The American Family Association, a fundamentalist Christian group, has shared a press release with its members urging them to refuse any mail that arrives with Harvey Milk's likeness. The USPS announced the Forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk last week.
In their statement, the AFA has said,
Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least. Harvey Milk was 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.
There are supposedly two options for members and supporters of the AFA if the picture of Harvey Milk hits their mailboxes:
1. Refuse to accept the Harvey Milk stamp if offered by your local post office. Instead, ask for a stamp of the United States flag.
2. Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp. Simply write "Return to Sender" on the envelope and tell your postman you won't accept it.
In the hateful words of the AFA, "The United States Postal Service honored a child predator at the whim of a drag queen."
Everyone start redirecting your Harvey Milk-stamped mail to the AFA, pronto.
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