religion and anything still labelled a theory (as opposed to say gravity): http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html
I'm sorry you silly goose,
I didn't catch any of the mind boggling incredibly stupid or just plain ignorant comments you seemed to indicate you were about to point out.
I can name you thousands of scientists that will say just what Ben Carson is quoted by you as saying in terms of being both scientific and religious, such as Einstein for one, and from not accepting Science as "Settled Fact" in all matters unproven - such as evolutionary theory. Ben Carson is well aware that even at his level of training and experience there are a million times more things he doesn't know about the human body than there are things he can explain.
Science is called Science for a reason - it is full of theories, including contradictory ones, and is continually evolving and changing its mind. If it were all only facts, we wouldn't call it Science.
And yes I agree completely with you. Ben Carson is a world class pediatric neurosurgeon.
I don't know much about Paul Broun, but I suppose he is entitled to his opinion, but I don't see any claims he is a scientist or a theologian, so who cares. All you have pointed out is that he is a FORMER politician which is one step higher in my book than a current politician.
So, you are the defining authority as to whether or not being a f@ggot or l3sbian is a "choice", and Dr. Carson is thus not entitled to his opinion on the matter? Typical liberal tactic, claiming something is settled, thus attempting to end the conversation....nice try.
 March 3, 2015 at 5:16pm
It has been known since 2013 that Clinton used a non-government email.
Let's see if the MSM numbskulls bury this bombshell as well.......Can't have Cankles shown in a bad light...then again no light would be optimal for everyone else's optical nerves. Every time I see her on TV all I can think of is this
 March 3, 2015 at 5:06pm
The whole Netanyahu speech before a joint session of congress now makes perfect sense. All along it was just a way to deflect the news of Mr. Boehner’s monumental cave to Senate Democrats on DHS funding.
 March 3, 2015 at 4:42pm
“Today we heard Mr. Netanyahu say this is the most powerful legislative… organization in the world,” Massie said. “I would say it is, except for when the Senate decides that it’s not.”
I think he meant to say “dysfunctional”.
Recall how wrong Mr. Netanyahu was in his previous testimony to congress back in 2002…..
“There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking, is working, is advancing towards to the development of nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said in 2002 testimony to Congress. “Once Saddam has nuclear weapons, the terror network will have nuclear weapons,”
“If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region,” Netanyahu claimed. “And I think that people sitting right next door in Iran, young people, and many others, will say the time of such regimes, of such despots is gone.
The only mistake in the quotes above is the assumption that the US, after removal of Saddam, would remain as a stabilizing force in the middle east. Who in 2002 could foresee the nutless wonder we now have as POTUS. Only when US forces were withdrawn did the brotherhood, ISIS etc retake the power. They are no worse than Saddam but are more visible to social media. They too are working toward nuclear weapons but rather than advance technology to create them, they will simply steal and use them without control or guidance.
Exactly. So let's all rush back into the Middle East with no complete plan or exit strategy. Mr. Netanyahu if you and the state of Israel are willing to go it alone and are that confident then by all means have at it.
Can you write down how many lies and how many times your President has been wrong ? I bet you won't but for example just to give you a taste : 1) You can keep your plan and your Doctor ! 2) Isis is nothing but a JV team ? 3) These were random attacks ? I could go on and on but I think you can guess where I 'm going on this right ?
[-1] March 3, 2015 at 2:40pm
What makes you think I am from Quebec? And why isn’t Quebec Canada?
[-3] March 3, 2015 at 2:09pm
No substance, no alternative path forward, no leadership, no dice.
Pure demagoguery, condescension and politics.
PM Netanyahu is toast.
Quebec isn't Canada, change your name for the Queen's sake!!
dudley do wrong strikes again! You're such a dufus!
 March 3, 2015 at 11:17am
National Tea Party groups, most notably FreedomWorks and Tea Party Patriots, endorsed 80 candidates for federal office in yesterday’s (Nov 2014) general election. Tea Party endorsed candidates ended up winning 58 of those races—a 73% winning percentage.
Does the Hezbo flag ride above or below that maple thingy?
You're confusing Bibi with Biden...two different people.
The Christian Church takes Mr. Netanyahu seriously. He would be welcome in our churches or in our homes. President Obama – no. Not welcome at all. He’s hardened himself so against humanity that he is one with the enemy of the church.