American Family Association Terrified By USPS Harvey Milk Stamp

PIC: Daniel Nicoletta (CC)

PIC: Daniel Nicoletta (CC)

In a statement released last week (“A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp“) the American Family Association instructed its membership to refuse delivery of mail stamped with the new commemorative Harvey Milk stamp (I had no idea that there even was one. Thanks, AFA!), and if given them at the post office to ask for a United States flag stamp instead.

Choosing a stamp is your choice, and you can of course use it for anything, like sending a certified letter . You know: the kind that requires a signature. For only a couple of dollars more, you can receive an email that the letter was received and a copy of the individual’s signature – all for less than $6. (If you need to use that form, start over again with your own zip code.)

If you want to send a letter to the American Family Association expressing your feelings regarding this and other actions taken on behalf of you and your family, you may do so at the following address. It’s the only one for correspondence that I could find on their site, but it’s for charitable donations only.

American Family Association
PO Drawer 2440,
Tupelo, MS 38803

When you send a certified letter to a PO Box, the recipient is presented with a card that he or she must sign before they receive the item.

Be sure to take extra steps to ensure that the AFA doesn’t think that the envelope you use contains a check: The AFA depends on donations, and as long as they know your certified letter doesn’t contain part of the $19 million that keeps them afloat year to year, then you won’t be putting them in the moral dilemma of having to open a letter with the Harvey Milk stamp on it (or whatever stamp you choose) or risk throwing away money.

Alternatively, you might use their street address, but I don’t know if they accept mail there.

American Family Association
107 Park Gate Dr.
Tupelo, MS 38801

The American Family Association put out a press release this week with the title, “A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp.” After moving past the fact that a “self-described drag queen (a biological man with implanted breasts) and former transsexual prostitute” had lobbied to get Milk on the postage, the group let its views on San Francisco Board of Supervisors member, who was assassinated along with the city’s mayor in 1978, be known:

“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.”

Read the rest of the story at Mediaite,

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  • emperorreagan

    You’re just a bully, Matt Staggs. Everyone knows Harvey Milk stamps turn you gay, now you’re going to make the entire AFA gay.

    • Anarchy Pony

      I was gonna say, you lick a stamp with a gay on it, you’ll surely catch the gay. But now that I think about it, do you even need to lick stamps anymore? They’re all stickers now aren’t they? So very little chance of catching the gay from that.

      • aaron

        Well i dont know about how you put stickers on bun I peel off the backing then the sticker usually will stick to my finger until I place it on whatever im sticking it to so that means the adhesive on it gets on your finger and im sure that adhesive has some of the gay in it on this stamp so you probably can still catch the gay from sticker stamps.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Maybe just a little bicurious.

          • aaron

            Idk man even if the gay doesn’t infect you from it clearly you are putting the receiver of your letter at risk of infection by using that stamp and clearly if you use that stamp you are openly admitting to having copious amounts of homoerotic sex.

      • emperorreagan

        The first thing that happens when you let the Harvey Milk stamp across your threshold is that he spiritually manifests. He then possesses you and forces you over to your iPad, where you’ve been posting pictures of your dick on Grindr to entice misguided homosexuals into contacting you so you can explain to them the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ ™ and save them from their ways or condemn them to hell as the case may be.

        All of the sudden, though, with the spirit of Harvey Milk as transmitted by the USPS and the evil government conspiracy to turn everyone gay, you’re meeting up with those men on Grindr – and not just at truck stops and rest stops, where you tell them about the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ ™, you invite them into your home!

      • InfvoCuernos

        “sticker” heh heh, he said “STICKer”.

    • Matt Staggs

      You are mistaken: Spider-Man makes you gay, Emperor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk6omPlM8bw&feature=kp

  • Chaos_Dynamics

    Is it because they have to be licked?

    Do self adhesives pass muster?

  • aaron

    Tehehe. Another christian anti gay debacle that will accomplish nothing but making them look even more ignorant and judgmental than they already do (which is actually hard to do but they some how are managing).

    Here is a pretty funny video about their Chick-Fil-A one a couple years back…

    http://youtu.be/Uk-pIGJq18s

  • B.J.D

    I too would question the USPS’s decision to put a pederast on a postage stamp.

    • Oginikwe

      A “pederast”? Really? That’s all you got?

    • aaron

      Wait are you one of those ones who think all gay men are pedophiles after little boys? By that mentality that means I should probably keep you away from my 3 year old niece because clearly since if you are heterosexual you are attracted to little girls.

      • B.J.D

        What would you call a man in his mid-30’s who was having sexual relationships with teenage boys like Milk did?

        • Oginikwe

          I dunno. What do you call a rock star having sex with teenage girls like Ted Nugent? Is he also a pederast or is he a pervert? Depends upon the age of consent for that particular state, no?

          • B.J.D

            No, they are both fucking perverts. Lets not make this a partisan thing.

          • aaron

            I agree he is probably a pervert but Pedophiles are perverts but not all perverts have to be pedophiles so way to make up a strawman argument.

        • aaron

          First of all you are assuming it actually happened there are very few documentations of it that are not from the biased antigay christian right so they are way too biased to be considered a legitimate source. Second, even if it did happen the book you are quoting says the guy was 16 years old, in certain states and many countries 16 years old is the age of consent, plus there is a huge difference between having sex with a 16 year old and say a 10 year old, shit we let 16 year olds drive in this country so obviously people feel they have some what of an ability to make their own decisions. So saying someone is a pedophile in this situation is a bit of an exaggeration to say the least. Not saying I condone it if it did happen but dont twist information and turn it into something it is not.

          • B.J.D

            Randy Shilts could hardly be classified as “biased antigay christian right”. Listen, make up whatever excuses you want for Milk, but a grown man having sex with a teenager is seriously messed up.

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            Not to mention…there are states in the US currently that have lower age of consent than 16. I actually favor raising those standards. I think the nationwide average ought to be 16…straight or gay should not matter. Its probably worth noting as well that historically (even recent history) age of consent has always been lower than people like to admit…or are comfortable with. In our current era…I think we all agree that people under age of consent should be off limits…or at least the limit on what constitutes acceptable conduct should be shaped to reflect the age appropriate. (ie: is it still statutory rape when an 18 year old and a 17 year old have consensual sex? I don’t think so. But a 30 year old and a 16 year old? Now I have a different view of whether thats a healthy relationship…just because of the age difference and the likelihood of exploitation.)

            There are so many thorny issues that come to the fore when you deal with one of those gray areas where individuals have unique levels of emotional maturity and ability to cope with their actions. When we place the limit of consent too high (as in some states where women and men have differing ages of consent) we create a host of issues where the states presumption is that no one is morally or mentally competent enough for sex despite being old enough to work, join the military, pay taxes, drive and smoke. Likewise we can place limits too low…which may be respectful of the fact that some people can handle a lot even in their late teens…but leaves open the possibility of many others who aren’t so competent being ruthlessly exploited…which is unacceptable.

            Then we throw in SF culture circa the 70s…and even sexual mores in general circa the 70s. Speaking as a kid of that era…if you didn’t get laid under inappropriate circumstances at least once during that decade…you weren’t there or were just really lucky (or unlucky…depending on how you see it.) I got thru the 70’s and early 80’s ‘intact’ and virginal…but not for lack of opportunity. Despite the way the current generation is decried as immoral and vice-riddled…the people doing the complaining mostly come from an era so befouled by extreme perversion that they probably are just transferring their collective guilt onto anyone younger than they are. I can’t decide whether I’m happy that we treat adolescence with a little more reverence…or disappointed that we’ve turned into a bunch of sterile prudes who collapse into hysterics at the notion of human sexuality.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I’m always amused by the insecurity of Christian homophobes regarding their sexuality. To take their claims at face value…one has to believe that even heterosexuality is some kind of active choice to reject gay sex that they would otherwise succumb to…if it weren’t for dedicatedly praying to resist temptation. It suddenly becomes less astonishing that so many rabid phobes suddenly and seemingly inexplicably wind up face down on the first c*ck they come in contact with. They were distracted for a few precious seconds, stopped praying…and BLAM!!! C*ck to the mouth! Just like that.

    The part that still defies explanation is how they can be more tempted by d*ck than a guy who is actually gay. It presumes a lot about the naivete of straight men…and I’ve never really met one who was ‘on the fence’…and when introduced to the notion of an assf*cking, suddenly folded on the spot and said “Sure, why not…now that you’ve gone and introduced the concept…I can’t say no!”

    It takes a fantasy worldview to manage what the AFA wraps it head around every day…and theres no telling what they wrap their lips around every night.

    • aaron

      There was a radio host here where I live talking about how christians are just afraid of poop dick cuz you never hear about antigay christian men mentioning lesbian sex and they probably have no problem masturbating to lesbian porn that they secretly watch while the wife and kids are sleeping. Gotta love hipocracy.

      • Oginikwe

        Lol.
        That’s because many straight men view lesbians as some kind of special knitting club. Besides, they can relate quite well to lesbian sex.

    • Number1Framer

      Very nicely put. (Applause)

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