Christian conservative group American
Family Association (AFA) is urging its members not to open letters
postmarked with stamps honoring Harvey Milk, the first openly gay
elected official of a major U.S. city.
The stamp was unveiled during a White
House ceremony last week on what would have been Milk's 84th
Milk stamp unveiled at White House.)
Saying that Milk is “the last person
we should be featuring on a stamp,” the
group said members can do two things.
“Refuse to accept the Harvey Milk
stamp if offered by your local post office. Instead, ask for a stamp
of the United States flag,” the AFA wrote in a blog post, then
added, “Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is
postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp. Simply write 'return to
sender' on the envelope and tell your postman you won't accept it.”