A potential presidential candidate, he’s now also getting noticed as an apparent “anti-gay” extremist.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which considers itself a civil rights advocacy group, recently placed the famed neurosurgeon on its “Extremist Watch List” — a list that mainly includes neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.
Carson was included for allegedly being “anti-gay.” The SPLC considers his opposition to gay marriage to be hateful and worthy of inclusion in the list.
The remarks the group cites for determining Carson is an extremist include this line from his book, “America the Beautiful”: “[I]f we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.”
full article here: http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/08/southern-poverty-law-center-places-ben-carson-on-extremist-watch-list/
UPDATE: Ben Carson Finally Gets Apology from Southern Poverty Law Center