Southern Poverty Law Center puts Ben Carson on ‘extremist’ watch list

Southern Poverty Law Center puts Ben Carson on ‘extremist’ watch list

[Ed. – Thus shredding any remaining credibility this cretinous group may have had.]

This is how the center described Carson on the list:

Ben Carson rapidly ascended as a far-right political star after publicly scolding President Obama, whom he sat a few feet away from, at a National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Carson’s reproach of Obama for his health care and tax policies went viral, unleashing a flood of adulation from right-wing media and hate groups.

Although the center makes a bald assertion that the potential 2016 presidential candidate is anti-gay, it offers no proof other than these former Carson quotes:

“Marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Association, a group advocating pedophilia], be they people who believe in bestiality—it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.” …

As further “proof” of Carson’s extremist qualifications, the center offered additional Carson quotes that had nothing to do with gay rights but with his disdain for big government, his love of God, his support for a simple flat-tax system and his likening socialized medicine to slavery.

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