"Inform them you will not be buying a Ford product until they stop their promotion of the homosexual movement and homosexual marriage," Wildmon says in the message to AFA supporters. If the dealer wants more information, he suggests individuals refer the dealer to the website for the boycott.Then the American Family Association claimed victory again with their boycott of Ford. They said that Ford agreed to a "secret" agreement with them and Ford would no longer advertise in the gay press, however, Ford said it was just part of its advertising policy and since they were losing money it was something they would have done anyway and there was no secret agreement.
Then the Gay community rallied against Ford for giving into the extreme homophobia from the Right and Ford reversed its decision and will now once again market to the gay community so the American Family Association is once again going to boycott Ford again.
Confused? In a nut shell (pun intended), the Religious Right tried to muscle their way to get a company to discriminate against a minority group. Once again Truth, Justice and the American Way prevailed.
“All we wanted was for Ford to refrain from choosing sides in the cultural war, and supporting groups which promote same-sex marriage is not remaining neutral,” Wildmon stated.Right.......they only wanted them to not choose sides, i.e., Do not donate to gay causes, do not advertise in the gay press, imagine they don't exist. That sounds neutral. They wanted Ford to be neutral that's why the AFA published the press releases and touted their strength against the gay community.