Friday, May 30, 2014

Hate Group Freaks Out Over Postage Stamp

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

The American Family Association, an organization officially recognized as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, made news yesterday when it issued instructions to its members regarding a new stamp from the United States Postal Service.  The stamp honors murdered San Francisco City Supervisor - and gay activist - Harvey Milk.

The AFA told its members to refuse the Harvey Milk stamps if the post office tries to palm any off on them, and to demand instead stamps bearing the American flag.  The knucklehead organization further recommended that members refuse mail that comes with the Milk stamp, and to mark letters "return to sender."

Hope the damn gummint doesn't get tricky and send their welfare checks out with the Harvey Milk stamps!  What would a gun-toting, beer-swilling patriot do in a case like that?

Oh, my!  I was so amused by this homophobic nonsense that I stopped by my local post office this morning and bought three sheets of the offending postage - and I may buy more before they sell out!

I'm reminded of a story that the postmaster at Noel, Missouri, told me years ago.  He said that when the red ribbon AIDS postage stamp came out, it was not well received by the local public.  Some feared they would catch AIDS by licking the stamps.  Maybe communicating by letter is too traumatic for some people - and they should just stick to texting.


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