Gotta Watch: Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum talks about his stance on gay marriage.
September 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Rick Santorum

He's the GOP presidential hopeful trying to make headway in field that's been dominated with talk of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. This week, Rick Santorum is making headlines for slamming CNN's Piers Morgan for calling him a bigot. Get to know this Republican and check out the feisty response he gave to Penn State students here.

Who are you calling a bigot? – CNN's Piers Morgan asked Santorum about his views on homosexuality. Morgan questioned whether Santorum's views bordered on bigotry.

Immoral doesn't equal illegal – Even though Santorum says his Catholic faith is the reason he is against gay marriage, he said he doesn't believe the government has the right intervene.

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  1. How to hijack a thread.....

    .....in 12 easy posts.

    September 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gerald

    Rick Hmsx acts are a sin. Lay it out straigth.

    September 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anomic Office Drone

    Google "Santorum" and tell me that's someone you trust.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Santorum & the whole repub-teabag gang are bigoted & anti-working class Americans! I don't trust any of them, because they seem to only cater to rich white fundamental christians, which leaves most of the rest of us out! I 'm not happy with everything the Obama administration does either, but I'd rather have 4 more years of him, than 1 minute of Any of the repub contenders! Perry, Bachmann/Palin top that list! Ps.I don't care if pedophelia is a sin as long as it's a crime! Treating gayity as a crime & comparing it to pedophelia is ignorant!!

    September 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    @gerald, marrying gay people is hardly the "Worst" thing a church can do! Have you payed attention to the "sins" perpetuated by churches, since the beginning of time!? Catholic Priests? There's your pedophiles!!

    September 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • gerald

      First of all the majority of priests who committed the acts were GAY! Secondly if what you are saying is true we should't legistlate against "bad" and so therefore peds should be legal. Third you are saying gay is bad just not as bad. Funny.

      September 2, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jay Shelley

    To replay what James Carville asked four years ago, IS THIS THE BEST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CAN DO?!!! What a weasel! Anybody whose platform is defined by long Catholic diatribes against gays and lesbians is unable to stand on his on two feet (paws?)!

    September 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    Hes made out of toliet paper,right?

    September 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    U tell em fernace!! And your doing a fine job, have you thought of being a politician?? We could do with a few like you!

    September 2, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    I'm not sure who you're addressing @ gerald, but if it's me your rebuttal is weak at best! Your assertion that the priests molesting boys were gay, is not supported by history or the Catholic edict of abstinence! A person who commits themselves to religious celibacy is a-s.e.x.ual! Since celibacy is not a natural human behavior, it has caused alot of problems for priests & the Church for centuries, not just the last 30 years! Priests have been executed for having affairs with parishioners! Using altar boys to "relieve" s.e.x.ual frustration became the unofficially sanctioned solution! That's 1 of the numerous sins I'm talking about! I also stated that I don't care if pedophelia is declared a sin, as long as it's a crime! You are the 1 who fretted that "Churches will be forced to marry gays," your words! I pointed out that was not "the worst" a church has done! Please see above! My stance is that gay is normal & lumping it with pedophilia is uninformed!!

    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
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