In response to former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson's claim that the GOP party is homophobic, Glenn Beck said he doesn't see it.

Simpson, a Republican who served 18 years in the Senate, made his remarks in an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball.

Simpson said: “Then you got homosexuality, you got 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' We have homophobes in our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings. We're all God's children. Now, if they're going to get off on that stuff – [former Pennsylvania Senator Rick] Santorum has said some cruel things, cruel, cruel things about homosexuals.”

“I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, you know, moral values while you're diddling your secretary, while you're giving a speech on moral values. Come on, get off of it.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

During Tuesday's edition of The Glenn Beck Program, the conservative celebrity argued that Simpson's claims were groundless.

“Is it homophobic that many people in the Republican Party have exactly the same opinion on gay marriage as Barack Obama? Including me?” Beck rhetorically asked. “Does that make him a homophobe?”

On Santorum, Beck played dumb, saying, “What are you talking about? What did he say? You know, you can't get away with just this generic, 'He said some cruel things, some cruel, cruel things, awful, horrible, heinous, despicable things.' What! What he say? Rick Santorum is not present for us to ask him.”

In 2003, Santorum created a firestorm of controversy when he likened gay unions to “man on dog.”

Santorum “compared people in stable, loving same-sex relationships to dog fuckers and kiddie rapists,” gay rights activist Dan Savage recently said. He “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.”

In January, Santorum, who is considering a run at the White House, said opposition to gay rights is “common sense.”