Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SC GOP distancing itself from anti-gay Congressional candidate after campy, homophobic video

Will wonders ever cease? The SC GOP is distancing itself from a Congressional candidate because they find him too homophobic.

From The State:

The S.C. Republican party's chairman said a GOP congressional candidate's comments comparing same-sex marriage supporters with the destructive creatures from the movie "Gremlins" does not represent values of the state.

State GOP boss Matt Moore clarified earlier comments and said the party is not actively supporting Anthony Culler's bid to unseat 21-year Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of Columbia.
Culler called gay-marriage supporter "bullies" and "Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life" in a Facebook post last week. The Kingstree resident repeated the "Gremlins" comparison in a video posted Monday.

That earned a rebuke from Moore, the state's Republican leader.

"Most people learned in kindergarten not to call other people names," Moore said. "Our party believes in the conservative definition of marriage, but we also believe in loving our neighbors and treating them with respect. Mr. Culler's desperate attention seeking in no way represents the good, decent South Carolinians across our state."

For his comments, Culler no longer has a chance of receiving active support from the state GOP, even though he won a contested party primary in June. The party has not been providing support for Culler, who is trying to win in a heavily Democratic district, Moore said.

So that's probably the rub of the entire thing. Culler has absolutely no chance in defeating Clyburn, so the SC GOP may be looking for a reason to desert him.

Cheat sheet for Idaho wedding chapel fake controversy

I've talked a lot today about how the anti-gay right attempted to manipulate a controversy against marriage equality with the help of an Idaho wedding chapel. Rather than rehash it, I thought I would rely on Scott Wooledge of Memeographs, who supplied this awesome graphic cheat sheet. Copy and paste wherever u like:

'Idaho wedding chapel controversy is anti-gay contrived fraud' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

Legal hitch at Hitching Post - According to this article, which I received by way of Joe Jervis, the controversy about the Idaho wedding chapel being penalized for not marrying a same-sex couple is looking more and more like a religious right contrived fraud. According to city officials, they have not received ANY formal complaint against the Knapps, the owners of the wedding chapel. And this being the case, the Knapps were never threatened with fines or jail time, in spite of religious right propaganda to the contrary. 

How San Francisco Is Forcing Its Gay Population Onto The Streets - Come on folks. This is NOT good.  

GOPer Doubles Down On Gays: 'These Creatures... Are So Destructive' - So a desperate Congressional candidate in my district is exploiting gays by calling us Gremlins to defeat Rep. Jim Clyburn. Well THIS gremlin votes, bitch. And while I have always voted for Clyburn, this time will be especially sweet. 

 A New York Times Columnist Spoke At A Fundraiser For A Group Working To Criminalize Gay Sex - One would think that a New York Times columnist would have better taste. Another myth shot to pieces.