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HUD Secretary Ben Carson urged Americans to stop being offended “by everything” and to “grow up.”

Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made the comments on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos after being asked about President Trump’s acceptance speech being scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 27, the 60th anniversary of a KKK mob attacking mostly black civil rights protesters in that city.

“Is it appropriate to be having a convention speech on that anniversary in that city?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“We’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it,” Carson said. “We really need to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything. I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?

“It really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while,” he said. “And, you know, we’re going to have to grow up as a society.”

Earlier, Carson said the U.S. can only be destroyed if Americans “destroy ourselves.”

“We have to stop putting everything into the arena of combat. Let’s see if we can find a way to work together because if we don’t, we’re doomed,” he said.

Carson also pushed back on criticism of Trump’s suggestion to governors of “dominating the streets.”

“There are lots of different ways to express things,” Carson said. “I believe what’s being said there is obviously we cannot submit to anarchy. I think we would all agree with that. We might not all express it the same way, but we would all agree with it. And we’ve got to begin to look at the big picture, what is the thing that we’re aiming to do, not what someone said this day or that day.”. . .

(Excerpt from Christian Headlines. Article by Michael Foust.)

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Judith Harden
June 28, 2020

I strongly agree with Mr. Carson. Time to grow up and quit dissecting everything and everybody. We need to all accept responsibility for our own actions and stop blaming others. It’s time to build and encourage one another and stop attacking one another.

Barbara Hesch
June 28, 2020

Praise God, for placing Christians in the Government. We are blessed because America is a Christian nation, but we have allowed some in our Government to change it to a mostly secular nation. I believe they do this to not offend anyone, as the people become more and more godless. Thank you Dr. Carson. We need to hear from more like you.

June 28, 2020

Dr. Carson gentle but wise demeanor is sorely needed today.

June 28, 2020

Thank you HUD Secretary Ben Carson for speaking truth. God bless you.


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