American Family Association Launches Petition To Congress To Stop Navy From Naming Ship After “Pedophile” Harvey Milk

American Family Association Launches Petition To Congress To Stop Navy From Naming Ship After "Pedophile" Harvey Milk

 

Well we knew all knew it was coming.

The American Family Association hate group has launched a petition to Congress to stop the US Navy from naming a ship for the late, great gay activist Harvey Milk.

It reads:

The Navy is set to name a ship after the late homosexual rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.

The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).

Harvey Milk was the first homosexual activist elected to public office in the United States and was assassinated in 1978. That record plus the fact that Milk, who bragged about being a pedophile, served in the Navy at a time it was illegal for homosexuals to do so, apparently justifies naming a Navy ship in his honor.

Harvey Milk was a sexual predator who preyed upon teen boys. According to The Mayor of Castro Street, Milk’s very favorable biography by Randy Shilts, in 1963, when Milk was 33, he took in “Jack” Galen McKinley, a 16-year-old runaway in New York City “who was looking for some kind of father figure,” to live with him as a lover. (click here for photo)

While Jack was still a minor, Milk moved him to San Francisco. However, when Jack matured beyond Milk’s taste for young guys, Milk dropped him.

Jack McKinney was highly disturbed and frequently suicidal after being rejected by Milk.  The Mayor of Castro Street records Milk’s shocking coldness when told of his former boy lover’s suicide threat. “Tell him not to make a mess,” Milk said. Eventually Jack died in a fall from the eighth floor of a building, in an apparent suicide.

Slander against Harvey aside, and believe me it is slander. What will they do when this petition fails? Boycott the Navy?

The AFA is going to Milk this one for all it’s worth.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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6 Responses

  1. Etien De Lamothe Cassel says:

    It’s an embarrassment for a 33 year old and a 16 year old as lovers! And we look up to this as an icon? Pfft…….

  2. Doodah says:

    Randy Shilts’ book has been proven to be full of inaccuracies. I do not wish to speak disparaging of either man,especially since both have passed, but it is widely known that Shilts and Milk did not get along. Shilts despised the publicity Milk was gaining in the Castro and Milk sidestepped Shilts in his political rise. Both men’s egos prevented them from working together. It is YOU who are perpetuating LIES.

    • Will Kohler says:

      Shilts also demonized Gatean Dugan dubbing him Patient Zero in The Band Played On to create a villain for the book without any proof ruining his life while he struggled with having AIDS

    • Etien De Lamothe Cassel says:

      So sad….Shilts was a fellow homo….believe whatever you want….
      The information is out there.

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