Sex advice columnist Dan Savage isn't apologizing for giving former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum a bad name.

In 2003, Santorum spoke out against the Supreme Court legalizing gay sex in the then-pending case of Lawrence v. Texas: “And if the Supreme court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.”

Savage responded to Santorum's likening of gay unions to incest by running a contest to define the word santorum and creating, a website dedicated to promoting the definition.

Santorum (san-TOR-um) n. 1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.

Santorum, who is now considering a run for president as a Republican in 2012, recently conceded that the website, which often ranks high on searches for Rick Santorum, has created a problem for him.

“The Internet allows for this type of vulgarity to circulate,” Santorum told Roll Call. “It's unfortunate that we have someone who obviously has some issues. But he has an opportunity to speak.”

“It's just a sad commentary. You want to talk about incivility. I don't know of anybody on the left who came to my defense for the incivility with respect to those things.”

On Saturday, Savage responded, saying that all he and “the Savage Love gang” did was have a laugh at Santorum's expense.

“And you have to love how Santorum is out there mewling about being the victim here and about civility – this from the man who compared people in stable, loving same-sex relationships to dog fuckers and kiddie rapists, this from a man who would make gay and straight sodomy illegal, ban gay marriage and any other protections for same-sex couples, and prevent loving same-sex couples from adopting children who need homes,” Savage wrote on his Slog blog.

“And the Savage Love gang? All we did was make a dirty joke at his expense.”

“There has been no effort to strip Rick Santorum of his civil rights, no moves to nullify his marriage, no one has suggested that his children be taken out of his home, no one is trying to prevent him from having more children. No one has compared Rick Santorum to a dog fucker or a pedophile.”