Thursday, December 01, 2005

Did Ford cave in to AFA ?

It's sights like this float in an Amsterdam Gay Pride parade that have the AFA up in arms and Ford running scared.

An article on Ward's Auto.com anounces that the AFA has canceled it's December 1st boycott of Ford. Has Ford caved in to the Moral Minority? I find it amazing that a group so small, and that can't keep track of who they're boycotting, a bunch of nuts, can preasure a major corporation.

Never mind that Ford gives more money to Christian and Conservative causes or that much of the offending marketing doesn't happen in the United States. The American Family Association was ready to nail Ford to the cross because of their marginal "support" of Gay groups and causes.

If Ford did indeed cave in to the AFA, shame on them. Most of those bible thumping idiots probably drive Chevy or Toyota anyway. Ford should be trying to lure those gay dollars into their showrooms. GM, Honda and Subaru have no problem courting the Gay market, and you don't see the AFA boycotting them. Maybe the AFA wanted a new van at a discount?

8 comments:

rev said...

Bully for you. Looking forward to checking up on your blog frequently. Mickey Thompson's late '60's efforts in LSR and the digs made me a fan of the late, loved n hated semicrescent headed 429. Raced "AHRA Jr. Stock" w/ a 67 390" Fastlaine in brackets for years. Keep it coming.

Dotty Gale said...

The AFA has been declaring (empty) victories and ending boycotts left and right. They gave up on the Disney boycott last year, even declared it a big success and guess what, Disney is still way too fabulous the first Saturday in June. Ford has nothing to fear from this fringe fundy cult. The corporations are catching wise to the little men with the bullhorns. Ten thousand identical emails usually means one very lonely unemployed and unemployable nutcase. The fundies speak only for themselves. If they don't like Ford, let them drive a Yugo.

Big Ford Fan said...

Rev, welcome, looking forward to checking out your blog in detail as time allows.

Dotty, as always, you've got the scoop on the nutjobs. Thanks.

I know the AFA are a bunch of blowhards, but it gets under my skin.

Anonymous said...

seems like the AFA and Jessie Jackson share more than Jesus. Both pathetically threaten corporations to get there way. But at least Jessie gets paid.

MM

Dotty Gale said...

I guess it's time to play My bullhorn is louder than yours. I'm going to make some calls this weekend.

Dotty Gale said...

My emails were rejected, I guess they shut down the email server or it couldn't handle the traffic. Maybe I just need to pick up the phone, these are the numbers that I'll be trying:

Rosemary Mariniello, Jaguar Land Rover North America, (201) 818-8010

Jim Cain, Ford Division, (313) 248-6288

Sara Tatchio, Lincoln and Mercury, (313) 594-3744

Roger Ormisher, Volvo Cars of North America, Inc., (800) 970-0888

George Pipas, Ford Motor Company, (313) 323-9216

Dan Bedore, Ford Division, (313) 323-7045

I wonder what they'll say when confronted with direct questions. My temper rarely boils over but it appears that Ford has chosen hate over tolerance. I'll let then know that I can hate back.

Big Ford Fan said...

Dotty Gale, give em hell !!!!

I've read several posts on different sites, but nobody officially has released the specifics of the "compromise" Ford made.

Ford should have had the backbone to stand behind their earlier position. Hatred and Bigotry should never be allowed to win.

The AFA is a shameless group, that basically consists of lonely idiots sending spam emails and phonecalls. Their actuall numbers are quite small.

It's amazing that such idiots can dictate to the rest of the country.

Screw it all, I'm moving to Canada!! Just kidding. You don't win a battle against intolerance and hate by leaving.

Dotty Gale said...

This article may help answer some questions about the extent to which Ford caved in to the christianists.