Fundamentalists Protest Harvey Milk Stamp, Accuse LGBT Activist of Pedophilia

The postal service honors the gay rights hero, and the American Family Association is none too pleased about it.

The Harvey Milk Forever Stamp is unveiled at its dedication ceremony at the White House on May 22. (Photo: Larry Downing/Reuters)

Jun 1, 2014· 0 MIN READ
Kristina Bravo is Assistant Editor at TakePart.

The American Family Association, self-proclaimed champion of the “moral foundations of American culture,” boycotts many things. It protested NYPD Blue’s violent content in 1993. A few years ago, the group slammed doll maker American Girl when it sold “I Can” wristbands in support of a girl empowerment charity, which the AFA called a “pro-abortion, pro-lesbian advocacy group.” Now the fundamentalist Christian organization has declared its next target: a postage stamp honoring LGBT rights hero Harvey Milk.

In a call to action published on its website, AFA calls Milk a drag queen and a predator.

“Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the statement. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”

The AFA fears that businesses will offer support “in the name of inclusiveness, political correctness and diversity,” declaring the move as perversity and not diversity.

To the fundamentalists’ dismay, post offices across the nation now carry the stamps, and many people have gladly used them to honor the LGBT rights hero. So what should any good Christian do, according to the AFA?

First, if your local post office offers it, refuse it and “ask for a stamp of the United States flag” instead. Then, reject any mail sent to your home or business bearing the stamp. “Simply write ‘Return to Sender’ on the envelope and tell your postman you won’t accept it.”

The stamp was unveiled on Wednesday at a White House ceremony a week after Harvey Milk Day.