Mothering Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,680 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
More hate mail from the AFA:<br><br>
Ford Motor Company Supports Homosexual Marriage Movement<br>
Dear Rhonwyn,<br><br>
You are probably unaware that Ford Motor Company is a major supporter of the homosexual movement, including homosexual marriage.<br><br>
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 (marriage) ceremony”, to sponsoring Gay Pride Parades, Ford leads the way.<br><br>
To let you see Ford’s support, we developed the BoycottFord.com site.<br><br>
I urge you to take action today. Sign the petition to boycott Ford. Call your local Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Jaguar, Mazda and/or Land Rover dealer (all are part of Ford Motor Company) and inform them you will not be buying a Ford product until they stop their promotion of the homosexual movement and homosexual marriage.<br><br>
Be sure to forward this information to your friends and family. They will be as surprised as you to learn of Ford’s extensive promotion of homosexuality.<br><br>
Click here to go to BoycottFord.com and take the action listed on the right hand side (signing the pledge and calling your local dealer). Remember, calling your local dealer is very important. Please be polite. If the dealer wants more information, refer him to the BoycottFord.com page.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br><br>
Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman<br>
American Family Association<br><br>
P.S. Don’t forget to call your dealer and to forward this to family and friends.<br><br><br><br>
Send Ford an email of encouragement for supporting human rights and treating people as equals. Don't let the AFA spook Ford into discrimination. You don't have to buy their products but you can let them know that their policies are great in regards to diversity and human rights.<br><br>
Contact Ford at: <a href="https://www.ford.com/en/support/emailUs.htm" target="_blank">https://www.ford.com/en/support/emailUs.htm</a><br><br>
I am on a one woman mission to fight the AFA and their brand of hatred! As a Christian, I feel it is my duty to speak out that not all Christians support the AFA.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,487 Posts
The local chapter of the AFA is doing it too. I told my husband we should boycott the AFA. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,680 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yay this is finally up! Whew, it takes awhile to get these things vetted.<br><br>
How does one boycott the AFA? They don't sell a product per se. I try to do the opposite of what they are advocating for. I know that when they had a really hateful poll up on their site one time, they got inudated with people from the opposition posting on their poll.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,680 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I got a very nice email in return from Ford about how they were dedicated to supporting all their employees and customers by not discriminating for sex, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,487 Posts
I wrote but haven't received a response yet.<br><br>
It just chaps my hide that the AFA is basically saying that homosexuals can't be members of a family. I know they (the generic "they") are pushing to get family unit defined as FatherMotherChildren, but what about all those families who have dependent grandparents, dependent siblings, single parents, grandparents raising grandkids, same sex couples, and partnered (not married) couples?<br><br>
When I worked at Amazon.com they had "domestic partner benefits" and I thought it was wonderful. Is there a list somewhere of companies that provide domestic/same-sex partner benefits? I think supporting the companies with your dollars is the best way to counteract the AFA's mission.<br><br>
I bet the AFA has a list........I'll go check.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,789 Posts
Any ideas for supporting Ford beyond buying a Ford car/truck? I'm not willing to go *that* far, lol. I'll email, too--- thanks for the heads up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,487 Posts
I went to the site and did a quick search and got this list: <a href="http://www.afa.net/cgi-bin/search/ksearch.cgi?terms=boycott&w=1" target="_blank">http://www.afa.net/cgi-bin/search/ks...ms=boycott&w=1</a><br><br>
Among the list are<br><br><b>Disney</b><br><br><b>Volkswagen</b> - For "sponsoring" <i>Boston Public</i>, which they object to<br><br><b>Movie Gallery</b> - For selling porn movies<br><br><b>Kmart</b> - For selling "sexually explicit music and violent games "<br><br><b>The United Way</b> - "limited boycott of United Way (UW) because many of its local affiliates have withdrawn funding for the Boy Scouts of America." and also "boycott of UW affiliates that adopt an anti-discrimination policy based upon sexual orientation."<br><br><b>MTV</b><br><br>
And they are SUPPORTING ExxonMobil because the HRC is boycotting them. It's confusing, but read about it here: <a href="http://www.afa.net/activism/aa061301.asp" target="_blank">http://www.afa.net/activism/aa061301.asp</a><br><br>
I'm sure there's much more on the list of boycotted companies, but I only got through the first few pages before I felt like :puke<br><br>
I don't like censorship and discrimination, and that's exactly what they are supporting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,202 Posts
I want to run to WDW every time some crazy sexist, racist, homophobic group tells me to boycott them. maybe next time I'll buy a Ford. :LOL As soon as they start making vintage volvo wagons.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,789 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>UUMom</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">As soon as they start making vintage volvo wagons.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Hey, it COULD happen. They own Volvo now and the new Ford 500 is built on a volvo platform. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,237 Posts
Now I can justify owning a Ford Explorer SUV <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
(I almost traded it in for a Ford Freestyle which is also built on a Volvo platform)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,237 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>UUMom</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I want to run to WDW every time some crazy sexist, racist, homophobic group tells me to boycott them. maybe next time I'll buy a Ford. :LOL As soon as they start making vintage volvo wagons.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Check out the Ford Freestyle<br><a href="http://www.columbiafleet.com/images/new/05/ford%20freestyle%5B1%5D.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.columbiafleet.com/images/...yle%5B1%5D.jpg</a><br>
It looks a lot like a Volvo station wagon because it kind of is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
I just fired off an email to Ford in support and in the time it took to read two thread titles I had a response!<br>
we just had a movie gallery open out here maybe I will go check them out ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,680 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I received this today from the AFA:<br><br>
AFA suspends Ford boycott for six months<br><br>
Dear Rhonwyn,<br><br>
Following a meeting with a group of Ford dealers on June 5, AFA has suspended its boycott of Ford Motor Company until December 1, 2005. In the meeting, the dealers asked for time to see if the concerns raised by AFA in their boycott announcement could be addressed by them in cooperation with officials from Ford Motor Company.<br><br>
AFA felt that the dealers were making a good faith effort and agreed to accept their request. Therefore, the suspension request was accepted by AFA. During the remaining period AFA will work with the dealers in attempting to resolve our differences.<br><br>
We urge those supporting the boycott to disregard the boycott until December 1, 2005.<br><br>
On or about December 1 we will notify our supporters as to status of the boycott.<br><br>
Thanks to all who contacted their local dealers. Your involvement made a difference!<br><br>
Sincerely,<br><br>
Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman<br>
American Family Association<br><br>
P.S. Please forward this email to at least one friend.<br><br><br>
Sounds like they have gotten to some of the Ford dealers.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top