"In Texas, in the Bible Belt, it would have had more effect here than in other parts of the country," the dealer said. "It's abundantly clear that AFA heard loud and clear from Ford dealers that they thought the boycott was a stupid idea," said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 365Gay.com (6/6), The Detroit News
Ford too Out Front for the American Family Association
Check out the American "Family" Association's Boycott Ford website. The American "Family" Association (AFA) wants you to boycott Ford Motor Company because Ford's policies do not discriminate against gay people.
The AFA is suggesting that Ford has done more for Gay rights than any other American company. They go on to say...
"While this is hardly known to the general population, it is well known by numerous homosexual organizations. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign (a national homosexual organization whose goal is homosexual marriage) gave Ford a 100% corporate rating."
Whoops Ford is done in by the gay community. When we get treated with respect folks, keep it quiet. If you tell the media that a company likes us, they will get beat up by The AFA, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, or some other Christian bully organization. Imagine the stupidity of the Human Rights Campaign giving Ford a 100% rating in supporting gay rights. Back to the closet boys, and don't come out until... just don't come out.
AFA has more to say...
"From redefining family to include homosexual marriage, to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to support homosexual groups and their agenda, to forcing managers to attend diversity training on how to promote the acceptance of homosexuality, to sponsoring a "commitment (marriage) ceremony", to sponsoring Gay Pride Parades, Ford leads the way."
I have never heard Ford mentioned as being Gay friendly before. It was news to me. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is a Ford spokesperson, but he is straight despite all those rumours to the contrary. Like many big companies Ford advertises in gay communities, sponsors events etc. Like Coors, Ford gives money to pride events. I am surprised the AFA has stopped with Ford. They should be going after Coors.
Coors was a hero for the Christian "we hate Fags" lobby when Coors refused benefits to gays. Coors reversed their anti-gay policies after suffering financially from a boycott the gay community started. Coors the company, now officially supports queer rights of employees and gay pride events.
You won't hear the AFA go after Coors though. See Coors is still owned by the Adolph Coors family. The family funnels profits from Coors into foundations that then contribute millions of dollars to Republicans and anti-gay organizations.
Need to buy a new automobile, why not get a Ford.
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