Wednesday, June 01, 2005
I own a Ford F-150 pick up truck. It's been a pretty good vehicle. I bought it in 1997 and have only driven it 67,000 miles. Ford recently sent me a card offering me $25 at Home Depot if I test drive a new truck. They figure I should be ready for a new one.
But (via Kathy Shaidle) I learn that a Christian group that called for a boycott of Disney relented on that but is calling for a boycott of Ford.
On May 30, AFA announced it has launched a boycott against the Ford Motor Company because of the company's track record for supporting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual "marriage." The pro-family group's founder and chairman, Donald E. Wildmon, says Ford's financial support of the homosexual agenda goes far beyond a few donations.
"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 ceremony -- that is, 'marriage'; to sponsoring 'gay pride' parades, Ford leads the way," Wildmon states. "The goal of every homosexual organization supported by Ford is to get homosexual marriage legalized."
I emailed Ford and told them what I thought of them and that they would lose my custom unless they changed their ways. Now that Ford is in the toilet, you'd think they'd want to solidify their red blooded American base, but this is what I got:
Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center.
Ford Motor Company values diversity among all of its constituents. The Company prides itself 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 to always do the right thing. Ford values all people – regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or physical differences. And we are glad to see that this spirit of inclusion is evident in the practices of other automakers that do business in this country as well. It is one of the things that make us proud to be part of the auto industry.
Colleen Rose Coventry
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
You can email them here.
A $25-30K purchase is a lot of money. It will hurt Ford a lot more than a few people not going to Disneyland if thousands boycott them.
I even felt sorry for Ford and considered renewing my business with them since they seem to be going broke, but I can drive a Chevy or Dodge just as easily.
But since this women says that other American dealers support the homosexual agenda as well as Ford, we'll see if I buy from them also. Here's the site for the boycott.
posted by Mark Butterworth |