Former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said that movie theaters are the “Devil's playground.”

Santorum, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, has argued that popular culture is to blame for America's shift in attitudes on the subject of same-sex marriage, pointing to Will & Grace, the first prime-time sitcom to prominently feature a gay character, as sparking that change.

“It wasn't just Will & Grace, once that happened others and others and others [followed] and then the needle started moving. You talk to your children, they don't share the values you do when it comes to that issue [marriage equality],” Santorum recently said at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is now part of the movie industry, running the film studio EchoLights Studios.

In an appearance on the Trinity Broadcasting Network to plug his company's upcoming film, The Christmas Candle, Santorum suggested that watching the film will help defeat Satan.

“This is a tough business, this is something that we're stepping out,” Santorum said. “And the Devil for a long, long time has had this, these screens, for his playground and he isn't going to give it up easily.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)