Ben Carson urged a conservative audience to be strong in their faith and stand by their beliefs in the face of “ever-growing government,” the Springfield News-Leader reports.
He said that tyranny will reign otherwise, “and there will be mass killings once again. The peace that we experience now will be a memory only. This is the nation that stands between peace and utter chaos.”
When asked later how he thought such a grim future might come about, Carson referenced “the whole gay marriage issue.”
He added: “I believe the reason is, if you can change the word of God in one area, then you can change it in every area. It’s the camel’s nose under the tent, and it will just be an avalanche of one thing after the other.”