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Rick Santorum Gets Into Heated Argument With Student Over Gay Parents

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum got into a heated discussion with a student at Penn State recently over the issue of same-sex parents and their impact on the development of their children.

Santorum, upset over being called a “bigot” by CNN’s Piers Morgan, pointed to the Bible and Roman Catholic teaching to bolster his beliefs regarding same-sex marriage and parenting, asking how 2,000 years of moral theology could be considered bigotry. And he was worried, he said, about the implications of allowing gay marriage and gay parents:

This has profound consequence to the entire ecology, moral ecology, of America. It will undermine the family. It will destroy faith in America. And does anybody go out there and make the argument as to why this is a good thing, because it will happen. Make the argument why this is right. I don’t hear those arguments.

“There are plenty of arguments,” replied one student, who doesn’t appear on camera. When asked to elaborate, she said it was “extremely unfair” of Santorum to say that there no social science reports suggesting children fared just fine with two same-sex parents, because there are actually a whole slew of them. (In fact, one such study recently made headlines of its own.)

The two then argued about the legitimacy of the American Psychological Association, and, well. A resolution was not reached, to say the least.

Take a look at their discussion, taking note of the awkwardness and cringing it caused in the students standing along the back wall:

h/t BuzzFeed

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