Washington (CNN) – Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”
The neurosurgeon and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 made the comment in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo that aired Wednesday on “New Day.”
Asked whether being gay is a choice, Carson responded: “Absolutely.”
“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question,” Carson said.