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Return Letters with Harvey Milk Stamp? AFA Launches Bizarre Anti-LGBT Protest

If your utility bill comes with a Harvey Milk stamp, don’t pay it – return it to sender. That is the message the American Family Association is sending out to its supporters.

The notorious anti-LGBT group is up in arms because the US Postal Service has issued a stamp featuring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.

According to the post office, the postage stamp honors the “visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S,” for his achievements which “gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.”

This of course infuriated the AFA, which believes that the LGBT community is not discriminated enough these days by liberal leaders like Obama, who honored Milk posthumously with the Medal of Freedom in 2009, and according to the fellow hate group FRC, is more interested in ‘gay interests’ like Harvey Milk than the Christian woman facing death in Sudan for refusing to disavow her faith.

In fact the AFA is so angry, they sent out a missive decrying the stamp and encouraging people to ‘protest’ by refusing to acknowledge mail with the image and return them to sender immediately.

“The Harvey Milk stamp was a result of seven years of lobbying by a self-described drag queen (a biological man with implanted breasts) and former transsexual prostitute Nicole Murray Ramirez of San Diego,” the letter read, spewing the same hate Milk inspired people to combat.

“Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least,” the rant continues. “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.”

The group also told people that if the post office tried to sell them a Milk stamp that they should instead request something far more ‘patriotic’ and ‘wholesome’ – the American flag.

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