Rick Santorum on Sunday responded to a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at his anti-gay marriage views.

In the comedy sketch, GOP candidates attending a presidential debate in Iowa were arranged according to poll rankings, putting Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann in a broom closet, Ron Paul in a hotel parking garage and Santorum in a gay bar in San Francisco's Castro District.

In the room with the moderator were frontrunners Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, though he had to face a wall.

Santorum, known as the field's most outspoken opponent of gay rights, and in particular marriage, is briefly seen cowering in the gay bar sandwiched between men wearing tank tops and leather vests.

Speaking to New Hampshire radio station WGIR, Santorum called the comedy skit a form of “bullying.”

“We've been hammered by the left for my standing up for the traditional family and I will continue to do so,” Santorum said. “The left, unfortunately, participates in bullying more than the right does. They say that they're tolerant, and they're anything but tolerant of people who disagree with them and support traditional values.” (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

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