Rick Santorum, Republican candidate for president, claims CNN host Piers Morgan called him a “bigot” for his opposition to gay marriage.

Santorum said he taped an interview on Monday with the host of Piers Morgan Tonight scheduled for broadcast at a later date, possibly Wednesday.

On Tuesday, during a campaign stop at Pennsylvania State University, from which he earned a Bachelor's degree in political science in 1980, Santorum riled against Morgan for calling him a “bigot” during the interview.

The 53-year-old former senator from Pennsylvania told students: “I had Piers Morgan call me a bigot. Because I believe what the Catholic Church teaches with respect to homosexuality. I'm a bigot! So, now I'm a bigot, because I believe what the Bible teaches. Now, what 2000 years of teaching and moral theology is now bigoted. And, of course, we don't elect bigots to office, we don't give them professional licenses, we don't give them preferential tax treatment. If you're a preacher and you preach bigoted things, you think you're going to be allowed to have a 501(c)3 as a church? Of course not.”

Santorum went on to say that marriage was a privilege, not a right, and that gay couples don't qualify.