GOP 2012 Clown Car occupant Rick Santorum called for the Homobigot Waaaambulance last night when Piers Morgan had the nerve to challenge him on his public opinion of civil marriage equality.

Like the National Organization of Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Matt Bam Bam Barber of Liberty Counsel before him, the latest attempt to legitimize their views on marriage is to try to turn the tables and say those fighting for equality — or even asking them about their views, for that matter — is considered bigotry. Talk about FAIL.

My 2012 GOP Clown Car has been out of room for some time. Help!

Rick Santorum (please Google him), tried this pathetic tactic last night with Morgan. It only served to expose the fact that the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania doesn’t seem to understand the difference between civil and religious marriage, and will continue to conflate the two.

“I had Piers Morgan call me a bigot, because I believe what the Catholic Church teaches with respect to homosexuality,” Santorum said, heatedly. “So now I’m a bigot because I believe what the Bible teaches.”

…Santorum said he subscribes to the Catholic Church’s teachings, which deem homosexuality a sin. Morgan argued that people have a difficult time coming out because “of the level of bigotry that’s out there against them.”

“And I have to say that your views you’ve espoused on this issue are bordering on bigotry, aren’t they?” Morgan asked, adding that society has evolved in how it views homosexuality.

Santorum countered that the Church’s position is founded on more than 2,000 years of history. To adapt those beliefs based on the changing ways of society, he said, would be immoral. Santorum then lobbed a charge of bigotry back at Morgan. “Trying to redefine something that is seen as wrong – from the standpoint of a church – and saying a church is bigoted because it holds that opinion that is biblically based, I think that is, in itself, an act of bigotry,” Santorum said.

Ahem, Little Ricky, we’re not in church. We’re talking about civil marriage. My assumption is that he’s Spreading Santorum because he cannot come up with a reason related to civil law. Piers should have followed up with whether Rick Santorum believes running the government by the Holy Bible means:

  • Women who commit adultery must be stoned to death;
  • It’s a sin to wear mixed fibre clothing;
  • Slavery is OK;
  • Divorce is an abomination; it’s referenced more and clearly seen as more sinful than homosexuality in holy texts.

These politicians and hate-group talking heads that end up in front of the camera need to be nailed to the wall on this. They don’t have a legal leg to stand on — already proven in the Prop 8 trial, Perry v. Brown) — based on the failed, pitiful testimony from the “expert” bigots. Rick, the label is all yours – and is on the license plate of your Clown Car.

Watch the blather Santorum emits about how religion will be destroyed by TEH HOMOS and allies to Penn State students at the HUB-Robeson Center: