This memo has yet to reach Anthony Culler, the Republican challenging Rep. James Clyburn (D) in South Carolina.
"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," the GOP hopeful wrote last Tuesday in a Facebook post.
Culler posted this status the day after the Supreme Court rejected five appeals from states to prohibit same-sex marriage, effectively sanctioning more gay and lesbian unions across the country.
"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," Culler's post continued. "For years this insidious plan has been in the works."
Culler contends that LGBT people who wish to wed are "bullies" of a "hateful nature" who have capitalized on apathy to win the right to marry. He entreats "the silent majority" in his district, where people "are MORE AGAINST same-sex 'marriage' than ANY other district in the State of South Carolina" to turn out and vote on Election Day.
But trailing Clyburn in the polls, Culler looks like he'll need more than spooky slurs to unseat the Democratic incumbent, who has served in the House for more than 20 years.