Rick Santorum accused the “mullahcracy” in Iran of trampling on the rights of women and homosexuals Thursday night during the Fox News’ Republican presidential debate in Iowa.

The former senator is an outspoken opponent of LGBT rights, and has made controversial remarks likening homosexuality to “incest” and “adultery.” He told the Associated Press in 2003 that acceptance of gay sex could “undermine the fabric of our society.”

Watch video, clipped by ThinkProgress, below: