When Rick Santorum appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight earlier this week, Morgan let him speak at length about his hate-filled views on gay marriage. At the 5-minute mark above, the host let his guest know that his views were "bordering on bigotry." Cue Santorum's frantic backpedaling in 3, 2, 1...

Morgan: Your views you've espoused on this issue are bordering on bigotry, aren't they?

Santorum: Uh, no. I think just because we disagree on public policy, which is what the debate has been about, which is marriage, doesn't mean that is bigotry just because you follow a moral code that teaches there's something wrong. ... Are you suggesting that the Bible and that the Catholic Church is bigoted? Well, if that's what you believe, fine. I think that ... well, actually I should say not fine, I don't think it's fine at all. I think that is contrary to both what we've seen in 2,000 years of human history and Western civilization. Trying to redefine something that has been, that is, seen as wrong, from the standpoint of the church and saying a church is "bigoted" because it holds that opinion that is Biblically based, I think is in itself an act of bigotry.

At least didn't walk out on the show?

Earlier:
Christine O'Donnell Walks Out Of Piers Morgan Interview

Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan: Believing ‘eternal truths' on homosexuality is not ‘bigotry' [Washington Post]