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April 22, 2014
U.S. Postal Service to Unveil Stamp Honoring Known Sexual Predator
American Family Association Denounces Decision to Praise Known Pederast Harvey Milk

 Countless American heroes have been featured on U.S. postage stamps, from presidents, suffragists and abolitionists to inspiring sports stars and groundbreaking artists and musicians. 

But next month, another famous—or infamous name—will be added to their ranks: Harvey Milk. 

Milk’s claim to fame was that he was the first openly gay politician to run successfully for public office in California, but Milk’s sordid story goes beyond politics. 

“Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least,” said American Family Association (AFA, President Tim Wildmon. “Milk 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. Furthermore, the radical homosexual lobby will undoubtedly encourage businesses to use these stamps—all in the name of inclusiveness, political correctness and unity. Whatever you think about diversity, no one thinks diversity ought to include pedophilia. This is not diversity; this is perversity.” 

According to Milk’s biography, “The Mayor of Castro Street,” written by his own friend and fellow homosexual activist Randy Shilts, “Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems,” adding that Milk had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was “looking for some kind of father figure. … At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.” 

Milk is the first openly gay politician to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp. He served as a City Councilman in San Francisco in the ‘70s and was gunned down by fellow lawmaker Dan White in 1978. 

The stamp will be unveiled at a White House ceremony on May 22—Harvey Milk Day in California. 

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American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time. Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with more than one million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA websites average over 6 million unique visitors and 44 million hits per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.   

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