Rick Santorum has suggested that Hollywood and colleges are teaching young people to reject Christianity and support gay marriage.

Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania who lost the 2012 GOP presidential nomination to Mitt Romney, made his remarks during an appearance on Washington Watch, a radio show hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), a vocal opponent of LGBT rights. The show's topic was the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling.

“If you look at the popular culture and what comes out of Hollywood, if you go to our schools and particularly our colleges and universities, they are indoctrinating in a sea of relativism and a sea of antagonism toward Christianity,” Satorum said.

Santorum named abortion, gay nuptials and pornography as symptoms of a nation which has turned away from Christian values.

“Abortion is a symptom. Marriage is a symptom. Pornography,” he added. “All of these are symptoms of the fundamental issue that we've gotten away from the truth and the truth-giver.”

(Related: Rick Santorum: Gay marriage will “disintegrate” American family.)