Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has denied she ever judged gay men and lesbians.

During an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Bachmann, who has regularly championed anti-gay measures, told host Piers Morgan that she does not judge.

After playing a clip from Friday's program of actor Kirk Cameron calling being gay “detrimental, and ultimately destructive,” Morgan asked Bachmann for her response.

“I'm not here as anybody's judge,” Bachmann exclaimed.

“Well, you've been pretty judgmental in the past, come on,” Morgan responded.

“Me?! Hardly. Hardly. Hardly.”

When Morgan referred to Bachmann as “one of the most judgmental people in American politics,” Bachmann replied: “Well that's rude. That's absolutely rude.”

“I'm not being rude. I mean, you've been very, very outspoken,” Morgan replied.

“I believe in traditional values. I believe in marriage between a man and a woman. … But I don't think that's bigoted.”

After Morgan read a Bachmann comment she made in 2004 – “Being gay leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you are involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle its bondage, personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. That's why it's so dangerous” – Bachmann simply shook her head and insisted: “I'm not here as anybody's judge.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Michele Bachmann to Howard Stern: I'm keeping my anti-gay views.)