In the course of drilling Rick Santorum on homosexuality, CNN’s Piers Morgan accused the presidential candidate’s views of “bordering on bigotry” and challenged him as a fellow Catholic with different beliefs on the issue.
... “I had Piers Morgan call me a bigot, because I believe what the Catholic Church teaches with respect to homosexuality. I’m a ‘bigot’!” Santorum exclaimed.
“And, of course, we don’t elect bigots to office, we don’t give them professional licenses, we don’t give them preferential tax treatment. If you’re a preacher and you preach bigoted things, you think you’re going to be allowed to have a 501(c)3 as a church? Of course not.”
The exchange was picked up on the Catholic blogosphere, where commentators criticized Morgan for targeting the basic tenets of the Catholic Catechism.