The rabidly anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, is protesting the recent release of the Harvey Milk postage stamp by encouraging its members to refuse to accept any mail bearing the stamp.
Wildmon calls Milk a “very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction. He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
The AFA advises members to write “Return to Sender” on any mail bearing the stamp, and to refuse them if offered at your local post office.
The U.S. Postal Service began issuing stamps on May 22 honoring the slain San Francisco Supervisor, who was one of the first openly gay men elected to public office and represented the Castro before he was assassinated in 1978.
The Postal Service said in a statement that Milk’s achievements, “gave hope and confidence to the LGBT community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.”
The AFA has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people.