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Anthony Culler

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Former Congressional candidate Anthony Culler, who won 67 percent of the vote in the Sixth District GOP primary to challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Clyburn, made a brief splash on the national political scene last fall when he proclaimed on Facebook that same-sex couples are “gremlins that will only destroy our way of life.” Anyone who follows South Carolina’s face-palmetto moments could have predicted the backlash that followed, but there was one interesting twist: Another Republican, Daniel Encarnacion of Moncks Corner, arose to challenge Culler in the election. His reason? Not because he wanted to take a stand for marriage equality, but because, as Encarnacion said in a press release, “I cannot sit idly by and allow Mr. Culler to describe gay men and women as gremlins.” Bold move there, man.


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