Honoring Perversity: Portland Renames Major Street after Pederast, Cult Defender

In 2016, the U.S. Navy named a ship after the late politician, Harvey Milk. In 2009, President Obama posthumously bequeathed Milk with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now, city officials in Portland, Oregon, have voted to rename one of the city’s major streets after Harvey Milk, the first open homosexual to serve on the San Francisco, CA, Board of Supervisors. Harvey Milk was also a serial pederast. As his friend and biographer, Randy Shilts, wrote: “Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems.” Even more shocking, Milk was also a defender the now infamous Marxist cult leader Jim Jones, whose more than 900 followers — many of them campaign workers for Milk — perished in the most ghastly set of murder-suicides in modern history. Milk occasionally spoke at Jones’s San Francisco-based headquarters, promoted Jones through his newspaper columns, and defended the Peoples Temple from its growing legion of critics. Portland Mayor spoke about the importance of honoring Milk by naming a major street after him, saying that it “sends a signal that we are an open and a welcoming and an inclusive community.” Read more: