We can't change Ben Carson's views

Alexander Hooke accuses the liberal media of being self-righteous and intolerant concerning their treatment of Dr. Ben Carson's comments on gay marriage ("Liberal Intolerance" April 9). As if one could logically argue the point to Dr. Carson that gay marriage does not equate with bestiality.

Of course all is to be forgiven because Dr. Carson apologized simply for his poor choice of words in expressing his ideas. As if only he had spoken more eloquently, all would be understood. And we should just point out to Dr. Carson the error of his ways so that he might be convinced otherwise.

It could perhaps best be summed up by the comment of Jonathan Swift who wrote, "It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into."

Michael Baseman, Baltimore

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