SCGOP Chairman Rebukes Anti-Gay Candidate

PALMETTO REPUBLICAN LEADER BLASTS CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FOR COMMENTS By FITSNEWS || South Carolina “Republican” Party chairman Matt Moore is drawing praise from the libertarian wing of his organization after publicly rebuking anti-gay comments made recently by one of the Palmetto State’s GOP congressional candidates. Last week “Republican” sixth congressional district…


By FITSNEWS || South Carolina “Republican” Party chairman Matt Moore is drawing praise from the libertarian wing of his organization after publicly rebuking anti-gay comments made recently by one of the Palmetto State’s GOP congressional candidates.

Last week “Republican” sixth congressional district candidate Anthony Culler referred to homosexual couples as “Gremlins” – a reference to the scaly, reptilian monsters in the 1984 horror movie.

“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.

He went on to describe same sex couples as “bullies,” a “pestilence” and a “scourge on society.”

“Look away from this scourge on society and condemn it,” Culler continued. “Starve it out and actively stand against this movement and those pushing it.  Seek the dismissal of all those in the judiciary and legislature that support and seek to legalize same-sex ‘marriage.’ Stand against this and we will reverse it and drive it back into the darkness.”

Not long after Culler’s comments became public, we wrote a post highlighting how his views were not being called out by the GOP – which wasn’t surprising given same sex marriage is explicitly rebuked by both the state and national GOP platforms.

“Our party believes in the conservative definition of marriage, but we also believe in loving our neighbors and treating them with respect,” Moore told Maya Rhodan of Time. “Mr. Culler’s desperate, attention-seeking antics in no way represent the good, decent South Carolinians I’ve met across our state.”

In a separate interview with The Hill – a Beltway insider publication – Moore offered up similar language.

“Our party platform strongly supports traditional marriage and that won’t change in South Carolina over the next two years, but it’s important that we treat people with respect and offer solutions on a variety of different fronts,” Moore told reporter Peter Sullivan.

Interesting …

First off, lets dispense with the obvious: Culler is a fringe candidate running in a seat the GOP will never win in a million years.  So Moore is taking a limited risk in calling him out.  Of course according to recent polls, a majority of South Carolinians – including a healthy majority of South Carolina GOP voters – still support a government ban on gay marriage.

So Moore is taking a calculated risk in criticizing a candidate who is outspoken in support of such a ban … which oh by the way the state’s “Republican” governor and attorney general are still fighting to uphold in court.

Moore’s remarks drew praise from Daniel Encarnacion, a libertarian leaning GOP activist who previously challenged Culler to apologize – saying he would mount a write-in campaign for the sixth district seat in the event such an apology wasn’t forthcoming.

“Thank you to State GOP Chairman Matt Moore for also fighting for reasoned and respectful debate and dialogue and calling Anthony Culler to account,” Encarnacion said.

For his part, Culler is refusing to back down – posting a lengthy video to his Facebook page reaffirming his comments.

He also accused Moore of throwing him “under the bus” due to his “Christian and conservative beliefs.”

This website has always affirmed gay rights – including the right to marry.  However we don’t believe marriage is a government institution, arguing it should be left up to individual congregations which are held accountable by their parishioners, denominations and ultimately, their God.  Accordingly, we emphatically support the right of churches to refuse to marry any couple – gay or straight – as they see fit.


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You like? October 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Speaking of movie characters, the republican base in SC is like a bunch of overweight Borats.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:31 pm

How’s it feel to get your stupid and punch-drunk @$$ kicked by a Borat???…LMAO….You gonna move if you lose on Nov. 4?

You like? October 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Moved a long time ago. You sad fools are going to reelect Haley, Graham and all the other frauds who have been playing and using you useful idiots for years now. The funny thing is Nikki would never have anything to do with you in public. You would be rebuked, just like the dipshit in the article. Cheers!

Saluda Rapids October 21, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Anthony Culler is going to lose, we know that. He doth protest too much…he has that “Gay Boy Southern Twang” to his voice. Just the way the SCPD likes it. Also, have you repudiated that pedophile associated with your blog? Could be trouble for you.

cap'n crunch October 22, 2014 at 8:56 am

It’s always the effeminate ones who are the most virulently anti-gay.

Buz Martin October 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

He’s always reminded me of Bachmann’s crazy husband.

Smirks October 22, 2014 at 8:54 am

Talk about overweight Borats and sure enough one shows up.

Native Ink October 21, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Times sure have changed. This kind of anti-gay speech would have been mainstream in the GOP 10 years ago. Now if we can just get to this new happy place with other issues like climate change, worker’s rights, universal health care, and campaign finance reform.

Tom October 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Times haven’t changed that much. Look at Big T, Culler and the other wing nuts that post here and you will see the core of the SC Republican party.

bill October 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

The core of the Democrat Party are ugly women that worship abortion, perverts, illegals and ISIS supporters.

John October 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Moore took a couple of days, stuck his finger in the wind, and voila!

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:08 pm

No…if would have stuck his finger in the wind, he would have told that leftwing special intrest Gestapo to kiss his @$$..

He blundered this one. It will hurt the GOP to concede to this ugly hate group. W’ere sick of the apologists who attack our people to make the ignorant, and offensive leftists happy. Scew em. I’m getting sick of seeing your ugly faces in the media every day.

Tom October 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Seems as though you would be right at home with an ugly hate group. You meet all the criteria. You’re ugly and you hate anyone who isn’t you.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Yet another ignorant liberal so stupid, he has to use my characterization of him…to turn on me. You EVER have a THOUGHT of your own????

Tom October 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Seems to me you are upset that the leader of your party rebuked you. You are just like that brainless deadbeat culler, so when the party rebuked him it rebuked you.

larry October 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Tom I really don’t care if you fuck your boyfriend or dog. I do have a problem when you perverts target churches and private businesses.

Smirks October 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

“Compassionate conservatives” sure can’t help themselves when it comes to comparing gay couples to dog fuckers.

Tom October 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

Larry, just as I don’t care that you fuck that goat in the back of your barn, when your toothless wife won’t put out.

By the way I am not gay, if that is what you mean by pervert. And I think hate mongers like you and culler are the perverts our society needs to worry about. A bunch of ill bred, uneducated rednecks who want to destroy anything and anyone that doesn’t fit precisely in their version of America. Which would be a hell hole.

One day you backwoods rednecks will actually all die out. Not that I will live to see it. But the Republican Leadership turning on you must have really stung. But don’t worry. They didn’t really mean it. They just wanted votes.

I’m sorry, did i use any words that were too big for you?

SCBlues October 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

“Moore took a couple of days, stuck his finger in the wind, and voila!”
HIs finger was probably stuck somewhere else for a couple of days – and if he licked his finger before sticking it in the wind I sure as hell hope he washed first – Republican fingers end up in some of the strangest places . . . .

Tired Of Libertarism & Koch October 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Well, can gay couples ifile joint tax returns since some believe marriage should only count if its religious? I wasn’t married in a church and I sure do. If you want less government, stop the war machine and big oil interest. And fuck self-regulating free markets. What bullshit!

The Tax Man Cometh October 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

What about the Koch Brothers tax cut?You mean you’re against that?Damn

9" October 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Gay people can be denied,end of life/visitation-rights decisions,too.It happened to me,and it was a nightmare,and very expensive.Most people don’t realize it,but you can be denied employment and housing,legally,if you’re.gay.

philly joe October 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

See, that is the problem and why this will burn the Dems.
Go fuck yourself. Be a queer and fuck your same-sex boy/girlfriend. Fuck your pit bull and howl at the moon.

Don’t bring your perversion around my PRIVATE business, my PRIVATE home I am seeking a renter for or my NON_PROFIT church.

I will not hire you, rent to you nor do I want you around my family or suing my pastor.

Take your freakshow down the road.

9" October 21, 2014 at 9:15 pm

You’re so cute when you’re mad.You need a good buttfucking;it worked last time,baby boy;)


Smirks October 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

Take your freakshow down the road.

But that’s where yours is…

Godslayer October 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

What an exemplary Christian Mr. Culler is. I bet Jesus is just waiting to high-five him in Heaved.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Typical liberal. Judging a man based on your perverted ideas of spirituality…

Godslayer October 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Typical GrandTango. Unemployed, fat, no relationships, ghost town of a blog, etc.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Oh yeah…that’s it. The personal attack. Textbook Dumb@$$#ry…

Godslayer October 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Just pointing out the facts. Are they wrong?

BigTslayer October 22, 2014 at 9:18 am

Didn’t think so.

Smirks October 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

You clearly haven’t been to his blog. Each post has several comments, clearly quite the lively place-

Oh, wait, all of those comments are him commenting on his own post.

Wow, that’s, like, really sad, man.

ewe October 22, 2014 at 9:18 am

You have!?! God bless your soul.

Buz Martin October 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

He likely gets some comments from pogo a.k.a. Sandi Morals, a.k.a. a cast of thousands. Another prolific internet troll with an almost identical agenda. Hard to believe they are not the same person, but it’s true.

guest October 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Just a question. You say you and Wallace are “buddy’s” yet you slander Mark Kelley on Fits?

You do know that Kelley and friends created Wallace’s political life in a bar he used to own called Shamrocks? I would assume they are still good friends?


Buz Martin October 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

You don’t have friends who don’t like each other?

I did not slander Kelley. I don’t know whether or not he was directly involved in the transfer of money from Brad Dean to Gresham Barrett. Weirdly enough, David Wren said he was not, yet he got sued, as though he had said the opposite. Therefore I believe the suit was for the purpose of shutting Wren up about everything. Kelley was the guy chosen to do it. Which STILL does not mean he was involved in criminal activity. Just that some of his friends were. And I don’t believe that Randal was among them.

If this is all too taxing on your widdle brain, well … tough shit!

Boswell Fartin October 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Will Folks labeled you a “socialist”. Socialists lie and try and deceive the people.

Joy October 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Moore is one of the few Republicans in South Carolina who actually gets it. You can’t win elections by making a political party smaller.

Jan October 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Yea, right! Ask him were he stands on equal pay for Women, the Dream Act, immigration reform, and same sex marriage. Saying gay people aren’t Gremlins isn’t much of a concession to inclusiveness. The GOP remains the party of old white men and their Stepford wives.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The Democrats side w/ you Jan…even though most of the Bull-$#!t they scare you idiots with, is mythical….and Obama’s numbers are at 40% or below, and the US House is R, and you soon may lose the US Senate..And some of the F*#king Democrat fools running for office, will not even admit they voted for the man you see as your corrupt lord and savior…

When people are suffering, and all you can do is regurgitate Hate-Fables, to polarize our country…voters have the tendency to slap the $#!t out of you Dumb@$$…Thank goodness.
I’m just glad it caught up w/ you. And it scares me to death that it took so long for a majority to figure out what I told you seven years ago.

Jan October 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Sorry Big T, the approval rating of House Republicans is at 21%. Twice what they deserve. I’m not really worried about who controls the Senate for the next two years. Noting will get done anyway. I am looking forward to 2016 and President Clinton.

Women, know what the GOP stands for. If you are a woman or have daughters you are a fool to vote for a Republican. Women will be thinking about that for the next two years.

See http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/

ben g. October 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Why is that Jan? 1.5 million children destroyed by their mother’s every year is not enough for you “women”? 60 million of those sons and “daughters” destroyed since Roe v. Wade.

What are ya gals holding out for? Legalizing partial-birth abortion and infanticide? Don’t be disappointed with legalized perverted marriage drops the abortion rate.

You and the Democrat Party will just have to be more creative…

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Good point ben g. The less intelligent “women” who vote for abortion Democrats have been convinced slaughtering little babies — that they are trusted by God to protect—is the advancement of womanhood.

Liberal (Clinton-esque) men use them up, while knocking them up—then let women F*#k their heads up, by ripping the life from their wombs. Classy bunch, those liberals. Real women lovers, for sure.

ben g. October 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Mother Teresa once said “if a mother can kill her own child, what can be next?”

America in 2014.

Jan October 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

I don’t need to debate you on Abortion. That issue is set in the minds of everyone, and no one is going to change their mind at this point. We all have opinions as to when an abortion should or should not be allowed, and mine is most likely not what you think.

That said women understand that Republicans have fought women on equal pay, have fought women on family leave, have fought women on the need for a higher minimum wage ( as women are far more likely to be rearing a child alone than an man and far more likely to be stuck in working multiple minimum wage jobs) have fought women on the equal rights amendment, and even fought giving women the vote.

Women understand that the Republican Party is currently dominated by social conservatives who believe women belong in the home supporting their husband and his career.

Women understand that the Republican party wants to end Social Security and Medicare, two programs which women rely on heavily in retirement. Especially those who have stayed home to take care of their children, and may be left will little or nothing to live on in the event of divorce or the death of their spouse.

The Republican Party can continue to stand on, “yea we haven’t done anything for women, but we are anti-abortion, so vote for us” if they want to, but most women are not one issue voters.

mamatiger92 October 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

“If men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbuck’s. There would be 2 on every block & 4 in every airport — and the morning after pill would come in different flavors like sea salt & cool ranch.” SNL

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Obama is losing women in droves, because he failed them, like I said he would. He failed ALL Americans, and I knew he would. The election – or presidency- was about about him, his selfishness and the special interest hate squads…

PS: The GOP will control Congress after Nov. 4, even w/ a 21% approval rating. Only the idiots have not figured out that Congressional Approval Rating number is meaningless….Control, and BLOCKING Obama is what it’s all about…and w/ the Senate, there will be more rejecting of Obama and his hateful, hurtful and stupid polices. (;

Smirks October 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

the approval rating of House Republicans is at 21%. Twice what they deserve.

That’s actually really good, considering they’re only representing 1%.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

It’s next to criminal to say something any leftwing special interest group does not like.

HD October 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

There is a difference between taking a principled stand on the issue of same-sex marriage and demonizing (gremlinizing?) gay people. There was a line crossed here and this dipshiat should be called out for it.

Jack C. Hall Jr. October 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Exactly…and it takes a person with some class and scruples to recognize trash when he sees it….Matt is a straight up good guy sounds like.

euwe max October 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

gay is passe.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

To be passé, it had to be relevant. It never was anything special. Just what some choose to do. Only the sycophant media and liberal politicians have turned into the F*#king show of freaks you are…No one really cares, except you won’t STFU…and boff in your own bath houses, boat ramps or bedrooms…

euwe max October 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm

public restrooms and wide stances.

GayTango October 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm

When did you choose to be straight, GrandTango? Then again, if nobody of either sex will be with you, what does it really matter?

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Exactly. You’re agreeing w/ me, but I think your demand for hostility – because it serves your masters’ politics – clouds your ability to see it.

GayTango October 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

So you spent time as gay before deciding to be a sexless straight. Being straight is a choice, just like you pointed out.

euwe max October 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

It just occurred to me that Damned Tango is descended from the Naked Mole Rat.

SC Political Digest October 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Wow..you are SO creative. Are you a writer???…that is so insightful, deep and ingenious…Is FITS tutoring you…or is it Boz?

euwe max October 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Bez, not Boz… damn you’re dumb.

mamatiger92 October 22, 2014 at 8:22 am

“Are you a writer???…”
are you?

SC Political Digest October 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

Another original thinker of the liberal best and brightest party???…

9" October 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I wish I had the luxury to say something that dumb…

euwe max October 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

I have to admit, it feels pretty good.

Sorry about the whole dystopia thing.

RamonaRamez October 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Gays vote, pay taxes, and spend money in the national economy. They are your neighbors and fellow church members. They have hopes and dreams like everyone else.

Smirks October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

Next you’ll be saying gays are people, too.

If the Religious Right’s arguments have taught me anything, it’s that gays are dogs/horses/children/mentally handicapped/psychotic/sexual deviants/perverts who hate god and simply want to ruin marriage for straight people. But you can’t call them backwards-thinking, closed-minded bigots because they’re just following their religion, so that makes saying outright offensive tripe absolutely A-OK.

Greg October 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

South Carolina’s republican politicians have come a long way accepting homosexuals. They’ve even promoted one of their own to become president of the College of Charleston.

Jack C. Hall Jr. October 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Thanks Matt Moore for having the guts to put this jerk in his place….even if you are a Republican you are one cool guy in my book.

Jackie Chiles October 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

What a brave stance- calling out a candidate that never had a chance in the first place.

EREY October 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Nikki Haley, Joe Wilson, and any Lexington County politician is a “bully” a “pestilence” and a “scourge on society.”


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