A pro-family leader in California said a Democratic mayoral candidate is engaging “political pandering” by wanting to name a ship after a late homosexual politician.
Congressman Bob Filner (D), from San Diego, is asking the Navy to name a ship after the late homosexual activist, Harvey Milk. Filner thinks Milk, who was a Navy officer in the 1950s, should be honored because of his “support for equality” in the military.
However, Randy Thomasson, of SaveCalifornia.com, says Milk is not the type of person the Navy should seek to honor.
“This sure smacks of political pandering right at the height of an election. To say that a sexual predator, a public liar, a person who denied [the existence of] sexually transmitted diseases, a person who believed in multiple sexual partners at the same time and wrote about it deserves to have a United States of America warship named after him? That is very, very bad,” Thomasson emphasizes. “And it is surprising, even through Bob Filner has voted in favor of this unnatural, unhealthy agenda his entire political career.”
Milk’s biography tells of sexual escapades, including relationships with young boys.
Additionally, Milk publicly advocated for the late Jim Jones, the infamous cult leader who led his followers to commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. Jones led the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project,” and in an audiotape of the deaths, described the 918 fatalities – mostly from drinking cyanide-laced flavored drink – as a “revolutionary suicide.”
In Milk’s biography, “The Mayor of Castro Street,” by Randy Shilts, the book details Milk’s sexual relationships with a 16-year-old, a 19-year-old and other young men.
Milk also recommended homosexuals engage in a polygamist lifestyle.
“As homosexuals, we can’t depend on the heterosexual model…We grow up with the heterosexual model, but we don’t have to follow it. We should be developing our own life-style. There’s no reason why you can’t love more than one person at a time. You don’t have to love them all the same…”
Republican Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation establishing “Harvey Milk Day” which is intended to teach all school kids about the life and controversial values of Milk.”
Another California bill prohibits teachers from saying anything critical when discussing homosexuals which would include speaking negatively about Milk’s young relationships and polygamy.
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