CREDIT: Screenshot from Anthony Culler’s Facebook video
After drawing criticism for a Facebook calling same-sex couples “gremlins,” a GOP candidate from South Carolina reaffirmed his position on marriage equality.
Anthony Culler, who is challenging Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), set off a firestorm Monday with a Facebook post warning, “If you believe in traditional families and that marriage is defined as an institution between one man and one woman then I ask that you start acting like it and START VOTING like it! Do not buy the “cuteness” and “What will it hurt?” arguments whispered in your ears and marketed to our children. 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.”
But Culler did not back down in response to the backlash. In a new Facebook video released Monday, Culler repeatedly referred to same-sex couples as gremlins.
“I made a comment that same-sex couples that want to destroy traditional marriage and our way of life, they’re gremlins,” he explained. “They’re these creatures that are so destructive.
“No matter how many gremlins there are across this country, we here in the sixth district will stand against it,” he vowed.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court guaranteed marriage equality in a number of states, including South Carolina, when it announced that it would not hear marriage cases from states where federal appeals courts already declared same-sex marriages constitutional. Days after the announcement, South Carolina’s Supreme Court postponed same-sex marriages until a federal judge is officially bound to follow the Virginia precedent. But marriage equality in the Palmetto State is inevitable.
Watch Culler’s video below: