Ben Carson Defends Comments About Trans Men in Women’s Homeless Shelters

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The “inclusive” left’s totalitarianism is showing again.

Once more demonstrating that nothing less than complete submission to their demands will be sufficient to quell the LGBT outrage mob, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staffers and the mainstream media are calling for the ouster of HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

The Washington Examiner reports:


During a HUD meeting, Carson warned about “big, hairy men” posing as women to get into battered women’s shelters, according to several sources who spoke to the Washington Post.

The remarks made several of the 50 present HUD staffers visibly upset and led one woman to walk out of the meeting, though an official who spoke to the Post clarified that Carson was not trying to single out transgender women with his comments.

Carson also asserted during the meeting that gender definitions have remained unchanged for millennia, a claim that one staffer described as “demoralizing and mortifying,” causing some people to be “shell-shocked.”

The fact that anyone would be offended by Carson wanting to protect homeless women and pointing out the simple fact that “gender definitions” have been universally accepted until the very recent past only further illustrates how far we’ve fallen as a culture. These people have truly exchanged the truth for a lie, and they love it.

After the predictable mainstream outcry, Carson is defending his statements, offering context, and rebuking the media for its “blatant mischaracterizations” of his statements.

Late Friday afternoon, the Examiner reports, Carson admitted in an agency-wide email that he did in fact express concern about “big, hairy men” trying to gain entry into shelters for homeless women and children, but added that his comments were taken out of context.

“During a recent meeting with local staff in San Francisco, I made reference to the fact that I had heard from many women’s groups about the difficulty they were having with women’s shelters because sometimes men would claim to be women,” Carson wrote. “This made many of the women feel unsafe, and one of the groups described a situation to me in which ‘big hairy men’ would come in and have to be accepted into the women’s shelter even though it made the women in the facility very uncomfortable.”

“My point was that we have to permit policies that take into consideration the rights of everybody, including those women,” Carson added.

The left has never been fond of Carson, and with good reason. While running for president back in 2016, he referred to transgender people as “abnormal” and expressed his belief that they should not serve in the military. 

During his time as HUD Secretary, as we’ve previously reported, Carson moved to protect vulnerable women and children by allowing federally funded shelters to consider biological sex, among other factors, in deciding whether to provide lodging to certain people. At the time, Carson said he believes in equal rights for all Americans, not “special rights” for a select few.

As we’ve previously reported, the concern that a “big, hairy man” may masquerade as a transgender “woman” in order to prey on women and children in vulnerable settings, such as homeless shelters, is not unfounded.

The Equality Act, a bill that would virtually criminalize any opposition to the leftist “inclusion police,” would allow any biological man to easily cite his gender identity in attempting to enter a women’s shelter or any other setting formerly restricted to real women.

Back in May, Alliance Defending Freedom reported:

In Alaska, the city of Anchorage is using a similar law to force a women’s shelter to allow biological men who identify as women to sleep just three feet away from women who have experienced rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. The “Equality Act” would also open up shower facilities, restrooms, and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex in schools – as has already happened in Pennsylvania in the Boyertown Area School District.

In Decatur, Georgia, a young girl was sexually molested in her school restroom by a boy who was allowed in as a result of the type of policy that the “Equality Act” would force on the whole nation.

With the left’s erosion of our government entities picking up speed, we must stand by Ben Carson and those like him who have the tenacity to hold the transgender movement in check. Please pray for Carson to stay the course and continue to have courage in the face of leftist outrage.

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