Gay GOP group GOProud has called on Rick Santorum to apologize to gay soldier Stephen Hill.

Hill is the Army service member serving in Iraq who contributed a YouTube video question to Thursday's Fox News/Google GOP presidential debate.

“Do you intend to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?” Hill asked, referring to Tuesday's repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the military policy that banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

Hill's video question was booed by the audience, who were clearly delighted when Santorum said he would work to reinstate the policy, if elected president.

“Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked him the question about 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, an immediate apology,” GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia and Chairman Christopher R. Barron said in a joint statement.

“That brave gay soldier is doing something Rick Santorum has never done – put his life on the line to defend our freedoms and our way of life. It is telling that Rick Santorum is so blinded by his anti-gay bigotry that he couldn't even bring himself to thank that gay soldier for his service.”

“Stephen Hill is serving our country in Iraq, fighting a war Senator Santorum says he supports. How can Senator Santorum claim to support this war if he doesn't support the brave men and women who are fighting it?” Barron and LaSalvia added.