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Ben Carson: Media Needs To Give Equal Attention To The Rights Of Christians

Potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ben Carson, wants to place a magnifying glass on the rights of Christians. He suggests that they are being passed over for other concerns such as gender identity and sexual orientation.

He recently told CNN's "New Day," "I would like to see as much emphasis on the rights of Christians and people who are members of the faith community as there is for some of the other groups. It seems to be a topic, a person’s sexual orientation, that is of a fair amount of concern to you. I think it’s personal issue.” He went on to say, “and I think we ought to leave it as a personal issue. I respect the LGBT community. I respect the traditional marriage community. I think that’s enough to be said.”

While host Chris Cuomo wanted to keep bringing the conversation back to the question of gay rights, Carson conveyed that he wanted to see more conversation around Christians and their rights--he asked, "Why are we not talking about that?"

Cuomo also asked Carson about his stance on gay conversion therapy to which Carson replied that it should be a discussion kept between the patient and his or her therapist.

The interview came after an article in the New York Times that proposed Christians should be forced into accepting the morality of homosexual relations while being subjected to their own "conversion therapy" whether they want to or not.

Writer and gay activist Frank Bruni wrote, “our debate about religious freedom should include a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn’t cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they’ve jettisoned other aspects of their faith’s history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity."

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