Rick Santorum Talks to Shepard Smith About Gay Marriage

In an interview on “Studio B” the day before the Iowa caucuses, Fox News host Shepard Smith challenged Rick Santorum’s position on same-sex marriage. When asked by Smith how long it would be before Santorum “catches up” that “everybody’s okay” (in other words, that everybody, regardless of sexual preference is “OK” to marry), the GOP presidential contender responded, “everybody is entitled to live the life they want” but clarified, “what we’re talking about is changing laws.” According to Santorum, those laws reflect a Judeo-Christian “value structure” that is based on “Biblical truth” and are not subject to altering.

“The question is whether we should change the laws of this country to reflect a different value structure. What we’re talking about here are different values. We have Judeo-Christian values that are based on Biblical truth and truth that can be acclaimed and resolved through reason. And, those truths don’t change just because people’s attitudes may change.”

He continued, “People are allowed to love a lot of different people and a lot of different, and we honor those relationships, but we don’t call them marriage and we don’t treat them like marriage.”

Santorum concluded by explaining that, “Family is the foundation of our society and marriage is the glue that holds that family together. That’s not being against anybody, that’s being for something.”

Earlier in the segment, when asked to comment on rival Ron Paul’s assertion that he is “too liberal,” Santorum blasted, “being called a liberal from him is almost ridiculous.”

He clarified that most of the time he is criticized for being “too conservative,” not the opposite.

Watch the provocative interview below:

(h/t: Fox News Insider)