Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has said he is opposed to the legalization of gay marriage.

The 50-year-old Mustaine told KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle Sounds' Josh Kerns that he does not support marriage equality because he's a Christian and not gay.

“Since I'm not gay, the answer to that would be no,” Mustaine said.

“Would you support legislation to make marriage between a man and another man legal?” Kerns asked.

“I'm Christian, and the answer to that would be no,” he responded.

Kerns also asked Mustaine about comments he made last week to, in which he said he would like to see a Republican next year in the White House.

“Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” he told the site. “Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House … and that it's Rick Santorum.”

“You mentioned you're going to vote for Rick Santorum,” Kerns stated.

“I didn't say that. I said he's the one that I'm looking at,” Mustaine clarified.