What do you get when you statutorily rape teenage boys? A prison sentence? Scorn and ostracism? If you’re “homosexual rights activist” Harvey Milk (shown), the answer is a U.S. Navy ship named in your honor.
The move is the handiwork of Obama appointee Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, who signed a July 14 notification indicating that “he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206),” reports USNI News. The site also tells us, “Over the last several years, there have been pushes from California politicians to have a ship named for Milk since the 2011 repeal of the Department of Defense’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. Naming a ship after Milk, ‘will further send a green light to all the brave men and women who serve our nation that honesty, acceptance and authenticity are held up among the highest ideals of our military,’ said Milk’s nephew Stuart Milk in a statement to San Diego LGBT Weekly in 2012.” Yet this assertion is ironic given that there’s little honest and authentic about the myth built around Milk.
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