AFA's Wildmon gobbles up the affection; will Ford wake up with regrets?
Gay and lesbian advocacy groups sharply criticized Ford Motor Co. for agreeing to stop advertising in gay-themed publications in the face of a boycott by the conservative American Family Association.We know how much the gay bashers love to bring 'round their brand-spanking-new Jags and Land Rovers, and spin off to join the congregation in praying for the (gay) sinners they love (to hate) so much.
Jerry Reynolds, an influential Ford dealer in Garland, Texas, who joined company executives in the meeting with AFA officials last week, said many dealers were concerned about the boycott. In the end, he said Ford made the changes because of financial concerns.
Good luck, Ford. You're on the path to certain success. Yep. And don't forget to send a few of your "On Fire for Hypocrites" discount vouchers to Reverends Dobson, Falwell, Robertson, Shelton, et al. They're probably in the market to add another luxury liner to their fleet -- and you'll need to make a lot of sales to your chosen friends. Advertising, ya know.
Now that you've caved to the AFA on this one, get ready for the next series of demands from the antigay crusaders. It's all about free (religious) enterprise, ain't it?
So pass the collection plate again and give thanks you have the AFA to guide you down the 'straight and narrow' superhighway to bigotry.
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Update, 14 Dec 2005....
Time will tell.