Howard Stern has responded to Michele Bachmann's accusations that he is attempting to pressure her into accepting gay rights.

Stern last week chided Bachmann and Rick Santorum for their vocal opposition to gay rights, calling them “the worst two people on the planet.”

“It's unbelievable,” Stern said. “I mean, come on, we got one shot at life. As far as I know, you don't come back again. You want to make some 14-year-old girl kill herself? What are you, fucking nuts?”

Bachmann hit back in an email to supporters, calling Stern “not a serious person.”

“To conservatives, this message from Howard Stern, a man whose only contribution to our culture was years of corrupting America's youth on public airwaves, was clear: 'either abandon your beliefs and agree with me, or be dragged through the mud and demonized on national radio.' I don't accept this false choice, and I know you don't either,” Bachmann wrote.

Bachmann added that she needed the help of her supporters to counteract Stern with “our positive message.”

“We must fight back and maintain our focus on what is important.”

“These are serious times, and our nation faces serious issues. The direction that America is headed requires serious discussion by serious people, and Howard Stern is not a serious person,” she added.

Stern responded on Monday.

“Just read Michelle bachman's [sic] comments,” Stern tweeted to his more than 1 million followers. “Spoke with the lord a few minutes ago and he is on my side.”

“If thinking that gay people have a right to happiness is corrupting America then I will continue corrupting them.”

“Time to shun this woman,” he added.