My pal Chris Dunn sent me a note about the folks at the American Family Association. It turns out that they're none too happy about there being a commemorative stamp for Harvey Milk. They offer two suggestions to their members. The first should be easy enough to follow --
1. 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 second suggestion, though, might be a little bit more of a challenge for members to be diligent about
2. 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.
"Simply write" it indeed. Though if it's, oh, say, a bill that might not be so simple. Or a court summons. Or your favorite magazine, or a letter from a long-lost cousin, or --
Or what Chris's suggestion is. He writes that, "Me, I'm going to buy a bunch of Harvey Milk stamps, stick 'em on envelopes, and mail them to the AFA. For kicks I'm going to write 'Donation' on the outside of the envelopes."
I read through some of the organization's pleas and concerns, but what I couldn't tell if their complaints include that people would have to actually lick the stamps? If so, I'm here to assure the American Family Association that stamps today are self-adhesive.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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