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American Family Association Says Don't Accept Mail Marked With Harvey Milk Stamp

( [email protected] ) Jun 02, 2014 06:09 PM EDT

Harvey Milk Stamp
The Harvey Milk stamp was recently unveiled in Washington, D.C. (AP)

The American Family Association is encouraging American citizens to not accept any mail postmarked with the U.S. Postal Service's new Harvey Milk stamp, the first stamp to feature a homosexual elected official.

"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," an AFA press release said Wednesday. "He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp."

Milk served as a City Councilman in San Francisco in the '70s and killed by fellow lawmaker Dan White in 1978. Although hailed by many in the LGBT community as a hero, the AFA reports that Milk was a sexual predator who preyed on young men and boys.

According to Milk's biography, "The Mayor of Castro Street," written by 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."

The Harvey Milk stamp, which was unveiled at the White House late last month, was a result of seven years of lobbying by a self-described drag queen and former transsexual prostitute Nicole Murray Ramirez of San Diego.

The AFA describes the stamp as part of the "the radical homosexual lobby" to "undoubtedly encourage businesses to use these stamps -- all in the name of inclusiveness, political correctness and diversity."

"This is not diversity; this is perversity," the release concluded. The pro-family group encourages anyone who receives mail with a Harvey Milk stamp emblazoned on it to return the mail to the postman or the sender.

Earlier last week, the AFA and Liberty Counsel criticized schools for setting a day aside to honor Milk.

"Harvey Milk was known as a pederast," said Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel. "That's a man who in his mid-30s had a sexual appetite for teenage boys as young as 15 years old."

He continued: "Harvey Milk was demonstrably, categorically an evil man based on his rape of teenage boys, and the fact that our U.S. government would be commemorating and recognizing him as some kind of hero really just boggles the mind."