Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Boycott of Ford ends; They're coming to your town....the AFA

The hateful, anti-gay American Family Association ended its boycott of Ford today after they say Ford caved to their demands. From their website, the hateful American Family Association (AFA) has such things as “They’re coming to your town,” and “If your child's school observes the homosexual sponsored "Day of Silence," keep your child at home April 25."

Who are they kidding with this graphic? LGBT people are in every corner of the world!

The two-year boycott of Ford over the automaker's advertising on Web sites and in publications geared toward the gay community. The conservative group confirmed today that Ford has met all of the conditions presented by the group in fall 2005, shortly before a boycott began in March 2006 over Ford's practice of offering benefits to same-sex couples and its marketing efforts in the gay community.

The AFA, based in Tupelo, Miss., singled out Ford as "the company [that] has done the most to affirm and promote the homosexual lifestyle," according to an early post on the group's Web site,, which is now inoperative. Ford representatives, dealers and AFA leaders were in discussions for several months prior to the boycott.Some Ford dealers, particularly in the South, have said that the boycott impacted their sales.

Ford's ad spending has remained consistent for the last three years: $1.6 billion in 2005, $1.76 billion in 2006 and $1.6 billion last year, per Nielsen Monitor-Plus. Figures do not include Internet spending.


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