In Spite of Losses, Ford Still Sponsoring Homosexual Activism

I am sure that everyone has heard by now that Ford is experiencing record losses (the national news last night equated the amount to a Mustang per minute). According to several reports I heard yesterday, the company will soon be cutting over 50,000 jobs and will not likely turn a profit again until 2009. Despite all its losses, Ford Motor Company still refuses to stop publicly supporting homosexual activism. I am not saying that the AFA (or any other group that is boycotting Ford) has caused the substantial loss that Ford has experienced; however, I think it would be very arrogant on the part of Ford Motor Company to discount that these boycotts have contributed to Ford’s financial losses. It is pure foolishness on the part of Ford to forget that Christians still have a major voice in America.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A one-year boycott of the Ford Motor Company by pro-family groups is nearing an end but could be extended because the company has done little, if anything, to address concerns over its support of homosexual activism, a spokesman for the American Family Association says.

AFA and more than 30 other conservative groups launched the boycott March 13, urging Christians not to buy cars from Ford or its seven other brands: Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin and Mazda. The groups pointed to Ford’s financial support of organizations such as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, its sponsorship of “gay pride” events and its advertising in homosexual magazines and television programs.

But nearly one year later, little seems to have changed at the company, despite a significant drop in sales — which the boycotting organizations take at least a partial credit for. Last year Ford lost $12.7 billion, the largest single-year loss in its 103-year history.

“At this time we continue to monitor Ford’s activities,” Randy Sharp, AFA’s direct of special projects, told Baptist Press. “Most recently, Ford has continued advertising in homosexual magazines such as Out and the Advocate…. However, as we monitor we may extend that boycott to a continuance of a longer period of time.”

There is little debate the boycott has had an impact. Last June more than 75 Texas Ford dealers signed on to a letter urging then-Ford CEO Bill Ford to “cease” advertising in homosexual “media and events.” The dealers told Ford the boycott was “affecting our business.”

Although the dealers argued that other automobile companies were just as guilty, Sharp disagrees.

“We have researched the automakers, and Ford is head and shoulders above the others in their financial support and contributions,” Sharp said. “While it is true that others do [support homosexual causes], they don’t do it to the extent that the Ford Motor Company does. We looked at all the automakers and other companies, and it was quite clear to us that Ford was the top offender of family values.”

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