Carson Confronted in Awkward Town Hall Exchange: ‘Do You Think I Chose to be Gay?’

Ben Carson held a town hall in New York last night, but while shaking hands and standing for photos, he found himself in a brief but uncomfortable exchange when one person challenged his views about the LGBT community.

Carson hasn’t exactly come across as encouraging for gay rights, having expressed frustration with their comparisons to civil rights, said that prisons prove people choose to be homosexual, and voiced negative opinions on transgender issues. As he greeted supporters, a woman came up to him and asked, “do you think I chose to be gay?”

When Carson did a double take, the attendee asked again, “yes, do you think I chose to be gay?”

“That’s a long conversation,” Carson said before going back to pose with a supporter. “I think you’re full of sh*t,” his questioner while smiling and walking away, to which Carson’s response was limited to “okay.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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