Two men were ejected from a Rick Santorum rally held in Illinois on Friday for kissing each other, the Algonquin Patch reported.

Fifteen minutes into Santorum's speech at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights, outside Chicago, the two men got the attention of the crowd and began to kiss.

The men were ejected from the rally by guards as the crowd, estimated at 2,100, chanted “U-S-A.”

The men, Timothy Tross of Lombard and Ben Clifford of Algonquin, declined to say whether they were a gay couple.

“I don't think the message should be about what my sexuality is,” Tross told the site, which is owned by AOL. “It's the message that he's saying about sexuality that matters.”

Outside the Christian school, about 50 protesters from the Facebook group Carmel Catholic Alumni Against Rick Santorum protested Santorum's anti-gay views.

“We feel it is important to counter Santorum's anti-gay hate, to set an example to students,” Matt Muchowski said. “Rick sends a message of bullying, but we want high school students to know that other alumni send a message of equality.”

Last year, vandals attacked Christian Liberty Academy for hosting the Americans for Truth About Homosexuality's annual banquet honoring evangelist Scott Lively with the group's American Truth Teller Award.

(Related: Scott Lively being sued by Ugandan gay rights group.)

Illinois voters head to polls on Tuesday.