A.F.A. Calls for a Boycott of Harvey Milk Postage Stamps-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The American Family Association (A.F.A) has activated a boycott campaign against U.S. Postal Service stamps commemorating Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California. Emailed alerts from A.F.A were sent out instructing readers not to accept Harvey Milk postage stamps from local post offices. The group also advised readers not to accept mail that have been postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamps and write ‘Return to Sender” on the envelope.
The boycott campaign by the American Family Association is real according to their website.
The Harvey Milk commemorative postage stamp is also real, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
According to its website, A.F.A. is a Christian “pro-family” organization whose activities are focused on the preservation of marriage, family, decency, morality, sanctity of human life, stewardship, and media integrity.
One of the many supporters of the commemorative stamp was Nicole Murray-Ramirez, a Commissioner for the city of San Diego, Ca. Murray-Ramirez chairs the San Diego Human Relations Commission and is an openly gay activist. In 1974, Murray-Ramirez rode in an open vehicle in San Diego’s first Pride Parade dressed up in drag as :Empress of the Imperial Court de San Diego.” Murray-Ramirez also supported the naming of a San Diego street after Harvey Milk, who was stationed there while he served in the U.S. Navy.