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BEN CARSON: WELL SAID DOC

By October 30, 2015 No Comments
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) listens as Dr. Ben Carson (R) speaks at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) listens as Dr. Ben Carson (R) speaks at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

As a Christian pastor, it’s so easy to be misunderstood on social issues.

I believe in the biblical view of marriage of one man and one woman. Its easy to draw incorrect assumptions from that statement.

I can be friends with people who don’t see things the way I do–or don’t hold the same beliefs. Having different beliefs doesn’t make me intolerant.

Enter Dr. Ben Carson

Carson is running for the Republican Presidential nomination. carson2

This American has something good for people to hear. This is obviously not an endorsement of his candidacy but of his character and convictions.

His responses to questions during the 3rd Republican Presidential Debate about his views on homosexuality and gay marriage are excellent food for thought.

The questioner made an assumption about Dr Carson’s values based on his incorrect assessment of Dr Carson believed.

Carson’s answer is way more than semantics. Its his conviction.

People who strongly hold differing convictions can get along and be friends. That’s what respect is all about. The PC culture divides.

“The fact of the matter is, we the American people are not each others enemies, it’s those people who are trying to divide us that are the enemies and we need to make that very clear to everybody.”

“This is one of the myths that the left perpetrates on our society, and this is how they frighten people and get people to shut up, that is what the PC (Politically Correct) culture is all about, and it’s destroying this nation.”

Well said, Doc!

APPLICATION: What do you think about Dr. Carson’s comments? Please leave a comment below.


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Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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