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Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

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9 July 2014

Dr Ben Carson: Gay Marriage Is Like 2+2=5

Family First NZ held their annual Forum on the Family last week attended by the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and a special guest was Dr Ben Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and paediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed paediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children's center for over a quarter of a century.

“In his short address to over 200 delegates representing more than 70 family and community organisations, Dr Carson clearly and succinctly enunciated his opposition to the redefining of marriage, and the need for New Zealanders to continue to speak up for the historical, cultural and natural definition of marriage,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ who hosted the conference.

Carson compared the issue to a new group of mathematicians who insist 2+2=5. “The traditionalists say, 'Okay, I'll tell you what, for you it can be five. We're keeping it as four.' And the new ones say, 'No, no. It has to be five for you and if it's not, then you're a matheist or a mathaphobe.' Basically, that's the situation we find ourselves at.”

“Dr Carson’s comments and his encouragement to the delegates gave them renewed energy to continue to speak up for and protect the real definition of marriage rather than the politically manipulated one,” says Mr McCoskrie.

“It is easy to see why his logical and well-expressed views are gaining so much traction and support around the world. Promoting the real definition and purpose of marriage is one battle that we will never surrender to here in New Zealand either,” says Mr McCoskrie.

“It’s not about being ‘on the right side of history’. It’s about being on the right side of truth. History changes – truth doesn’t.”

Dr Carson’s short comments can be viewed on this YouTube link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Bknvxi8TM

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