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The South Carolina GOP candidate who made headlines Monday for referring to gay people as “Gremlins” is back, this time seemingly threatening to defend his district against them – with a cannon.

(Watch the entire video above or on Facebook, or skip ahead to the 3:33 mark to see Culler’s remarks about gay people.)

Yesterday, the news was filled with headlines about the Republican congressional nominee for South Carolina’s 6th district calling gay people “Gremlins.” Anthony Culler found a cheap way, just weeks before the election, to get some attention by issuing an anti-gay, homophobic, hate-filled rant that said gay people are “bullies,” “self-destructive,” “have a strong tendency for substance abuse,” and are a “scourge on society.”

As The New Civil Rights Movement and others reported, Culler, who is attempting to unseat Democratic Congressman James Clyburn, wrote a lengthy rant on Facebook. 

An excerpt:

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.

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. These people, like my opponent SC-6 Congressman Jim Clyburn who OPENLY supports same-sex “marriage,” seek to destroy the traditional family and the values we cherish.

Late last night, Culler posted to Facebook a seven-minute video in which he seems to threaten to protect South Carolina residents of the 6th district from “gremlins” – with a cannon.

“And another thing you can count on is no matter how many ‘gremlins’ there are across this country,” Culler says, pausing as he pats the large black cannon he’s been leaning on, “we here in the 6th district, stand against it.”

To be clear, in his Facebook rant, Culler specifically referred to same-sex couples as “Gremlins.” 

And in last night’s Facebook post beneath the video Culler writes,

“Gremlins” and pro-abortion activists need to be concerned…there’s a Christian running in South Carolina that you can’t intimidate or stop.

So, the GOP nominee is not able to claim, in case he tries, that he was speaking about same-sex marriage. He very clearly seems to be referring to same-sex couples.

There is nothing remotely “Christian” about threatening people and using a cannon as a part of that threat. There is nothing remotely “Christian” about telling a segment of your potential constituency that they “need to be concerned,” possibly for their lives, because they’re gay, or in a same-sex marriage.

Culler, in last night’s video, refers to the South Carolina 6th district as “the Black district” and a “Christian district.” In the SC-6, there live about 670,000 people. There are same-sex couples in the SC-6. There are people who are parts of their families, who are their mothers, fathers, son, daughters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Many of them probably do not relish the idea of a vigilante crusading congressman threatening their loved ones with a cannon.

 

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New Florida Surgeon General’s First Act: Allowing Students Exposed to COVID to Attend School With No Restrictions

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He hasn’t even been confirmed yet by the Florida state Senate but Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Governor Ron DeSantis‘s new Surgeon General, on Wednesday signed an executive order that changes state policy on school attendance for students who have been exposed to COVID-19.

The order, which replaces an August 6 order by Dr. Ladapo’s predecessor, declares that students who have been exposed to COVID-19 can continue attending school in-person, as long as they are asymptomatic. It also repeatedly states that parents have sole discretion on how children are educated – in person or virtually – and on masks, effectively eliminating any locally-ordered mask mandates.

“The school boards in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, Alachua and Leon counties [had] challenged the Aug. 6 rule, which did not include the new provision about parents or legal guardians having ‘sole discretion’ about opting out of school mask requirements,” the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reports.

Those lawsuits are now effectively null and void because of the new order.

Dr. Ladapo, who opposes mask and vaccine mandates, has likened the focus on getting Americans vaccinated to a religious obsession, and supports treatment of COVID-19 with drugs that are neither approved for use against the coronavirus nor have been proven to be effective – namely the livestock-dewormer Ivermectin and the malaria-drug hydroxychloroquine. He also appeared in the infamous viral video with a discredited doctor mocked as the “Demon Sperm” physician.

 

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The former President of the United States, still the leader of the GOP and supposed “kingmaker” to any Republican desperate for his endorsement, is doing his best to undermine the Democrats and President Joe Biden, and he’s being criticized for it.

In one of his many press releases that still do not admit he is a former president, Trump on Wednesday said it would be “foolish and unpatriotic” of Republicans to not use the debt ceiling as a tool against the Democrats’ agenda, as he urged what could be economic catastrophe for the United States, should it default on its credit obligations and the government shut down.

As many have noted, raising the debt ceiling is to pay for the trillions of dollars in spending Trump signed into law.

“Republicans have no choice but to do what they have to do,” he claimed, implying he wants to see them carry out a scorched-earth policy.

Trump also falsely claimed Democrats are “trying to inflict…horror” upon America’s future.

He then called Democrats’ voting rights legislation that will protect and expand the franchise, “the end of our democracy.”

If the debt ceiling is not raised, ultimately, the federal government would default on its bills. What does that mean?

“If the U.S. government cannot pay its bills, millions of Americans would be affected,” CBS News reports today. “Social Security payments would not go out; U.S. troops and federal civilian employees would not be paid. Veterans could see compensation or pension payments lapse. And millions of Americans on food assistance would see benefits stop.”

Democratic Rep. Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands is warning if the GOP follows Trump’s demands it “will harm every American.”

Trump’s press release:

 

 

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According to the book “Peril,” as newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden first toured the White House after Donald Trump vacated it January 20, he encountered one room of the former president’s “toys,” and responded with a two-word vulgarity.

“Trump’s existence permeated the White House, even the residence,” Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa write in the new book, per an excerpt cited by ABC News, HuffPost reports. “One night, Biden wandered into a room where a huge video screen covered the wall. To relax, Trump used to upload programs to virtually play the world’s most famous golf courses.”

The new President had just two words to say about the golf “toy.”

“What a fucking asshole,” President Biden responded.

 

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