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Santorum cites bigotry in CNN journalist's questions on homosexuality

September 01, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has charged that a television journalist displayed anti-Catholic bias in his questioning about homosexuality.

In an interview broadcast on August 31, CNN’s Piers Morgan pressed Santorum on the question of sexuality, saying: “And I have to say that your views you’ve espoused on this issue are bordering on bigotry, aren’t they?” The former senator from Pennsylvania responded that he believed what the Catholic Church teaches.

“So now I’m a bigot because I believe what the Bible teaches,” Santorum later complained. In his on-air interview, Santorum had told Morgan that he thought the journalist’s question, denigrating the historic teaching of Christianity, was “in itself, an act of bigotry.”


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  • Posted by: bnewman - Sep. 02, 2011 11:04 PM ET USA

    I saw the whole show: Rick Santorum handled the questions very well. He is an excellent apologist for orthodox Catholicism. But I don't think Morgan is anti-catholic: his strident challenge of Santorum was combined with a respectful listening, and only provided Santorum a forum to explain many points of Catholicism, in which he excelled. The clueless CNN article was a total misrepresentation of what happened and how well Santorum emerged from the interview.