A Christian lawyer in the US has spoken out about his disapproval at a series of postage stamps featuring late gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, saying he “was demonstrably, categorically an evil man based on his rape of teenage boys.”

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel commented on the US Postal Service’s decision to release the stamps whilst speaking to OneNewsNow, of the American Family Association, reports Right Wing Watch.

The piece, titled “How far we’ve fallen: An official stamp of approval for sexual perversion”, quoted Barber as accusing the late San Francisco councilman of the “rape of teenage boys”.

“Well, like so much of ‘progressive’ – that’s liberal – propaganda, this is rooted in a whitewashing of reality. It’s rooted in historical revisionism,” Barber said.

“Harvey Milk was known as a pederast,” he continued. “That’s a man who in his mid-30s had a sexual appetite for teenage boys as young as 15 years old.” According to Barber, that has been confirmed by victims who stepped forward.

“Harvey Milk was demonstrably, categorically an evil man based on his rape of teenage boys,” he said. “And the fact that our US Government would be commemorating and recognizing him as some kind of hero really just boggles the mind.”

Barber in May tweeted an image, which depicted a gay man attempting to trick a boy scout into a sexual act.

That was not the first time Barber spoke out to say the Boy Scouts of America should not lift its ban on gay volunteers, members and staff, he in February said that it could not remain “morally straight” if it allowed gay scout masters, compared homosexuality with paedophilia and suggested gay scout masters would put boy scouts at risk.