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Ben Carson talks about ‘political correctness’ to Gainesville church crowd
Presidential candidate speaks at Free Chapel
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GAINESVILLLE - Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, speaking Sunday to a Gainesville crowd, touted “true compassion” for the poor and blasted the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. “We shouldn’t give away our values for the sake of political correctness,” he said as a packed crowd at a Free Chapel morning service erupted in applause. Carson, who grew up in poverty to become one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, said he had “no desire whatsoever to hurt the poor … but I believe in true compassion, providing the poor with a mechanism to climb the ladder of success,” Carson said.