In a video message released on his Facebook page on Monday, South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Anthony Culler defended his use of the word “gremlins” to refer to gay couples.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported that Culler had called gay couples “gremlins” in a Facebook statement urging people to oppose gay marriage.

In the video, Culler doubled down on his comments.

“I made a comment that same-sex couples that want to destroy traditional marriage and our way of life — they're gremlins. They're these creatures that are so destructive,” he said.

"Government can make up any laws it wants to. It doesn't make it right. Evil is evil, wrong is wrong,” he added later.

Culler is facing off against Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in a race he appears to have little chance of winning.

His comments on gay couples have also prompted a libertarian activist to launch his own campaign for the seat.