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04/25/2014

Stamping his feats: Randy Thomasson equates Harvey Milk with disasters

by Jeremy Hooper

When I posted video of Stephen Colbert's satirical take on the new Harvey Milk stamp, I noted how the comedian's faux outrage over LGBT matters often closely mirrors (or is even more muted than) the anti-LGBT crowd's actual reactions. Case in point:

HarveymilkstampSaveCalifornia.com notes the hypocrisy of the postal service's "Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee," which claims it solely "commemorates positive contributions to American life, history, and culture," saying "disasters will not be commemorated on U.S. postage stamps or stationery."

"Harvey Milk's 'LGBT' agenda has been an extremely negative influence on religious freedom, which it crushes, and the health and well-being of children, whom it sexually targets," [Randy] Thomasson said. "Indeed, a moral disaster -- the unnatural, unhealthy, tyrannical homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda -- is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which is pushing negative outcomes on children through this harmful sexual movement."
Don't Buy It: Harvey Milk Stamp[Save California]

Well, there certainly was a memorable disaster that accompanied Harvey's life. It came at the end, in fact. When he was murdered. Shot. Dead. Because of who he is.

But you keep talking like this, Mr. T. Your lack of pragmatism combined with your overzealous willingness to share it has been beautifully disastrous for your own movement—the same movement that publicly rebuked you ("the extreme fringe") during Prop 8.

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