Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Ben Carson :
Ben Carson’s Christianity ‘Is Terrible For Black Americans’
Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar alleged that though he “is a deeply moral man who has done much good as a physician,” President Ben Carson would be “bad for African-Americans,” specifically the large impact his Christian faith plays in crafting his policies.
Carson’s “repressive, muddled and pious policies and opinions often run against our Constitution—but his questionable proposals will likely, thankfully, be doomed by his lack of political expertise,” writes Abdul-Jabbar. “It would definitely not be good for African Americans to have a president who flounders helplessly in office because it would perpetuate the stereotype that blacks can’t be effective CEOs, quarterbacks and leaders.”
Furthermore, Abdul-Jabbar criticized Carson on a litany of individual issues, including but not limited to homosexuality, climate change, the Affordable Care Act and his views on institutionalized racism:
Although Carson is a celebrated physician, he has expressed several opinions that are contrary to scientific evidence and therefore call into question his logic … His claim that sexual orientation is a choice is remarkably unscientific … For a physician to ignore the preponderance of scientific proof in favor of his own religious beliefs is dangerous because is it [sic] justifies enacting laws that restrict human and civil rights …
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