The Republican challenger to Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) described same-sex couples as “Gremlins” in a Facebook post dated Oct. 14.
Anthony Culler urged voters to oppose gay marriage during the midterm elections by voting for him over his opponent “who OPENLY supports same-sex ‘marriage,'” and who seeks “to destroy the traditional family and the values we cherish.”
Culler said “same-sex ‘marriage’ is a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family.”
“Same-sex couples that seek to destroy our way of life and the institution of marriage are NOT cute and cuddly but rather (for those of you that are old enough to remember the movie), Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life,” Culler said. “These people are bullies and now that they are winning their true and hateful nature is much easier to see and hear. (Watch the response to this post.)”
Culler ranted about the substance abuse and “anything goes” parties that same-sex couples “revel in. Look away from this scourge on society and condemn it.”
The Hill reported that Culler had “no chance” of beating Clyburn and noted that his Facebook post encouraged a local libertarian activist to join the race. Daniel Encarnacion announced via Facebook on Monday that, while his chances were slim, he wanted to provide voters with an alternative to Culler.
“I cannot sit idly by, and allow Mr. Culler to describe gay men, and women as gremlins,” the post read. “This is the definition of ignorance, and is absolutely reprehensible.”
Here’s Culler’s Facebook post: