Ben Carson, the prominent neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins University who made headlines last month at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, shared his disdain for political correctness with Maryland lawmakers during an event Friday in Annapolis.
“We are moving further and further away from God,” Carson said at an annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast held near the State House. “God is becoming politically incorrect in our nation. ... You live in a society today where we have the secularists and the people who fear God.”
Carson recounted how he was once prohibited from putting up a sign for his scholarship fund in a public school because its motto contained the word “God” and was told this violated the First Amendment.
“But the First Amendment also says there can be no government suppression of religious expression,” Carson said. “That was not a part of the deal when this country was envisioned. It was to be a place where there could be freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts.”