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Ford to meet with gay leaders on Monday

It’s about time. If you ask me, the folks Ford really needs to meet with are the executives at Kraft, who had the cojones to tell the fringe wingnuts at the American Family Association to go f*ck themselves. Maybe Kraft can lend FoMoCo some brass ones to stand up to the wingers, or show them where they can buy a set.

Facing a maelstrom of criticism over allegations it caved in to conservative Christians, Ford Motor Company has agreed to meet with national LGBT groups over the company’s decision to pull advertising from the gay media. The meeting will take place on Monday, Rita Sklar, the spokesperson for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, told 365Gay.com.

Following Ford’s announcement that it was dropping ads in the gay media for its Land Rover and Jaguar lines the American Family Association declared victory and said it was ending its threatened boycott. The AFA said the Ford decision was made following a meeting between it and the company at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan

Ford claims that the decision to cut back on advertising and the AFA meeting were not related but the company did not dispute the conservative group’s interpretation of the meeting.

More over at AmericaBlog.

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