Ben Carson: ‘PC Culture’ Is ‘Destroying This Nation’

By Eric Scheiner | October 28, 2015 | 11:28pm EDT
Ben Carson on CNBC's GOP presidential debate. (screengrab)

( - GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson says the culture of political correctness is used to “frighten people and get people to shut up” and it’s “destroying this nation.”

During Wednesday’s nights GOP presidential debate a CNBC moderator asked Carson about why he had served on the corporate board of Costco even though the company offered gay domestic partner benefits.

“There is no reason that you can't be perfectly fair to the gay community,” Carson responded. “They shouldn't automatically assume that because you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman that you are a homophobe.”

“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 culture is all about, and it’s destroying this nation. 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.”

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