AFA still Ford-bashing on LGBT support
Dear old Don Wildmon is at it again, taking credit for Ford Motor Company’s slump in U.S. sales, sending out one of his fundie alerts. Blenders Paul and Tedi are on Don’s email blast list, so they passed on the latest screecher.
Remember the American Family Association is happy dancing at Ford’s misery choosing to believe its boycott is accomplishing this. It’s worth reminding Don and Tim Wildmon that the automaker’s sorry fortunes have little to do with supporting equality in its advertising and treatment of its LGBT employees, and more to poor sales of behemoth gas-guzzling trucks and cars that its bottom line has depended on for far too long. [Incidentally, the company’s fortunes are picking up abroad — sales in China have doubled, rising 101.8 percent.]
That said, the AFA machine continues to mail out drivel like this to fill its coffers. The bible-beaters are harping on Ford’s decision to meet with local dealerships, with the AFA hoping that any discussions will center on “poor sales are caused by The Homosexual Agenda.”
Ford Motor Company continues to support the homosexual agenda despite a steady drop in sales and the price of their stock. The latest Ford support for the homosexual lifestyle came in the July 4 issue of The Advocate, a homosexual magazine. Ford placed two full page ads in the publication featuring all their brands of automobiles, just as they did the previous month. This issue promoted Lambda Legal, a homosexual organization pushing the homosexual agenda in the courts. Lambda has been at the forefront:
* in promoting homosexual marriage
* in changing birth certificates for people having sex-change operations
* allowing homosexuals to adopt foster children
* striking state sodomy laws
* forcing schools to allow homosexual student clubs
* forcing Boy Scouts to accept homosexual adult leaders
Ford has repeatedly said that they will not stop funding the homosexual groups.
Ford has been very generous in their support of the homosexual agenda, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, Chicago Motor City Pride, The Advocate, Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, Out magazine, GLOBE, Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Lesbian & Gay MBA Conference, Reaching Out MBA Conference, PFLAG, GLSEN, Lambda Legal, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Witeck-Combs, Michigan Gay Pride March, Gaywork.com and many other homosexual groups, events and publications.
Tom Addis, Chairman of Ford’s National Dealer Council, explained in a letter to dealers Ford’s policy of supporting homosexual publications: “Ford Motor Company advertises in publications that are aimed at various affinity groups. Among them are boaters, hikers, fishermen, campers, ranchers, gardeners, contractors, several ethic and cultural groups and yes, alternative lifestyles.” Mr. Addis refused to use the term “homosexual,” using the homosexual preferred “alternative lifestyle.”
The boycott is having an impact. Ford sales dropped 5% in March, 7% in April, 2% in May and 6.8% in June. Their stock has dropped 13% since we began the boycott. AFA has learned that Ford has scheduled a meeting for Ford regional managers July 16 & 17 to discuss how to deal with the boycott.
[And the critical part…] If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association