Monday, March 13, 2006


Buy Ford

The American Family Association is on another crusade to persuade its members to boycott American automaker Ford. The group originally asked its members to boycott Ford last year, however, it suspended the campaign for six months at the request of some Ford dealers. The AFA has support from 18 other groups in the US. Pro-Family organizations endorsing the boycott of Ford include:
American Family Association
Center for Reclaiming America
Citizens for Community Values
Vision America
Free Market Foundation - should they actually be boycotting anything? Isn't that an oxymoron for this group?
WIN Family Services
Liberty Counsel
Point of View Radio
Coalitions for America
Mayday for Marriage
Judeo-Christian Council
Constituent Voice
Coalition for Marriage and Family
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
National Association of Marriage Enhancement
VCY America Radio Network

What does the AFA have against Ford? Do they believe that Ford makes cars or tucks that are not safe for children. No. Do they have faulty car seats? Nope. They simply feel Ford is too aggressive in promoting and supporting the homosexual agenda.

FYI - The picture shown is an example listed as being "suggestively" homosexual.

For example:

Ford publicly announced they are giving $250,000 to help build a dedicated homosexual community center in Ferndale, Michigan. Regarding their donation, Ford Motor Company Fund (funded by Ford Motor Company) President Sandra Ulsh said, "Ford is proud to support Affirmations (Gay and Lesbian Community Center) and its partners." Ford said the new center will serve as a "cornerstone for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the state of Michigan. It will be a place to build and nurture a more inclusive and respectful society."

The AFA's take:

Obviously, Ford thinks those who do not support homosexual marriage are not "inclusive and respectful".

There is nothing in the release that talks about legalizing homosexual marriage. It is meant as recognition of tolerance and difference. These family groups always add in the piece about supporting homosexual marriage - The typical right-wing, Christian bully approach. You are either with us OR against us. There is no middle ground. In fact, read the whole boycott site and you can at least 10 claims of support for homosexual marriage. All are untrue.

Some of the other Ford "offences":

Ford held the first automotive conference aimed at bringing diversity to the car industry.

According to the AFA:

"Diversity" is a code word for homosexuality. By defining themselves as a minority such as African-Americans, homosexual activists seek to bolster their claims of needing special treatment. Encouraged by Ford, more than 100 multinational companies attended the meeting which, according to, included a goal of "broadening the number of LGBT workers in the field."

Ford hired a D.C. marketing firm to target the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender market and developed a plan to involve Ford in the day-to-day business of selling vehicles worldwide to gay and lesbian customers.

Now, shouldn't free market capitalists love this? Are they not finding a market and trying to corner it? Oh right, it is dirty market. Never mind.

In fact, how is it any different than this?

The final words are those of Bill Ford, who at a national Gay and Lesbian event in Washington this past December, issued these words to describe Ford's approach:

Ford Motor Company and its brands value diversity among all of our constituents and pride ourselves on strong and clear values -- respect for our customers, communities, employees, suppliers and dealers; acceptance of our differences; inclusion of different people with different perspectives; and integrity.

"We value all people – regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or physical differences." "This is a historical commitment of the Ford Motor Company that I intend to carry forward."

Go forth and buy Ford.

Typical liberal propaganda that is being crammed in our faces. A bunch of crap. I wont be buying a Ford.
aha, thank god for the American family association decoding the word 'diversity'. For so long I had been fooled into thinking that it was a word that meant inclusivity but now I know that it actualy means homosexual.

nice post
Nice post - it's difficult to find a balance b/n supporting companies that share your ideals and the quality / suitability of their product in meeting your needs as a consumer. ie. good for Ford, but probably not going to buy one.
Here is yet another take on Ford's line of gay cars and trucks
Cough, did you just endorse a domestic car maker. They did something to Shaky in India.
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