Ben Carson, who claims gay marriage is a Marxist plot, gets role in Trump cabinet

Republican Ben Carson, who thinks same-sex marriage is a “plot” to undermine the concept of family, is the latest homophobe to be hired by President-elect Donald Trump.

Former neurosurgeon and Fox News pundit Ben Carson was confirmed today to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Dr Carson is known for his endless font of surreal views about homosexuality – apologising after he was caught comparing gay people to paedophiles, and walking back comments after insisting that prisons ‘prove’ being gay is a choice.

The Republican previously insisted that same-sex marriage is a Marxist plot from the New World Order, claiming in a speech to a listed anti-LGBT hate group that gay weddings are part of a plan “to destroy unity [and] bring America down.”

Dr Carson, who just last month said he would not take a role in the administration because he was “unqualified”, was confirmed today to be Trump’s pick for Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

He joins a number of other anti-LGBT politicians in the Trump cabinet.

Carson previously claimed that gay people were responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire, warned that “there will be mass killings once again” over same-sex marriage, and insisted that gay weddings are like car seats for conjoined twins.

Speaking at an event for the anti-LGBT National Organisation for Marriage, he claimed “[America’s] strength lies in our unity. And there are so many forces that are there to try to destroy that unity —the only way to bring America down.

“If you look in a lot of writings of the Neo-Marxists when they talk about the New World Order, they say there’s only one stick in the mud: how do you get them out of the way and how do you change them?

“They said there were two things: their Judeo-Christian faith, and their strong families. Those were the things that had to be attacked, and those things have been systematically attacked.

“There’s a book called the Naked Communist… it lays out the whole agenda of how to attack the family and the Judeo-Christian values, to weaken the structure of America.

“This stuff is not secret, you can read about it. You can see all the things that are happening in America today.”

He continued later: “When we talk about liberty and justice for all, doesn’t that mean that people can be left alone, that no-one else gets to change definitions on them and change life for them?”

“They have no right to say to me that I must change the way I think in order to accommodate what they believe.

“That’s where the injustice comes from, and we have to understand that.”