"Hate Group" Says Reject Mail with Harvey Milk Stamp

American Family Association is no fan of Harvey Milk, nor his stamps.

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    Officials unveil the new Harvey Milk stamp in a dedication ceremony at the White House, Thursday, May 22, 2014.

    The U.S. Postal Service's honor to America's first gay politician is no honor at all for the American Family Institute.

    The incendiary anti-gay group, which is classified as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, issued a press release this week urging Americans to reject mail with a "return to sender" note if it bears the stamp issued to honor slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, according to SFist.

    Putting the image of Milk, who is celebrated as a hero in San Francisco and in LGBT circles, on U.S. stamps is "perversity," the group says.

    The group claims that Milk engaged in "adult-child sex" and was also a homosexual polygamist, charges that do not appear to be based in fact.

    The group also says that Milk was honored by USPS at the behest "of a drag queen," a reference to Nicole Murray Ramirez.