Rick Santorum has said he believes gay
men and lesbians should remain celibate.
During an interview with CNN's
John King, Santorum said his faith teaches that the act of gay
sex – not necessarily being gay – is morally wrong.
When King brought up Santorum's 2003
remarks linking gay sex to “man on dog,” Santorum, who placed
second in Iowa behind Mitt Romney, asserted that he had not made the
comparison of homosexuality to bestiality.
“Hold on one second, John, read the
quote. I said it's not. It is not. I didn't say it is. I says
it's not,” Santorum said.
“I'm trying to understand what you're
trying to make the point. I said it's not those things. I didn't
connect them. I specifically excluded them.”
Santorum later added: “You know my
Catholic faith teaches that it's actions that are the problems, not
necessarily someone's feelings. And I was reflecting Catholic
teaching on the subject. … That one can have desires to do things
which we believe are wrong but it's when you act out those things
that is a problem.”
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