May 24, 2006

Boycott Ford

It is very rare that I participate in a boycott, since I don't think they work unless there is a really worthwhile cause and in-your-face type sin involved, and unless they are widespread enough to make a difference. I boycotted both Disney and Pampered Chef a while ago and was very pleased to see that, although their pocketbooks were ultimately more important to them (which is why the boycotts worked), they both gave in to the demands of the boycotters. This boycott of Ford and the other automobiles they manufacture is far more serious than the previous two I participated in, I think. The following is from the Boycott Ford website.

Several pro-family organizations are boycotting Ford Motor Company automobiles because of Ford’s support of homosexual groups promoting homosexual marriage. For a more detailed review of Ford’s promotion of the homosexual agenda, go to BoycottFord.com on the internet.
Ford’s commitment to the homosexual agenda was summarized by the Detroit Free Press: “Ford Motor Company, led by Chairman Bill Ford, donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to homosexual groups, sponsors gay pride parades and holds mandatory diversity training for employees…"

One would be hard-pressed to find a company which has done more to support the homosexual agenda than Ford Motor Company. The Human Rights Campaign (a national homosexual organization whose goal is homosexual marriage) gave Ford a 100% corporate rating. Ford makes not only Ford, but also Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover.

When asked by 44 pro-family leaders to remain neutral in the battle over homosexual marriage, Ford refused to do so. The company chose to continue to support the homosexual groups promoting homosexual marriage. Ford has every right to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups promoting homosexual marriage, but individuals have the right not to purchase automobiles made by Ford Motor Company.

From redefining family to include homosexual marriage, to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to support homosexual groups, to forcing employees to attend diversity training on how to promote the acceptance of homosexuality, to sponsoring Gay Pride Day parades, to sponsoring a “commitment (marriage) ceremony,” Ford leads the way. The goal of every homosexual organization supported by Ford is to get homosexual marriage legalized.

Yes, I’m supporting the boycott of Ford Motor Company automobiles until Ford stops supporting homosexual groups promoting homosexual marriage.

If you want more information, or need to see the proof, check out Boycott Ford.

4 comments:

Sarah Walston said...

Yeah...I looked at the ads Ford is running - very disturbing.

Too bad we own a Mazda! HA! I didn't know, until this past January, that Ford owned them.

*sigh*..oh well...

Mark Epstein said...

Sarah is correct. With all the corporate veils and inter/intra workings with other companies, it is really hard to determine who owns what. However, this does underscore that 90-97% of heterosexual Americans are more concerned with day-to-day living than they are about obedience to a higher moral standard.

Gumby's Gang said...

One of the saddest things about Ford's stance for families is that so many pro-life, conservative Christian families have no other choice than to buy Ford's 15 passenger vehicles. Hands down they are the most reliable, affordable vehicles, as most businesses use them, depreciate them and sell them used to large families, churches or schools. Unfortunately, we already own one Ford vehicle that we aren't in a position to replace, but when the boycott was brought to our attention, we placed our plans to purchase a 15 psgr on hold. ::sigh::

Jen said...

My boycott position would only pertain to buying a NEW Ford product. If you already own a Ford product (we do), it will not impact Ford at all if we try to sell those. Likewise, buying a used Ford will have no impact on Ford's bottom line. The boycott is intended to hit them in their pocketbook, which is what will make or break them! So, feel free to buy used Fords, if that's what you want, just don't buy them from a Ford dealer.