Ford Affirms Gay Publication Support. No Victory For AFA

Posted by: David Kiley on December 14, 2005

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Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday afternoon said it will run ads in gay publications, reversing a decision last week to pull advertising of its Jaguar and Land Rover luxury brands from such publications. In a letter to gay, lesbian and human rights groups, Ford said it has decided to run ads for all eight of its brands—Ford, Ford Truck, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover in gay targeted publications. Previously, Ford did not advertise Ford, Lincoln, Mercury in gay publications.

“It is my hope that this will remove any ambiguity about Ford’s desire to advertise to all important audiences and put this particular issue behind us,” Joe Laymon, Ford’s group vice president for corporate human resources, wrote in the letter, which was posted on Ford’s web site.

The American Family Association last week gave up an eight month boycott of Ford after it was told that Jaguar and Land Rover had dropped ads and sponsorships from gay publications and one organization. The AFA had singled out Ford for promoting organizations that seek to put gay relationships and marriages on the same social plane as heterosexual marriages. Ford dealers asked Ford to settle the dispute. Ford denied that the dropping of ads and sponsorships by Jaguar and Land Rover was in response to the AFA. But the AFA created the perception that Ford had given them what they wanted, which angered several Ford executives—notably CEO Bill Ford.

AFA official could not be reached at deadline. It’s widely expected that the group will reinstate its boycott of Ford.

Reader Comments

Bill Harton

December 14, 2005 7:47 PM

I have been Ford man all my life. As of this decision by Ford I will no longer buy FORDS and I will work to see that all my friends and family do not patronize the ford Line of vehicles any more.

Deryl Willis

December 14, 2005 7:49 PM

I have purchased two Ford F-250 Diesels in the past 5 years but will purchase a GMC Diesel this year because of For advertising in Gay publications.

Pat Clendenen

December 14, 2005 7:50 PM

Being a very loyal customer of Ford and being gay as well, I applaud Mr Laymon for his support of ALL publications and for not bowing down to the AFA.

Simms Anderson

December 14, 2005 7:52 PM

In choosing to advertise in homosexual publications, Ford is engaging in the same self-destructive behavior as its prospective 'alternative lifestyle'clientele. Perhaps Bill Ford has not yet heard of the AIDS epidemic, or of the culture war we are fighting for the soul of this nation, but many of his consumers are aware of it. I am not a member of the group sponsoring the boycott, but I will gladly forego consideration of any Ford product for the indefinite future.

Paul C. Lenz

December 14, 2005 8:00 PM

I have been a Ford fan for many years. I will no longer patronize a company which supports people, who through their actions and words, diminish the importance and necessity of male/female marriage and relationships which is contrary to the teaching of our Lord and nature which he created for us.

J Roberts

December 14, 2005 8:12 PM

This is great--if there's anything that ever affirmed the lies that AFA likes to put whether about gays or even about businesses, this certainly does. Too funny. Great.

christopher

December 14, 2005 8:13 PM

Once again, the right thing is done and frightened, pathetic organizations such as the AFA lose...yet again. This is about smart business not promoting some ficticous "agenda".

Robert Carver

December 14, 2005 8:26 PM

Ford made the right decision in reversing their advertising ban. Discrimination against gays and lesbians is not just morally wrong but it is a poor business practice. I thought by the time we reached the 21st Century that such bigotry would be behind us as decent human beings. It is too bad that groups like the American Family Association would attack the Ford Motor Company for being inclusive in their business practices. My message to a bigoted group like the AFA is to look for me at my local Ford dealer. I'll be the guy buying a new Mustang.

Cheryl

December 14, 2005 8:33 PM

So, not only did the AFA's boycott fail, now Ford will run more ads for more products then they did before ... good work, religious fascists!

Jackson

December 14, 2005 8:35 PM

This decision by Ford is an earthquake for corporate public relations. In the past, right-wing groups like the AFA have been highly organized, and largely unanswered by their political opponents. When a company like Ford was challenged by someone like the AFA, the rational business decision was to cave to the right, appease the people who read their direct mailings, and hope for the (likely) possibility that the left would never find out about it.


Those days are through. Liberals are organizing, and they have begun to form their own communications network around grassroots organizations and blogs. From now on, when a right-wing group starts aggitating for new corporate policies, the target of their aggitation must assume that liberals will find out about it, and will make life very difficult for a company that gives in to the right's demands.


No major corporation should discount the importance of the recent Ford affair. With both sides organized and ready to aggitate, the rational business will stop taking the AFA's phone calls.

sean

December 14, 2005 9:06 PM

Good for Ford for not giving in to these wolves in pastors' clothing.

Tristan

December 14, 2005 9:20 PM

Good for Ford!

It's about time people started standing up to the theocracy craving A.F.A.

After the let up on Ford, they started boycotts against Walmart and Target for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." They say it's to put the "Christ back in Christmas."

When I was a kid, religious leaders complained that Christmas was too commercialized. Now, religious organizations are boycotting stores who don't use Christ and His birthday as marketing tools! Don't shop in stores that don't cheapen and commericalize Christmas???

The A.F.A. has gone too far - and it's time people realize it - and stop them!

supreme council

December 14, 2005 9:34 PM

Mel Gibson. True Patriot for Governor of California. Much more patriotic than Ford. And a Christian.

DraftMelGibson.com

john

December 14, 2005 9:37 PM

Have I driven a ford...lately?
You bet! I'm gonna buy one tomorrow.
Thank you Ford for being such a catalst for AMERICA.
Peace

Joe Adams

December 14, 2005 9:40 PM

Dear Bill Ford, CEO

I want to thank you and all of your executives, for not only overtuning last week's decision to pull advertising from any gay publications but, for increasing the number of products advertised.

I had called last week in protest having just turned in a Ford Focus for a 2006 Escape three weeks earlier. I see myself as a satisfied "life-long" customer of Ford which, last week was in doubt. Your reversal has renewed my commitment.

All the best,

Joe Adams
Grantham, NH

Ralph

December 14, 2005 9:42 PM

Married White Active Protestant seeking out businesses who don't buckle under to religious nuts.

I've never bought a Ford before, but I'm a whole lot more likely to now.

alex

December 14, 2005 9:48 PM

its an absurd, the fact that american automakers are losing their competition to the japanese automakers, now Ford, is alienating its customer base, i mean how intelligent are the japanese for staying out of this problem, although they could afford to get into some ehtical issues, but no, it had to be one of the american manufacturers who is allready losing its customer base,, so stupid to say it in plaind language, just this fact alone will postpone any of my plans to buy any Ford for a long time, and the fact is,, im pretty sure about 80% of Ford truck buyers care about homosexual, abortion, and other ethical rights."ford, you're going down deeper than before".

Don Simons

December 14, 2005 10:00 PM

Hogwash- I will NEVER AGAIN buy any Ford product and will encourage others to take the same stand.
You just lost a lot of potential and past customers by advertising in GAY publications.

Hadley Horodowich

December 14, 2005 10:09 PM

If the AFA is against gay marraige, then for heaven's sake,
they shouldn't marry members of the same sex. I'm overly
tired of people using "tantrum* tactics" when things aren't going their way. It didn't fly with our parents when we were children and it shouldn't fly now! Please! Sometimes we just have to hear the word NO!
*Synonyms: anger, animosity, cat fit, conniption, conniption fit, dander, duck fit, flare-up, hemorrhage, huff, hysterics, outburst, storm, temper, temper tantrum, wax
*Antonyms: calm, contentment, peace Need I say more

ford person

December 15, 2005 7:58 PM

I am sick to death of militant Christians and their judgemental garbage. America, get off your knees and pay attention to reality. Thank you, Ford Motor Company.

yat stone

December 15, 2005 9:32 PM

im cancel buying ford and million christian will the do too

Kurt G. from Ohio

December 16, 2005 6:24 AM

I'm extremely straight and Christian but I'll keep buying Ford trucks. The AFA doesn't seem to be very good for this country. How Americans choose to "love" each other doesn't really bother me, doesn't impact me and won't hurt my family. In fact, maybe we should be supporting the ones who want to get "married". Ford simply denied that dropping ads for Jaguar and Land Rover was in response to the AFA. This is America-- good for Ford.

Mark Poole

December 16, 2005 3:19 PM

Praise be to God. This is the second time this year that a major American corporation has politely told a bunch of theocrats what they can do with their un-Christian threats and boycotts. First Microsoft, now Ford. I hope Target and Wal-Mart similarly give the AFA the shove.

Greg

December 16, 2005 4:03 PM

Hell yes(!) to Ford for having the guts to stand up to hate groups masquerading as "family friendly". As to the homophobe who won't buy anymore F-Super Duty trucks, go ahead and buy yourself a Chevy/GMC or, if you really have no repect for yourself, a Dodge. I'll be the gay redneck (yep, we exist)in the new F-250 Lariat 4x4 Power Stroke who stops to tow your new Duramax or Hemi after it breaks down on the side of the road. Man, I love America!

E.D. Schaeffer

December 17, 2005 2:59 PM

Congratulations to Bill Ford and the Ford Motor Company for not bowing down to the AFA. Ford Motor Company has refused to pull its advertisements in gay and lesbian publications - and has decided not to bow to the AFA's mission of bigotry, segregation, and discrimination.

Anyone who refuses to purchase a car based simply on whether or not the company advertises in a gay or lesbian publication should take a look then at every single product that they purchase and make sure that they don't advertise in any of these publications as well.

Ford doesn't discriminate based on race, religion, or sexuality when they hire people, so why should they do it when they advertise? Because it has no relevance to designing, producing, and selling cars. These are personal factors which should remain private.

Given study and research one will find that in other countries religion is not viewed in the way the fanatical AFA views it. In Japan these ideas would not fly and a company that sided with religious groups like the AFA - would be viewed in a horrible light. Ford did not ask for this, the company was simply targeted because they are so large.

Finally, the people who are posting here about not buying a Ford product - should think a bit more with their own minds. Base your decision instead on the fact that Ford Motor Company is a company that has given jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans. A company that supplies medical, dental, and eye benefits, 401 k, and retirment plans to their employees. Ford has been a company that has driven the US and Global ecnomies for many years.

By not supporting GM, Ford, and other American companies - you are not supporting America, Amercian jobs, or the American economy. You then become anti-Americn. Think before you make rash judgements based on your faith - don't be a hypocrite!

sarah

December 18, 2005 6:04 PM

Why should I buy a Ford if the company acts in a way that is inconsistent with my morals & values? There are other automakers, and if I have to, I'll buy a foreign car.

My parents taught me to act with integrity and to stand up for what I believe.

Sparky

December 19, 2005 9:01 PM

As an employee of Ford Motor Company, I am proud of the fact that my company has not caved-in to fanatic religious ANTI-American organizations.

Let's face the fact that ANY group of people that tells you that you can not do something - which is legal and does not harm another individual - goes completely against the great constitution of these Untied States. The AFA (which should stand for ANTI Family Association) is in the same league as the Nazi party. They are a group of fanatics that want to control the masses through fear and hate.

Any American that does not buy an American product is considered Anti-American in my book. Buy a Toyota or Honda and watch all those profits sail across the Pacific to Japan. If you buy a Ford or GM product, then the profits stay here in the good ole USA. If you buy a foreign car, then YOU are the reason that America is suffering -- it's your fault, so own up to the blame.

An American company should be allowed to advertise and promote their products to whom ever and where ever they want -- THAT is the American way. To deny an American company to make a profit goes completely against capitalism -- which is what this country was founded on.

BRAVO Ford!!

Timm

December 28, 2005 7:16 AM

AFA, A century ago it was called KKK

A. Kristian

January 3, 2006 1:19 PM

How dare they advertise to customers who don't agree with me?! I want to make damn sure that a corporation that I buy from doesn't want to sell to anyone but people like me!!!

Jaguar ads in a gay magazine are the gravest threat this country faces! I mean, they're imposing the gay lifestyle on me by advertising in a magazine I don't read so that people I avoid will buy cars that I can't afford!

I'm the victim!!!

Jim Taylor

January 14, 2006 6:11 PM

Was considering one of those hot new mustangs for my future, and had my eye on a Ford 250 FWD.
But this family will never see another Ford parked in it's drive.

Crystal

February 2, 2006 1:02 AM

Could someone please explain to me why the AFA thinks it should be able to dictate everything in this country? The AFA soes not stand by american values, as they claim. America is a democracy. What the AFA wants is a THEocracy.

I have never bought a Ford in my life, but my next car may very well be one because of this.

GOOD FOR YOU, FORD MOTORS. Most companies don't have the nerve to stand up to these bullies.

Dave Patterson

February 2, 2006 3:19 AM

Stupid sinister liberal commie sinners corrupting our great American standards. How dare they question the will of God anyway? Who are THEY to argue against the Lord Almighty? *HE* knows queers are demons in disguise, why can't everyone just let go of their stupid left wing "free-thinking" or whatever and follow the teachings of the Christian faith? For that matter, why can't everyone see that it IS the truth?

Oh and I won't be buying one of those cars ever again. They've always offered me and my family great transportation, but now I can see the light: that Ford is a company of demons, and its treachery is dire. I'm outraged.

Erik

March 10, 2006 5:30 PM

I guess that's a mistake because they may lose a lot of normal clients. I myself know a lot of people who think that now it'll become gay vehicle and do not want to buy it any longer.

Chris

March 23, 2006 11:40 PM

It's amazing to me if you scroll up and look at all the nasty/hateful language, it's coming from people against the AFA. The AFA is simply an organization that informs people like me of things that intrest me and gives me the freedom to take action. I don't love, not bash gays, but I certianly don't support the lifestyle either. So no need to be hateful...

Linda Bennett

March 24, 2006 5:39 AM

I will be buying a new car in the near future-I was thinking about a Ford Fusion, but it has lost its appeal.

Vickie

March 24, 2006 10:15 AM

Goodbye Ford!! You've just lost my business and the business of everyone I know that believes in pure Christian values and morals. This country is on a downward spiral straight to hell and doesn't even see what's about to hit them! Wake up people, the more you accept and welcome this free thinking, radical leftist bull, the more you are slipping away from God and his promise of eternal bliss. Satisfy your selfish cravings greed, lust and disgusting behavior now and you will reap what you sow! Think about it America... do you really want to continue down this unrighteous path of hedonism. God may mercy on your souls!

M Shepherd

March 24, 2006 10:47 AM

Our company was currently looking for new vehicles to purchase. As Christians, we should love everyone. However, homosexuality is wrong the same as murder, rape, adultery, lying, etc. But to just say any of those is okay dooms this country to a downward spiral that will end in its own destruction, as all other dynasties before it. I hate to see America lose its moral values, and it saddens me to hear people call Christians names just because they don't want to call a spade a spade.

No more Fords for this Christian.

Barb

March 24, 2006 11:04 AM

Ford needs to be NUETRAL!! Lighten up everyone!! Here's a joke:
A father watched his daughter playing in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and innocent his little girl was. Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground.He went over to her and noticed she was looking at two
spiders mating.
"Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?" she asked.
"They're mating," her father replied.
"What do you call the spider on top, Daddy?" she asked.
"That's a Daddy Longlegs." Her father answered.
"So, the other one is Mommy Longlegs?" the little girl asked.
"No," her father replied. "Both of them are Daddy Longlegs."
The little girl thought for a moment, then took her foot and stomped them flat. "Well, that might be OK in California and Colorado, but we're not having any of that in Texas!"


NaLona Bush

March 24, 2006 11:07 AM

Mr. CEO, MY father was always a Ford man. He always said nothing but a Ford would be parked in our driveway(and there wasn't). He was a very religous man, I know he would be appalled by what you are promoting, if he was still here. Tell me how can homosexuals confess to be Christians, or even yourself by promoting it, when it clearly states it in the Bible! Ask yourself why did God destroy a whole city then. I am a Clerk-Treasurer of a small town, and in the position to purchase new police and utility vehicles. Guess what kind of vehicles I will not be purchasing. Yes your right, Fords. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to voice my opinion. You don't have to answer to me for what you promote or believe in. But you will answer to him. Remember the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

Valerie

March 24, 2006 11:50 AM

My WORD! What hateful language from both sides!

I have my own beliefs about what is right and wrong as everyone does. If I choose to join an organization that shares those beliefs, that is my choice. The AFA only exists because the millions of people who choose to receive information from them. I do not agree with everything they do but I do support them in some aspects. They represent millions of real people with real concerns. There is nothing "militant" or "theocratic" about that. I believe that is the sort of thing a democracy is made for.

Whether a person chooses to be in a homosexual relationship IS their choice. It is NOT, however, on par with racial bigotry and discrimination based on male or female genetics. They are not comparable.

If Ford chooses to advertise in homosexual magazines, that does not effect me in any way. The fact that they choose to support Gay and Lesbian parades and the London Mardi Gras are completely different matters. I would not support any organization that funded those types of PUBLIC activities for homosexuals or heterosexuals. It's garbage, period.

I will not buy a Ford product again.

(And as for the unrelated Target and Wal-Mart comments: Seriously, what holiday IS it that the vast majority of the country celebrates? To promote the holiday with incredible energy and marketing dollars and then remove the word "Christmas" is so hypocritical! "Holiday trees"? Really? I am all for celebrating Hanukkah and Kwanza and respect their importance! However, I think you can understand the point I'm making. Inclusiveness is necessary in the market place but Christmas has it's own specific traditions and to remove "Christmas" from it is disrespectful of the holiday and disrespectful of and offensive to those who reverence it for what it is. What respectful company would market a Menorah as a "holiday candelabra"? Yikes!)


A. URBAN

March 24, 2006 12:04 PM

I WAS GOING TO BUY A FORD, BUT SINCE FORD WOULD RATHER HAVE HOMOSEXUALS BUY THEIR CARS, I'LL BUY A TOYOTA. IT'S A GREAT CAR!
REMEMBER: ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN MAKE A MARRIAGE

Edna Maturkanich

March 24, 2006 12:53 PM

I have been a Ford girl from my teen years. I raced more Fords (1958-1968)than any others. I instilled Ford quality into my kids and grandkids, but I will surly change that! I have preached that the best truck on the market is Ford trucks and I hate to depart from that but I will!.. I want nothing to do with any company that cannot maintaine grass-roots integraty and be in touch with main-stream American. I will not come back to Ford untill they clean up their act and get back to clean healthy businness! If you don't you are on your way out!

Mark

March 24, 2006 1:03 PM

While heterosexual myself, I have homosexual friends and relatives. But, regardless of your sexual philosophy, it is interesting to me to see a company turning its back on the majority of its potential customers.

Report after report states that 86% of Americans are against homosexuality. Knowing that, it seems that "good" business practices would dictate doing whatever it takes to ensure the continued support of that simple majority.

If 14% of the people can dictate the actions of any corporation, I would feel very hesitant about the security of that corporations future.

Ford Corp. will do whatever it wants to do, under the law. We all have that right as Americans. As for myself, I will not be buying Ford stock anytime soon.

James Kratz

March 24, 2006 2:31 PM

I am VERY disappointed in Ford's decision. I am now making a decision within my rights to withhold any of my hard earned money from supporting Ford's Gay, Family Destroying position. James Kratz

Dan

March 24, 2006 5:19 PM

Well, we went out and bought a Chevy Impala SS over the Ford 500 the other night, directly due to this issue. It never ceases to amaze me that a company will bend to the will of a minority smaller than 5% of the population. Maybe the other 95% not spending money on them will help change their minds about endorsing sin.

Kathy

March 24, 2006 8:05 PM

It is so sad that our great country has come to this. America was founded on Godly principals, but the Lord must be very sad over what we have become as a people. Show me anywhere in the Bible where God accepts homosexuality. I can show you many places where He condemns it. He destroyed Sodam because of it. Where do you think we got the word sodomy? I don't believe we can any longer call ourselves a Christian nation. Thank God for the AFA and organizations like it that are trying to speak up for those of us who would stand up for morality.

George

March 25, 2006 12:58 AM

I Work at a Ford store,I deliver parts,it does bother me that Ford would sponsor the gay community. I is a coustmer base of 2 or 3% of the nation, not good thinking. I have 2 ford focus cars I will no longer buy a Ford product, even though I am pleased with my cars. If Ford dwill drop their suppor for gay addvertising I would reconcider and buy Ford products. My cars are 2001's getting close to replace

Thomas Lyons

March 25, 2006 2:30 PM

If Ford would produce more enviable products at competitive prices they wouldn't have to suck up to anyone. Forget the targeted advertising and donations to every goofy group on the face of the earth. Put all of that money in the product and have a profitable year for a change.

Ferrari and Porche hardly ever advertise. They never have a rebate or even a sale. They don't donate cash, cars, community centers, or even sponsor parades, yet they sell every vehicle they make usually at a premium...and some are sold out before the first one is produced. My son is on a waiting list for his Ferrari to be delivered in June of 2007.

I have watched the stock price slide from $30 down to the current $8.10. These giveaway programs are not working. How much does anyone really appreciate something they got for nothing. Ford can not be all things to all people...it is a company that makes vehicles, not the United Nations/Cultures/Genders/Etc. STOP all the B.S. and make desirable machines that people will buy. Then, invest the profit in better product. Stay focused. Please!

elaine

March 25, 2006 9:17 PM

II Pet 3:3 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, . . . . . . .

I John 2:15 - 17 Do not love the world, or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, . . . . . . . . . . the lust of the flesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and the lust of the eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . and
the boastful pride of life, . . . . . . . . . . . . is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eph 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time because the days are evil.

Tami Seis

March 26, 2006 12:25 AM

Ford, I've always been a total "Ford fan", until now! I'm just so discusted Ford would lower itself to the sinful, dirty tactics of this cult! Remember Ford, "You reap what you sow!!!"

This country was based on the bible, & many of you seem to be in denial of that, but all who continue to promote these cults are just blind to the truth! Read Luke 6:39!
May you confess your sins & stand up for the truth this country was founded on: The Word of God. May we again be "One nation under God"!!!

Rob

March 26, 2006 3:26 PM

Oops-the AFA couldn't get Ford to cave in. Must suck to be a hateful, right wing Christian right now!

Dena

March 27, 2006 2:25 AM

Bill Ford, your ancestors would be so disappointed in how you are running "their" company. I know they were god-fearing men, but YOU will never see them in heaven!

Henry Ford made you what you are, and would turn over in his grave if he could see what you are doing to destroy his company.

Debbie

March 27, 2006 3:43 PM

I am a Christian and a Ford driver. I am sadden by the emails that I have just read- both pro and con for the Ford Corporation and the AFA. One only needs to read these emails to know just how far down in the muck and mire we are in America. I disapprove of homosexuality. Actually, I detest it but I love the homosexual. I love them because God loves them. You can hate the lifestyle but you can't hate the person. This is the only hope we have. I pray, and it will be because of the prayers of Christians, that every practicing homosexual realizes the error of their ways before it is too late. It is my hope that everyone who opposes God will come to the knowledge of Him before it is too late.

I applaud the efforts of AFA for trying to do what they believe to be the right thing. I can't say that I agree with the boycott because it can affect so many innocent people at Ford that might stand to lose their jobs but I do support their effort to do something. I am sorry that Ford feels they have to take such a "strong" stand against the AFA. Compromise would have been a better option. Regardless, I will no longer purchase Fords as long as they take this position.

Kris Benson

March 28, 2006 8:06 AM

"War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?" -- The Value of Families

Ridiculous. Good for Ford! All the hate and judgment these self-righteous “Christians” spew is frightening.

vic

March 28, 2006 7:19 PM

I don't think this discussion is necessarily about where a company advertises, but about the support of a particular "life-style" that is dangerous to America, morality, and the individuals who are involved in it. We should all value the right of anyone to choose the life they want to persue, but not to the detriment of society. I, as an individual will not buy a Ford automobile again as I very strongly disagree with this "life-style" and refuse to support those who do.

Warren

March 29, 2006 4:58 PM

There is an old adage about never talking about religion or politics. As a company, I think FORD should follow this advice. Just like I don't need a person that works in the film and/or TV industry to tell me how I should think, or what I should support, I don't think it wise for any company to support one side of a hot issue like this. For the last 30 years I have bought only Ford products. I don't know if that will continue. I can't understand the business sense in alienating the majority of people in order to appease a minority of citizens. I certainly believe it is their right to advertise wherever they want. But for me to buy a producet from a company that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to push an agenda I don't believe in seems counter productive.

Herb Rodriguez

March 30, 2006 2:03 AM

I own a Ford and WAS planning on buying a Ford again. I am puzzled by the fact that Ford would take such a drastic measure that would alienate their base. They have just made it even easier for foreign compitition to ruin them. Chevrolet here I come. Hopefully, they still support the American way of life and don't buy into what Hollywood culture says is acceptable....it's not!

john jorgensen

March 30, 2006 9:35 AM

I wonder if Bill Ford realizes that he is feeding the movement that is trying to rationalize and even dignify sex between people of the same sex, and basically encouraging his family to engage in this behavior. When you really understand homosexuality you know what a tragic condition it is to live with and that it needs to be managed and not rationalized.

SM

March 30, 2006 5:45 PM

I'm sorry to hear that Ford has taken this stance, and has chosen to alienate such a large customer base, but I guess that is their prerogative. As for the "christian militants", I don't think that is a fair term. The homosexual agenda is as aggressively pushed, and it only goes to show that there is, indeed, a fight for the values of the nation. Is America on a decline morally? Absolutely! Will it suffer from a boycott on Ford? Not really. Will Ford suffer? Maybe. Anymore, the majority of American vehicles are at a disadvantage to foreign. This is due to poorer quality, and other bad corporate finance decisions (just look at GM). A Boycott of the one profitable american car co. will not severely damage the nation. Those who complain it will don't fully understand how our economy.
There is much more to be said, but these things carry such little weight anyhow. Will I buy a Ford after this? Probably not. I can choose to vote for my values with my dollars, and that is my prerogative.

Thad thompson

March 31, 2006 3:02 PM

I think it is terrible, not only advertising that I can understand I guess, But the actual support for the homesexual " cause. " I mean what does this cause do? they are not saving whales, or babies, or trees. They just help more people to turn to an alternate way of life that is unhealhty and makes them unhappy. And for anyone on here who said they are "christian" and they " don't care" about homosexuals and they think it is all good for them to get married and it is no big deal. I have news for you, you might have some problems at the end of you rlife. If you read the bible it will tell you about these things. Now if you feel you just pick and choose from the Bible and believe what you want, then you disbeieve. You are either "for" God or against him. You can't walk down the street in public and disown him by saying that gay, or many other things are ok, but then go home and say thanks Jesus. You are not Christian, you are just not an atheist. And if you don't believe EVERYTHING that the bible says why would you believe ANYTHING that it says? Then make up your own religion and be your own god.

Everyone has their "opinion" and their "agenda", I say that is wrong, what do we know? Read the bible that is the answer the rest is just stupid people trying to think.

stephen

April 1, 2006 12:05 AM

The next car I will buy will be a VW. I will never buy a FORD, not only because they support the homosexual lifestyle but my Focus has been in the shop more times then I can count on my fingers... and it only has 25,000 miles on it! What most people do not understand is that most companys stay nutral on this issue. Another thing is I dont dislike the person I dislike the lifestyle which is a choice not something you are born with. I pray that Ford Motor Company will become nutral on this issue in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Stephen

April 1, 2006 12:10 AM

To understand the depth of Ford’s support for the homosexual groups, one has only to look at Ford’s forcing their employees to attend “diversity training” classes. In these classes, the employees are captive as homosexuals lecture the employees on the acceptance of homosexuality. Ford does not allow any other view of homosexuality to be presented in the “diversity training” courses. There is no “diversity” in the classes. The only view presented as being acceptable is that of the homosexual activists. If Ford was going to be "EQUAL" then why dont we see a lot of ford advertising traditional marrige???

Ross Gooder

April 1, 2006 5:14 PM

I don't care what people do in the privacy of their own dwelling; however, I'm fed up with their abnormal life style being shoved in my face. They don't like our normal life style shoved in their face. I feel Corporations should remain neutral on controversial matters and don't support the agenda. If we are sicko facists for expressing our right to free speech, what does that make the gays for expressing theirs? Nevertheless, we had an F150 Crew Cab set aside at our Ford Dealer when we heard about Ford's promotion of the Gay agenda and exercised our right to change our mind. We decided to support Chevrolet and bought a Silverado. End of story...

Jay

April 2, 2006 10:28 PM

Everyone is mad at the AFA for standing up for what Christians believe. We as Christians have just as much right to take a stand. If a Christian takes a stand then we are called all kinds of bad names. Where is our 5th amendment rights? If we want to organize and boycott, we should be allowed without everyone coming down on us. If Ford had pulled its ads out of the gay market, no one would have been upset over the gay community for boycotting.

Ford as a business (who is not doing very well at this point)( and by the way my husband works for Ford) needs to look at what the market is and who they need to market to. The larger market for the marjority of their products is not the gay community. I know quite a few homosexuals. They are not driving Ford trucks. If they get 70% to 90% of the gay population to buy Ford but lose 90% of the Christian community does that seem like a good trade and sound business decision.

I am not saying that any business has to bow down to any group, but I am saying that you need to look at the future of your company and decide what it the smarter move.

Harley E Vasper

April 2, 2006 11:11 PM

Ford has every right to advertise to any group that it choses. The AFA boycott simply says 'we won't buy Ford products because Ford is using money to sponsor and support lifestyles that it belives to be inconsistent with the teachings of God.'

It is sad that Ford, a company who is already struggling financially, has chosen to alienate itself from a large consumer base to satisfy a much smaller consumer base. Bad economics in my opinion. I have read all of the postings listed above and am ashamed at the language and bigotry from the other side.

It is not my impression that AFA is trying to dictate what Ford does or does not do. Ford has chosen to cater to supporting the lifestyle of a very small segment of society at the expense of alienating themselves from the majority of society. Good business sense? I don't think so. But then, maybe that's why Ford and the other major American auto makers are going belly up.

Looks like I may be buying another brand than Ford next time. I have been a loyal Ford owner for more than 30 years. I am a consumer and have choices just like Ford does. I chose to spend my income somewhere that values my beliefs. If Ford openly supports the gay/lesbian movement, that's their choice. I, for one, will shop elsewhere for my vehicles until Ford changes it's diversity and advertising strategy.

To Ford employees and dealers, I'm sorry but I will be taking my business elsewhere until Ford changes it's corporate 'diversity' strategy.

me

April 3, 2006 3:47 PM

I have a stance on this issue. However, I can see there is a lot of hate on both sides. I feel many bigots are using Christianity as a voice for their hatred.

JW

April 3, 2006 4:46 PM

Diversity, smersity, it’s about the cars not the sexual, political, or social preferences of the buyers. Ford should focus it's time, energy, and money on building better and more fuel efficient and affordable vehicles instead of promoting social and political agendas of special interest groups. I never was a fan of Ford vehicles to begin with and now I will never ever consider purchasing a Ford product if they continue down this path of taking sides in sociopolitical agendas. If Ford would produce a better and more fuel efficient product then they would not have to resort to wooing special interest segments of the population to improve vehicle sales.

Ford should learn from the "foreign" automakers that continue to outsell American manufacturers by continuing to improve their vehicles and stay neutral on social and political agendas. Get a clue Ford! You will sell more cars by making a high quality and more fuel efficient vehicle, not by targeting special interest groups and thereby alienating large segments of the population.

Nelva Jones

April 3, 2006 7:55 PM

NEVER IN MY LIFETIME WOULD I HAVE BELIEVED FORD WOULD SPONSOR,SUPPORT, OR ALLOW THE NAME "FORD" IN ANY CONNECTION WITH HOMOSEXUALITY.

FORD HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE CARS, AND PRESENTLY, I AM DRIVING A CROWN VICTORIA.

I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN FORD'S DECISIONS ON PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY. IF FORD DOESN'T WITHDRAW FROM PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY, I CAN HONESTLY SAY I WILL NOT BE DRIVING A FORD MUCH LONGER NOR IN THE FUTURE.

Steve

April 3, 2006 9:16 PM

Just paid off my truck last fall. Was looking to buy a new mustang this spring. Not now. If Ford wants to pander to the gay/lesbo community, they better hope everyone of them in this country buys their vehicles. It's the only way to keep Ford from going down. Next they will be putting out rainbow colored cars and vehicles.
Get in your Ford and drive it straight to hell!

jad

April 4, 2006 7:44 AM

No more Ford buying for me.

Mark Anderson

April 4, 2006 12:20 PM

So let me get this straight. From the comments on this site, a person that believes in traditional family relationships is a religious nut, KKK member, part of the Nazi party, a right wing religous fascist, a bigot, militant, a wolf, anti-family, anti-American, homophobic, and a hate monger. Wow! That's quite a tall order to fill. Your adhominem arguments (based on personal character attacks rather than solid intellectual reasoning) amazes me. Why not seek to understand first rather than assume? I'm talking about both sides of this issue. Ford took a stance. Fine. The beauty of America is that people DO have the right to agree or disagree...let's just quit the name calling and labeling.

Tina

April 4, 2006 1:30 PM

Christians of America need to unite and stand strong in the face of this horror against our morals. This great nation was founded on Biblical principals, and that has been our strength. To remove those will cause our nation disastrous results. I choose to stay on God's side.

I was a loyal FORD customer, but not anymore. Goodbye FORD!

Business Sense

April 11, 2006 2:17 PM

For those patting Ford on the back for it's good business sense. Go check the figures yourselves (media.ford.com)

Ford sells 5 times more F-Series trucks than any other vehicle model in their lineup.

I hope they have fun convincing their new effeminate customer base to buy into their "macho" trucks.

GM and Chrysler will welcome Ford's alienated heterosexual customers with open arms.

Lee

April 11, 2006 9:09 PM

I have a ford fleet account and own 8 fords right now. I am in the market for three more vehicals as of right now. I will not purchase Ford. Not because the chose to advertise to gays. But because they are promoting the lifestyle that I do not agree with and I do not want my money spent to promote something like that. I personaly do not care what you want to do with your love life. But I will not support a company that promotes a life style that I do not.

Ted Mackey

April 12, 2006 12:28 AM

I never thought I'd see the day when I wouldn't be driving a ford But I guess a person should not say never. We are ready for a couple vehichles but sad to say won't be a ford. By the way I'm not religous But even nature tells me it has to do with male and female. sorry you lost me.

pastor david

April 12, 2006 4:36 PM

One side is right and the other side is 100% wrong. Praying for you.

Not a Ford person and it looks I will not be one for a while. Love all of you.

Catheine B

April 12, 2006 10:01 PM

It's so simple!!! Men weren't physically made to be with other men, likewise women weren't physically made to be with other women......GOD had it right from the start, do I need to elaborate further? I've owned 3 ford vehicles in my lifetime, now I have a new Chrysler. Too bad for you ford. And I'm a Christian woman who believes that THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD, and that the homosexual lifestyle is an ABOMINATION TO THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. and, YES i HAVE TOLD EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT ford's AGENDA.

ASHLEY SUZANNE

April 12, 2006 10:53 PM

You people that are hyped up about Ford now....since they chose to support this ad campaign with gays and lesbians...I bet you didn't care about buying a Ford before they got into this. You all need to stop being such dramatic sissys! If you all would just act like normal people and not throw your lifestyle in everyone's faces...maybe so many people wouldn't care. I have driven Fords all my life, so has my family, and I will not stop now. Even though I do not support gay marriage (because, it's not a good example for your children, they need a normal family at home to talk to about the messed up things in this world.) I will still buy Fords. Please think about this and how you're telling straight people that are upset that Ford IS supporting Gays that it's wrong because the "Christians" don't agree...well, then you're wrong for telling them that they are wrong. just get over yourselves and live your life normally..you can be gay, that's not up to Christians to judge, but just get over it..and do it. Noone cares. I love you all. and Fords.

mike carroll

April 14, 2006 1:44 AM

"militant christians"...oh boy the name calling starts. anyone that has values and stands for them is always called names by those who will fall for anything. some of us have backbones and others are amoral cowards. i won't buy a ford ever again. i hope their sales continue to plummet and when they close their doors, they can thank their "open minded" leadership.

Jean

April 18, 2006 1:09 AM

Ford is closing many plants over the next 10 years.I guess all the extra money they have will go for advertising in gay magazines. Gee,aren't you proud to be an American?

No more Fords for us!!

Mark Price

April 19, 2006 1:12 PM

The fall of Rome (and every other great civilization for that matter) was the result of the very hting we are witnessing in our country: a turning from God and godly values, unnatural affections (gay and lesbian lifestyles), self-centered lives as opposed to God-focused lives. No doubt FORD will lose much more than it gains in this campaign. Christians, as well as non-Christians with traditional family values, will pull away from FORD and trun to GM, Toyota, etc. God is a righteous God, and will not be mocked. Scripture states, "There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Those of you who are spitting in the face of the AFA, and maybe even God - you may think you are right... but, the end will reveal what is Truth.

Marviin and Lois Shaul

April 19, 2006 3:21 PM

For many years we and our large family have been Ford drivers. I have loved my Mercury Sable and was planning on a new one soon. Now I will loook elsewhere.

Joseph Brenner

April 19, 2006 3:44 PM

The sad thing here is that Ford would risk sacrificing 100 years as a pioneer in mass production and a leader in the auto industry over
an issue that they could just remain silent about. A stand for MORALITY would SELL MORE CARS!
You won't see my family driving to church in a Ford!

mike

April 19, 2006 4:11 PM

Sales down?? Here in Texas I don't think too many truck drivers are going to wish to have the title broke back truck driver. Sales dropping?

A. MOM

April 19, 2006 4:41 PM

It seems so many of you have forgotten that our country was founded on having a belief in faith. Founded on having a Christian belief that helped hold us to good, sound morals and ethical behaviors. That is what having "faith" does for us. If we don't stand for something, our country will crumble into mindless floundering.
Businesses have a responsibility to the public to be a good role model whether they like it or not. Grandpa Ford, who founded the business nearly a century ago, would not approve of such decisions. Ford should stay neutral.

Mary

April 19, 2006 4:44 PM

We will never buy another Ford, even though my husband liked Ford vehicles very much prior to this, and has an older Ford truck.

When a company panders to homosexuals, and doesn't care about the rest of its customer base, then it is doomed to fail. After all, it is customers buying your products that keep you in business, and considering that homosexuals only make up a small portion of your customer base, then you figure it out for yourself, do the math.

Make no mistake about these people who live a homosexual lifestyle, they have been deluded by Satan into thinking their lifestyles are okay or even approved by God, but God calls homosexuality an abomination, read Romans 1: 26-32, and Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13. Everyone has sinned and come short of the Glory of God, but in order to be saved, we have to repent, take Christ as our Saviour, and turn from all our sins to be forgiven. It isn't that we will live a sin free life, but our sins are under the blood, when we accept Christ as our Saviour. Jesus' return is very near, and to those of you reading these words, if you don't know Jesus Christ as Lord, before it is too late, bow your head and repent as every person professing Christ has had to do in time past, and ask Jesus to come into your heart, and to save you. He died for you and me, and you don't want to be left behind to go through the great tribulation God is going to bring upon this earth very soon. I know most of you reading this will mock me and call me crazy, but just read the verses I've mentioned above and see for yourself. God loves you and sent His precious Son to die for you, don't reject Him for sin for a season, when eternity is looming before all of us. I would love to meet each of you in heaven.

Sonny

April 19, 2006 5:02 PM

Hi,

To all the pundits that attack me and others who profess and try to walk the walk that Christ calls us to walk I say I'm sorry you have a belief in things of the here and now.

FORD - you to also live for the here and now and want money, you're not interested in the lives of people... you're like Aaron (brohter of Moses) who crumbled at the feet of the peoples' demands - you satisfy the cravings of those around you to quell them - but you don't care to make the tough decision here in the peoples' interest.

I will NOT buy ANY items sold by FORD or it's affiliated companies such as LINCOLN, MERCURY, MAZDA, VOLVO, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER or ASTON MARTIN.

Just like all the people who decide to live an alternative lifestyle, FORD has decided to tell people they think it's okay to live this way.

It's not okay, I know biblically Jesus died for them (sinners: including me) but we had to repent of our wicked ways to receive forgiveness and salvation... We are taught to hate sin (the gay/lesbian lifestyle in one of the sins) not the person.

It seems the way of big corporation is to look at the bottom dollar and not worry about the people. It seeks profit and if you're gay/lesbian or not but work for them making these cars you understand that they do not care about you (only enough to not get into legal trouble).

People have to understand that sometimes we can't see the truth but are blinded by (whatever type of) love. Everyone can sin, but there are some rules and basic guidelines that God put down that everyone knows and has put in plain view. IF being GAY/LESBIAN would be right then a long time ago the human race would have died out because naturally this lifestyle could not bring off spring other than from a man/woman relationship... but biblically it is stated
“Everything is permissible, for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”—but I will not be mastered by anything (NIV).

Ah, just because you can drive 100 mph and crash into a wall would you do it?

Much success in your life people!
May God reveal to you wisdom (not earthly wisdom).

Sonny

Paul

April 19, 2006 5:02 PM

Yet another reason to buy foreign cars. Thanks Bill for, yet again, devaluing the American product. I guess I should be expecting to see a lot of homosexuals mount up their F-350s and go see Brokeback :)

William Ramirez

April 19, 2006 9:46 PM

FYI. The AFA is simply stating that the Bible, in the old testament, does specifically say that homosexuality is sin (wrong), just like baring false witness, and adultery. The United States was founded by imperfect Christian people. I am also an imperfect Christian. Christ in the new testment said to follow the old testament. I read the Bible and it does say homosexuality is wrong. Therefore, I will not be buying any Ford products because Mr Ford has associated his company with a sinful lifestyle. Love the sinner, not the sin.

E Prawl

April 19, 2006 10:26 PM

It,s too bad that Bill Ford doesn,t have the moral background that Henry Ford had. He would definitly not be making such a bad decision. I presently own a Ranger and a Volvo and am very disapointed by this action.

Paulette

April 20, 2006 12:48 AM

Many of you are missing the most relevant point. It's not that the AFA and many other pro-family organizations are against Ford Motor Company for advertising in gay publications. It's the advertising and marketing purchase incentives that are used to fund the the political agenda for same-sex marriage. Not only cash purchase incentives, but when Ford underwrites large ticket items for Gay events (especially annual events), the funds of these gay/lesbian groups aren't spent on their functions but are used to further their No. 1 agenda item, which is to continue the legalization of same sex marriage.

Although I own a Ford, I refuse to spend my money in the future on a company that is turning around and using its profits to support a political cause that is against the principles of not only our Lord and Saviour, but also our Founding Fathers. I believe that companies - especially publicly owned companies, should not promote one side - they should remain neutral. Ford isn't even trying to remain neutral - it is my understanding that it has given millions to gay/lesbian groups - including donations for the construction of buildings and grounds to be used by gay/lesbian groups. If that is what the Company wants to support, then we have the right to decide to boycott their goods. That is our freedom in action!

One last comment: freedom isn't the ability to do whatever you desire - that is license. Freedom is having the ability to do/practice/support the proper thing. We have both in this country and they constantly get confused. We have freedom of religion - we are free to practice any religion we want - in other countries, people can be killed for practicing a particular religion. We don't have the freedom in this country to drive over the speed limit, even if we so desire - that isn't the "proper thing". We need to keep these two in perspective or our Country will cease to be great - and what a tragedy that would be!!

Also, remember that being against same-sex marriage doesn't mean that a person believes homosexual people are "bad or wrong". God created all of us. It's how we choose to live our life and whether it is within the commandments that have been given - that is what is correct or not correct.

A.E.H.

May 1, 2006 2:11 PM

Same sex marriage is a hot-button issue in this country right now. Ford chose to bring this grief and controversy on themselves by not being politically neutral and by choosing to respond to gay demands to show they weren't discriminatory. Bad moves on all sides. If Ford wants to stay in the political area by "promoting" marriage between two same-sex people they will suffer the consequences. If AFA and other boycott groups don't deliver their messages of concern tempered with grace and love for fellow countrymen then they will suffer the consequences of their actions as well.

Todd

May 2, 2006 2:54 AM

I'm unloading my 2004 F-150 this week. I can't stand to drive it anymore. I'm also distributing 1000 flyers to homes around my city this month to make everyone aware of this issue and encourage them to spread the word. Outside of the Internet, I haven't seen any coverage in the media.

Despite the fact that Ford's stock continues to plummet, many seem so determined to claim that it has nothing to do with the boycott. Yeah, right. And "Brokeback Mountain" was a huge hit.

If people have the right to choose their sexual orientation, then they certainly have the right to choose where there money is going. People can live however they choose, but I think it's fantastic that so many conservatives are still making themselves heard in an era where the "politically correct" media is trying so hard to suppress them. That, my friends, is America.

Just watch that stock price drop (ticker symbol - "F") and you might begin to understand just how many of us are out here.

Bob A.

May 2, 2006 2:13 PM

I have owned Ford products all of my life and currently own an 2004 F-150 Lariat and a 2001 Volvo S85. God has warned us and history has proven to us that when societies have embraced the homosexual (that is deviant and morally repulsive) lifestyle their downfall soon followed. I say to my kids "that the quality of life depends on the moral decisions that we make." I would like to relay this quote to the Ford executives. I will not purchase another Ford product, however I will continue to buy American.

Karl Tallas

May 2, 2006 4:21 PM

I find it interesting that people praise Ford for not caving in to pressure from the AFA but didn't Ford recind their promise to the AFA to stay neutral on the issue of gay marriage because of pressure from gays? These poeple that support the gay ajenda must choose not to look at the pictures of how gays act at their rallies. If a man and a woman acted like homosexuals do, they would be arrested for indecent exposure. But the police just stand there and watch homosexuals do thier thing that hetersexuals would be arrested for becuase the ACLU will file hate crime law suits. Who really is the hypocrit? I've purchased my last Ford product.

Jack

May 7, 2006 4:01 AM

The AFA is really being stupid over this. Its blatant discrimination, this bunch of crazed conservative homophobes are discriminating against homosexuals and thats wrong. All this saying GOD says homosexuality is wrong is just bullcrap. GOD never said anything about homosexuality, some person who wrote part of the bible did, and some other people who want to sue the bible to push their point decided to capitalise on this. The fact that Ford is supporting these groups is just further credit to them as a socially aware country. GO FORD! DIE YOU AFA HOMOPHOBIC CONSERVATIVES!

Any buying a Toyota or Honda is perfectly okay. Unlike many American brands Japanese cars actually guzle less fuel and with the rising petrol prices unless American companies take the tip they are gonna suffer even more.

Seth

June 3, 2006 2:08 PM

Our family has bought a Lincoln Navigator, Ford Excursion, and Ford Taurus. Ford Motor Company is blindly jumping into an ethics war in America and the world. I will see to it that my family and friends refrain from buying Ford products in the future. My next vehicle is probably going to be a Jeep or Honda Hybrid.

From what I understand, the AFA is a representation of a mostly christian community in America. I'm not a member or anything, but with liberal groups like the ACLU it doesn't suprise me that this organization also exists.

America is not a true democracy, we are a representative republic. That means we vote for politicians to make decisions, decisions that can be altered by activist groups that represent voters.

pete

June 4, 2006 1:36 AM

lm with you guys..and will do tell all my family and friends to do the same God bless www.visionsofjesus.com

Ryan

June 4, 2006 7:32 PM

I was looking at a Ford 4x4 F150 Crew Cab lariat. I will instead purchase a GMC product.

Ryan

June 7, 2006 2:19 AM

First THANK YOU FORD!!!
Wow by reading some of these posts, you would think this is the 1950's. To the people against fords decision, do you people also think slavery should be reinstated? Its sad that people have so much HATE towards people who are different. I pray to God one of you childrend isnt gay. This boycott is meaningless anyway. The AFA is nothing more than a hate group.

Lori

June 10, 2006 10:36 PM

I just read through all of these comments and this is ugly, people. I am a Christian and I do not approve of the homosexual lifestyle, but God made us a free people with the right to choose how to live. However, if you choose to live in sin, you are also choosing the consequences of that sin. If you believe that God supports you in your sin, you'd better pray you are right.

Although the Ford supporters are repeatedly saying that those in support of traditional values are filled with hate, most of the HATE that I'm seeing in these posts is from the Ford supporters toward the traditionalists. The traditionalists, Christian or not, are concerned for the morals and values that this country was founded on. Ford supporters seem to be mostly interested in a philosophy of doing whatever you want, because as long as you make enough noise, someone will validate you and make it "okay". America was founded on God and the Bible. If you want to live in a country that is founded on something different from that, that's fine. I'm sure there are still locations available where you can start your own country and live however you like. But why should America be changed from the design of her founding fathers just to satisfy a minority of the population? For those of you who complain that America is supposed to a democracy, not a theocracy - great! Let it BE a democracy and be run according to the wishes of the majority, not the wishes of a small group with an agenda to push. America is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. It is not supposed to be a government of the vocal, by the few, for the cause.

Oh, and if you think God didn't say anything about homosexuality in the Bible, perhaps you missed the section about Sodom and Gommorha?

Jim Davis

June 14, 2006 12:42 PM

Why does Ford feel the need to take sides on sexual issues? Shouldn't they just build and sell cars and not get involved in promoting the gay & lesbian agenda?

I've driven Ford products for many years. I'm in the market for an SUV and on my list WAS the Land Rover LR3, Ford Explorer, and Mazda Tribute among others.

Now, they are not. Too bad though because I test-drove the LR3 and loved it. Now my short list includes the Honda Pilot and VW Toureg and NO FORD products.

I can't wait to get rid of the Ford Taurus I'm driving now.

Paul Johnson

June 14, 2006 5:28 PM

Isn't it just like non-Christians to tell us Christians what isn't Christian.
Putting Christianity aside, what ever happened to what the majority believes? The numbers are not even close in disregarding traditional marriage and giving "rights" to gays (which takes away rights from straights)
The gay agenda is not just pro gay, they are anti-family with a detailed plan to pervert the younger generations and chip away at straight person’s rights.
15 years ago we would have never even thought we would have to deal with such a topic. Don't come out of the closet.... clean it!
You call me a bigot, intolerant and militant... is that what a conservative person like me is when I decide to stand up to garbage like this being forced on our nation by gays and ignorant gay supporters? I know the answer to that,,, I am also aware of the evil tactics and angles the gay community uses to manipulate the public. Just read the comments above,,, it appears that several are from the same person using 3 different angles - sounds like he has them down pat.... also sounds so foolish.
Ford... I have owned several, but not anymore unless CEO Mr. Ford finds a moral base that is pro American.
Shame on you Ford for your anti-American stand!

James Boardman

June 14, 2006 7:54 PM

While considering the purchase of a Ford 150 for pulling a camper, I no longer would consider any Ford products with your current agenda. America is a home of the BRAVE not the home of the Gay! We who have decent morals and want to raise our family's in a moral society don't have to have this kind of stuff pushed in our face at every turn. I have many gay friends and have never once judged them for their lifestyle choice and have never had any of them push their choices on me. Your consideration is appreciated.

Gwen

June 14, 2006 10:48 PM

How sad it is that our country that was born and built on Christian morality has gone so far in the opposite direction. Too bad that Ford is pushing the gay/lesbian agenda on their employees through mandatory "Diversity Training". At Ford, "Diversity Training" means forced attendance at company sponsored meetings which are used to promote the homosexual lifestyle. Attendance is required. Employees cannot opt out. In their "Diversity Training" homosexual leaders present the homosexual lifestyle and teach employees to accept that lifestyle. No other view of homosexuality is allowed to be presented. No one is allowed to speak against the homosexual lifestyle or present the serious health problems associated with it. At Ford, "diversity" means there is only one view of homosexuality--that presented by the homosexuals--and that is the only view Ford will allow. My family has driven Fords for over 50 years but when it comes time for the purchase of another vehicle it will likely be another brand. We will not support a company that pushes immorality!

David

June 14, 2006 11:47 PM

Ford has gone WAY beyond just advertising vehicles in homosexual oriented publications. Ford has been the main financial sponsor of major homosexual events that celebrate, promote and encourage the homosexual lifestyle. Ford actively funds and promotes legalization of homosexual marriage and has mandatory homosexual diversity training for their employees.

More details are provided at www.boycottford.com:
To understand the depth of Ford’s support for the homosexual groups, one has only to look at Ford’s forcing their employees to attend “diversity training” classes. In these classes, the employees are captive as homosexuals lecture the employees on the acceptance of homosexuality. Ford does not allow any other view of homosexuality to be presented in the “diversity training” courses. There is no “diversity” in the classes. The only view presented as being acceptable is that of the homosexual activists.

Ford's disregard towards those with traditional values will cost them a lot of money. It is obvious that there must be homosexuals or at least strong homosexual advocates in powerful places at Ford, and that is why they have taken this approach. It won't change until those people are replaced. Hopefully they will be replaced soon.

I support the boycott and believe Ford is wrong to actively support homosexual behavior and agendas. They would have been wiser to have stayed neutral and avoided the conflict, but people in powerful places are driving this. I really enjoy my Ford Explorer but I will no longer go to Ford to get it serviced, and if purchase time comes up and this is still going on, I will buy another manufacturers vehicle.

Boon

June 15, 2006 12:36 AM

I will not buy a ford product and the rest of my family have said the same. The rest of my family goes from calif. to South Carolina. We are thinking about GMC or Nissan right now.

Jim and Bobbee Alkema

June 15, 2006 6:57 PM

I am so very disappointed with the recent decision of Ford Motor Company to support the perverse lifestyles of homosexuality.

Our last car was a 2002 Explorer, and we have enjoyed driving it. However, it will be the last Ford product we buy.

Families worldwide are constantly praying to have their children, brother and sisters delivered from the a life that is so very far below what God intened for them to have.

Ford, we are part of this boycott and remain so until you come to your moral senses and start supporting a healthy, moral world.

L.N. Smithee

June 16, 2006 5:28 AM

Back in 2001, homosexual group GLAAD organized a national boycott of advertisers on Dr. Laura Schlessinger's radio and short-lived television show with the stated goal of driving her off the air. In the process, they spread inaccurate accounts of what she has said regarding homosexuality and vicious rumors with no basis in fact.
Why is it called "Nazism," "hatred," "anti-American," "fanaticism," and "bullying" when the AFA organizes a boycott but not when GLAAD does it?
Has anybody got the courage to explain how that's not a hypocritical double standard?

Pastor, Deal

June 18, 2006 10:27 PM

If being a homosexual or even a gay or lesbian supporter is your right and your freedom of speech then why be upset with christianity because we state our freedom of speech and say that we do not support it?

The fact is that many other groups and organizations oppose christianity and we're expected to sit idlely by and do and say nothing about it. The first amendment does not exclude christianity and if it does why didn't anyone tell me?

It seems to me that the predjudice is against the christian community. It seems hipacritical to me that the church is told that we should be bias and to tell Ford Motor Co. that they may support whomever it chooses.

I guess that its no more hipacritical than the court system that was founded on the Word of God to say the Ten Commandments are not good enough to be displayed on their courthouse walls but to say it is good enough to put my hand on and sware to tell the truth so help me God!

I guess that'll give you something to think about!

Vince Garcia

June 19, 2006 8:59 PM

Sad.

Sad that Americans don't read American history books. Sad that Americans have bought into the lies regarding "intolerance" and "bigotry". Sad that if a person tries to hold onto Christian values, and asks American companies not to blatantly promote an agenda that is in opposition to their faith, suddenly the people that demand tolerance become very...intolerant. Read the above posts. Christians are called Nazi's? It's NAZI-like to ask, as a consumer, for the American corporations to stop taking sides in a very sensitive issue? Not take THEIR side, just please STOP taking sides? To please remain neutral? This is NAZI-like? Do you know what Nazi's did? Don't cheapen the past. Don't cheapen real attrocities, real intolerance by bandying the word about when someone else chooses to act in the exact same way your forefathers would have acted. The people that wrote the Constitution you so blithely tred upon, and refuse to fight for.

Is it "bigotry" to hold onto the exact same values that our founding fathers had? "Bigotry" to defend Christianity? So many words are used out of context, in an attempt to make Christians look like "the bad guys". The Christian stance against homosexuality is not "discrimination". This is not prejudice against a class or category of people that is "different" on basis of race. Or age. Or gender. You choose to be gay. You choose to be straight. That is your CHOICE to live a lifestyle that is sinful according to the faith of our founders. You live in a country founded by Christians, where the Christian faith has predominated for centuries, a faith which teaches very clearly that homosexuality is wrong. The Bible is not ambigious on this matter. It is not "gray". It is not "fuzzy". Dont believe the lies. READ the book for yourself.

And if you think it is "unpatriotic" to purchase foreign cars, wake up. Stop spouting opinions based on hearsay and start forming opinions based on fact instead of cheezy 30 second advertisements on television. Read how much of the "American" cars are actually made in America next time you are looking at a Dealer sticker on that window of that new "American" car. Then walk over to your Honda and Toyota dealer and read how much of the "foreign" cars are made in America.

Regardless...Ford should have stayed away from the fence entirely. That would have been an intelligent business decision. Instead, it appears the small, weak few who run the company have decided to focus instead on political agendas as opposed to improving the product. The saddest part of all this? How the media will spin this as the most wonderful thing in the world. Oh my! how "tolerant" Ford is! They didn't succumb to the "bigots"!

Let the word games begin.

Oh yeah. Not buying another Ford. Until they realize how foolish it is to blatantly thumb your nose at a group that comprises the majority of America.

Kiley

June 20, 2006 1:38 PM

Okay...I can't recall if I have posted this before, but I will now.

Ford supports gay media, yes. They also support so-called Christian media outlets. In other words: the company spreads its ad dollars around to many specialized and niche media.

The people who are boycotting Ford because it supports gay media...you are entitled.

I just wish I could figure out what you all are so afraid of. I can't help thinking that people who are so, for example, hysterical about gay marriage must have a really low opinion of their own marriages if they believe someone else's marriage could somehow make them feel worse about their own.

When I was a chubby kid, my parents taught me that self-respect was far more important than what other people said about me in the quest to pump themselvs up at my expense. I learned this when I was seven years old. It carries me through today when I am in my 40s.

By the way...GM and Chrysler support such media as well. Toyota and Honda too. What the heck are you people going to buy anyway?

brett

June 26, 2006 8:30 PM

Try to do what the Japanese do, like make a better car, and not scrape up clients by acting like you care about the gay man or women, what's next, advertising in Hi Times Magazine, or Alcoholics newsgroups.

Niki S.

June 26, 2006 9:56 PM

Obviously Moral People are refusing to buy Fords or Fords sale would not be way down! America was built by MORAL man/women couples of Christian faith.
Is anyone else tired of people saying "stop shoving God down our throats?"
When are they going to stop shoving their demon filled lies and hate down our throats?
The street has to go both ways not one way!
And the AFA is winning because the BOYCOT goes on!!! See you in Bankruptcy Ford!!!

James Wheeler

June 26, 2006 10:12 PM

Only ever owned one Ford - it was used, never will buy another - not even used. I can see them becoming a symbol of Gay activism or deviant pride, like how these queers have perverted the rainbow.

Welcome to the new F.O.R.D.
Faggots
Only
Really
Drive

God Bless America and organizations like the AFA!

will cooper

June 27, 2006 1:04 AM

I often differ with AFA. This time they are right. Ford is way out of line when they openly back perversion in the form of those deluded and confused about their sexual identity.

Its bad enough that perhaps a majority now considers this gay delusion to be okay and even natural...a majority thinking something is so, doesn't make it so, unless its true in ultimate reality. Henrik Ibsen said the majority is always wrong in his play Enemy of the People. This scientist sees a bunch of deluded folks pretending they were born that way, because so many others have joined them in their delusion. Therapists once got it wrong by saying that gay was a sickness, much like those who go nuts and end up murdering their children. This was wrong then and its wrong now. However that doesn't mean either of those types of behaviors are normal or natural. Both are due to deluded people acting out their delusions, they are simply out of reality, or confused about what reality really is in fact. Its what God says it to be, imo.

We buy Fords, Mercurys, and Lincolns. My son just purchased an F-150 Ford Truck. We own Ford stock and I just advised my wife to buy some more while it is down. However, upon becoming informed about Bill Ford deciding to push the gay delusion even further upon folks who may not wish to join in the delusion that the Bible calls a perversion, makes me have to stop and reconsider not only investing in the company's stock and debt, but perhaps no longer buying its products. Its that serious. Bill, do you hear me? Are you willing to just write us off in your war to disagree with the AFA? I don't ask you to give in to the AFA, I wouldn't either, just to give in to reason and reality, and decency.

I have an MBA in Finance. From where I sit, Ford could make a great comeback, but it will not happen if Ford continues to alienate its existing customer base. No company can afford to do that. You cannot replace us with queers {i.e. deluded folks of the sodomite persuasion--God bless em, and God change them and place them in your reality, the one they were born into but have convinced themselves that they were born gay}fast enough to keep your competition at bay, or your debtors from foreclosing.

Its time right now to end this insanity. Make the right call or else go down without us. Its your choice. Please choose wisely. The consequences are so great and the tragedy of a Ford demise now appears so real to me.

Shane Lewis

June 27, 2006 10:36 AM

It isn't about hating homosexuals. I true Christian knows that the Bible says to Love everyone.

What is it about then? It is about preserving traditional family values. It is about keeping homosexuality from becomming "the norm". It is about protecting our children. But most of all it is about God!

Please continue to support God and the AFA!

SANDY

June 27, 2006 10:53 AM

I HAVE BEEN A FORD FAMILY SINCE 1911. JUST MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BOUGHT OVER 9 BRAND NEW TRUCKS FROM FORD IN A MATTER OF 19 YEARS. IF THIS ISSUE KEEPS UP IN NOVEMBER I WILL BUYING FROM SOMEONE ELSE. IN SUCH A TIME THAT FORD IS SLOWLY LOSING TO FOREIGN AUTOMAKERS AND THEN TO SUPPORT SUCH A SUBJECT SOOOOOO STRONGLY. WHY CANT FORD SUPPORT MORE THINGS THAT WE CAN ALL AGREE ON SUCH AS OUR CHILDREN-----OUR FUTURE.

Mary Singleton

June 27, 2006 12:22 PM

After reading some of the previous comments, I have to say that I don't know if "Ford is a company of demons" or if the AFA is "Dictating everything", but I do think that Ford is just confused and misguided about things. A lot of the comments I read stated that America stands for the freedom to live your life as you choose. One thing seems to be forgotten and that is that AMERICA is founded on Christian belief. when that belief is lost, so is America. We have already started dropping everything the constitution stands for and changed it's meaning, so I guess the Christian belief is next. Read I Corinthians 6:9. There are others, but this will give a start.

Ramon Risco

June 28, 2006 8:17 PM

It has been estimated by Polls that the Gay population is between 10% to 20% that number is about 10 to 20 million, Ford has decided to only sell to them and don't care about the other 80% of America that translate to about 200 million people that are in the car buying age, this seems to be a stupid choice for Ford to cater to the few and forget the majority. I will trade-in my ford and purchase another brand since Ford does not care about the majority let them sell their car to the minority and see how long can they survive with this business practice. "Hasta La Vista Ford"

Jerry

June 28, 2006 10:37 PM

I just bought a Freestar 2 weeks before I knew about the disgraceful actions of Ford. If I could I would take it back and buy another Chevrolet. I can't but rest assured this is my last Ford. As a matter of fact I am having a front tag made that will read "MY LAST FORD" When I am asked why I will tell them.

Bill

July 7, 2006 2:25 PM

I like to be gay. I think America is about sexual freedom. Infact 50 years ago you wouldn't see two guys walking down the street holding hands. They hid it because it was considered wrong morally... But now, now you can do anything and not be considered a freak! Hell, if things go the way one group is pushing their agenda, it will be legal to have sex with animals and kids!

If you don't believe me, check out the organization lead by homosexual leaders that wants to legalize sex with children. I believe it is called MEMBDA or something like that.

Anyway, Ford has proven that they support the movement to make what has never been ok, be ok! Yea!

I hope I can marry an animal next.. that will be great! A gay redneck marrying a sheep and another man (yes we do exsist) driving a big Ford! Thank you Ford!

kiley

July 7, 2006 3:36 PM

ramon...dude. why do you say that ford, by advertising to the gay population, is writing you, "the majority," and others off. Is Ford supposed to run its marketing plan according to your prejudice?

kiley

July 7, 2006 3:40 PM

Shane...of course its about hating homsexuals. Its the only way your position makes any sense. Don't back away from what you really mean.

kiley

July 7, 2006 4:22 PM

oh my God Mr. Johnson. Where do I begin.

"Isn't it just like non-Christians to tell us Christians what isn't Christian.
"

How the heck do you know who is Christian and non Christian?

"Putting Christianity aside, what ever happened to what the majority believes?"

Perhaps the most important function of the Constitution is to protect peace loving, law abiding, tax-paying citizens who may find themselves in the minority of a belief from the tyranny of a majority.
If two people of the same sex form a family...how does that hurt you in any way shape or form? Let's get to the point. It bugs you. That's it, plain and simple. You are bugged by it. The last time I checked, it's not the job of the State or Ford Motor Co. to marginalize the rights or liberties of peaceful tax-paying citizens because their behavior bugs you.

CHARLES FOLGER

July 8, 2006 1:44 PM

I HAVE WORKED FOR FORD 22 YEARS. I DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT FORDS GAY AGENDA UNTIL IT AFFECTS ME. BUT OF COURSE ITS ALWAYS GETS FORCED ON THE REST OF US. FORD IS FORCING ME TO TAKE A TRANSGENDER COURSE REFERING TO THEM AS A ETHNIC GROUP. I WONT DRINK THE KOOLAID AND I WONT CERTIFY AS A FORD SERVICE MANAGER. I WONT BUY A FORD EITHER. I HAVE BOUGHT 15.

Lois

July 11, 2006 10:43 PM

My family has always been FORD people, but I take a stand for what is right, and will not be buying another Ford. and will encourage the rest of my family to do likewise.

Shirley Ward

July 12, 2006 2:52 AM

I think that it is a shame that our country is going down the drain. Our country was built on Christianity and family values and morles. All it seems to be about now is Money! To hell with what is right any more. It is a terrible shame. I will never buy a Ford again.

Danielle

July 12, 2006 8:41 AM

I have owned Fords since I turned 16. I just bought a Pontiac instead. I don't consider myself a radical. I believe that the bible is the inspired word of God and it says that homosexuality is wrong. Plain and simple. Do I hate gays? NO! We all sin. There is a difference between living in sin, not wanting to do anything about it and stuggling not to sin every day. Those who live in perpetual sin do not care about your rights in this country. They want to "do what feels good", not what is good for the whole. We have to take the country back somehow and this is a small step on that road back to where our founding fathers and our Father in heaven wanted us to be. God Bless the USA and USA lets start blessing God again!

Tiffany Curcio

July 12, 2006 4:31 PM

Being a gay female I fully give my support to ford and suggest that all the people against homosexuality should get a life and leave us alone.!!!!!!!

George M Melby, Pastor

July 12, 2006 6:30 PM

I wonder if these radical rightwing christian (small c emphasized) twits realize that GM, Chrysler, and many foreign automobile manufacturers advertise...and have advertised for years...in GLBT publications???!!!
I tire of these Pharaisaic zealots who probably don't know how to drive that well anyway...maybe we should relegate them to "real" horsepower! Pity the beasts of burden. Sad...sad!
George M Melby

I love my new 2006 Ford Escape!!!

Webb Jordan

July 13, 2006 12:13 AM

Bill Ford,
I have been a Ford man for over fifty years with my last two cars being Towncars. I want buy any more.
It is one thing for a person to live his/her life in private way but to have a company like Ford to stick it in my face - I don't like that.
I will try in my small way to do what I can to promote a way of life that I want for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for America's sake. That just 1 plus 38

James Garritson

July 13, 2006 12:24 PM

As of right now, I need a new car. Last year, I was thinking of buying a Ford Focus, but right now, after discovering that Ford wants to promote homosexuality, I will not buy a Ford. I will probably support a Japanese car company like Toyota. I have already called my local Ford dealership to tell them of my disappointment in the leadership of the Ford Company. The dealership said they didn't have a voice in these issues, but would see what they could do. I wish American automakers would focus on making good cars again and stay out of the cultural war that is occurring in our Great American Republic.

EMMETT TANKERSLEY

August 10, 2006 9:40 AM

In response to "Could someone please explain to me why the AFA thinks it should be able to dictate everything in this country?" posted by Cyrstal: I am the AFA, along with millions of other concerned parents. You are correct, America is democracy - but America was founded on Christian values. I am proud to support the AFA!

Boycott Ford

August 10, 2006 4:51 PM

I've always highly respected Ford for excellent vehicles, but as a Christian, I cannot spend my hard earned dollars supporting a company that I feel totally clashes with my values. As a religious director of a large organization in Missouri, I am also encouraging thousands to boycott Ford as well... and will never purchase from Ford again unless action is taken. Forget Ford... what about Toyota?

Gene Rager

August 10, 2006 6:59 PM

It should be understood that both me and my wife, as well as my entire family are not going to support the FORD MOTOR COMPANY either by buying their products or participating in ANYTHING sponsored by FORD MOTOR COMPANY including any products advertised on the NASCAR circuit as long as there is a FORD car participating. The leaders of the homosexual community are to be compared to the likes of JESSE JACKSON whom hold the work place of AMERICAN CITIZENS hostage in order to get there way. SHAME ON THE LEADERS OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ONGOING RAGES OF HIV AND AIDS BY SUPPORTING THOSE WHOM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPAIT IN THE ACTIVITY THAT PROLIFERATES THOSE DREADED AND DEADLY DISEASES. HOMOSEXUALS PARTICIPATE IN THE NASTIEST LIFESTYLE ON THIS PLANET. IF YOU THINK EVEN FOR A MOMENT THAT KISSING UP TO THE HOMOSEXUALS IS GOING TO SAVE FORD MOTOR COMPANY FROM TOTAL FINANCIAL CALAPSE, A DIRECTION THAT YOU ARE ALREADY HEADED, YOU BETTER TAKE ANOTHER LOOK! The only reason that the big three car makers in the United States are in trouble is a direct result of poor labor negotiations with Walter Reuther, And, now you want to believe that negotiations with the HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY will help save you. Know what? I’ve got a bridge for you…! Nobody knows better than those whom participate in this nasty lifestyle that it is not a normal or acceptable behavior for the human race. Hence, their ongoing efforts to cover up their NASTY lifestyle by trashing two perfectly good names, Gay and Fairy in order that folks be able to discuss them without regurgitating (throwing up)! Any of the leaders of FORD MOTOR COMPANY ever heard of AFRICA? Millions of innocent folks are dying every day from the ravages of HIV and AIDS while the world funds billions of dollars (one big band aid) to discover a cure. This when the cure is so simple, STOP PARTICIPATING IN THE LIFESTYLE THAT CAUSES HIV AND AIDS!!! Gentleman, you have not seen the likes of a financial disaster if you do not wakeup and discover that American Families are choosing to purchase ANY OTHER AUTOMOBILE IN THE WORLD OVER THE FORD. You must remember, the United States is the leader of, THE NEW WORLD ORDER in which our/your automobile industry is failing miserably. In the words of Walter Reuther, “if you don't listen to our demands we will strike you and the other two of the big three shall get all the car business.” You folks have chosen to support one of the nastiest life styles on the planet (practiced only by the human race) over that of wholesome American Families. As this former FORD owner believes, in order to embrace homosexuality each one of you are no less homosexuals YOUSELVES! IT’S ALWAYS THE BOTTOM LINE $$$ and nothing else matters I can see the FUTURE FORD advertisements now with homosexuals participating in their NASTY lifestyle while driving a FORD. Isn't that a delightful vision...(what would Henry say?) NOW, if you and yours do not allow the homosexuals to participate in the aforementioned advertising practices, you shall be revisited by the leaders of the HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY TO INSURE THAT THEIR LIFESTYLE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ADVERTISING AS WELL! HELLOOO. Picture that in your tiny little minds!!! May God have mercy on your souls.

And God Bless a ‘homosexual’ free America.

Daniel Awad

August 11, 2006 9:27 AM

I have just stumbled accross Ford's promoting the homosexual agenda, I have always told my friends that no one will ever see me buying or even riding a Subaru for their ad campaign (a different kind of car for a different kind of people). Now my favorite brand has adopted the same deviated style's philosophy. I think it a matter of time until the Ford company would catch AIDS as well.

Ben

August 11, 2006 9:53 PM

I have been a life-long Ford driver and consumer. I have two Fords sitting in my driveway right now. I was a committed Ford driver because I grew up in a family where Fords were driven exclusively.

I have 5 children.

All of them are now being educated and trained to be committed drivers of other makes. Ford has not only lost my sales, but those of my children in the future.

How many sales do the children of gay parents provide?

Oh, yeah. They don't have children, do they?

Carol

August 11, 2006 10:51 PM

I know God is the truth and the life and His word truly is what we should follow after. No one is perfect except Jesus, but that doesn't mean we should all just throw right values away. I guess it just depends on how much we want to follow the ways of Jesus. I feel bad that this issue has gotten to this point. But we do need to take a stand for what we believe. Do we choose Jesus' way or Ford's way? It's your choice!!!

bill adams

August 13, 2006 12:42 AM

Back in the 80's, they first offered the 100,000 mile warranty. That committment sold me. All of my vehicles since then have been FORD's. I am no longer purchasing any FORD. I find it a serious lack of judgement that a corporation would risk offending so many for such a small market. What a ridiculous business decision!

Raymond

August 13, 2006 2:51 AM

I am sick to death of Homos & Lesbos trying to shove their perverted lifestyle down our throats.
They do have a hidden agenda and that is to convert our children into perverts just like them.
I will never buy another Ford. The last Ford auto I bought (Lincoln) was a piece of junk.

I think Bill Ford must be gay himself, otherwise
why would he push their agenda as hard as he does. Maybe there are enough gays to keep Ford afloat but I doubt it.
Keep up the great work Bill. It will be fun watching your company go broke.

It's Ok to bash christians but by damn you better not bash guys.

Just ask Ford. F.O.R.D(Fix Or Repair Daily)

BettyJo

August 15, 2006 3:02 PM

I am disappointed that Ford would bow down to the almighty dollar and what they see right as promoting wrongful activities. Those who support homosexuals will be judged by God, not man...we live in a society that has turned it's back on the Bible and go with what society says is ok to do. Fear God, not man...confess, repent, and change your ways in order to be saved before the Savior returns to pass judgement on all mankind. As a reborn Christian I will never buy a Volvo again and my husband or father will never buy a ford pickup again. It's a sad world we live in today when corruption takes over...but then again maybe it'll bring on the end of the world sooner:-) Hopefully those of you who are not living by the word of God will be saved by then and ready to see God face to face..God Bless!

kiley

August 15, 2006 5:12 PM

Do people who are boycotting Ford over this drag a comb through every company they buy products from and check off their behavior with bible teachings?
What seems cheap to me here is that the AFA has singled Ford out for this one small thing. Ford's sin was in making itself such an easy target. I'd like to know how much work and resources of the AFA's are devoted to finding out if the behavior of Toyota, GM, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, etc. down to the media buys, employee benefits, financial transactions, etc. can be interpreted to be afoul of bible lessons, commandments, etc.

It strikes me that this was all just too easy.

Kim

September 26, 2006 12:01 AM

Wow reading some of these peepz on here stating they are christians and tolarating Ford's choice of advertiseing you are not filled with the Holy Spirit im sorry you think you are cuz anyone in thier right mind knows that being Gay is wrong and we have choices and that is one of them dont let the devil lie to you saying you were born with this !I rebuke satan in the name of JESUS!!!!

F Berus

September 26, 2006 8:41 AM

Congrads to Bill Ford and his stance on the gays.
You managed to destroy a good company and a good stock. I hope you are proud.
I know henry would spin in his grave if he knew what you did to his fine company.
No More Fords for me or my Family

Aaron

October 2, 2006 2:48 AM

The AFA doesn't want a theocracy. You should think before you say rash things because it's quite un-American to say that a organization can't boycott any organization they want for whatever reason. You don't support that AFA so why should we support Ford? Isn't that a good question! See you get so mad when we make a stand. Sooo What if we do. All this name calling. It's funny we haven't called any one names, but we've been called alot of them in these posts. Hmmm?

Larry

October 3, 2006 10:09 AM

I resent the dodge comment leave us out of it!!! 1994 Dodge Truck Cummins 492,000 original miles pulling strong as ever!! Where did you say the Power Stroke was?

a new dodge customer

October 7, 2006 2:23 PM

Im, 49 years old and have been a FORD man all my life, along with my dad. Im, opposed to the queers that are in our society today and the problems they bring, not only moraly but spiritualy. You only have to read your bible to find out what God thinks about it. So if this is the way Ford wants to go, I have bought my last ford product.

Richard

October 8, 2006 3:02 PM

I would rather stand before Jesus in that last day and NOT have supported homosexuals than to stand before him and say I did..

JACK C.

October 19, 2006 8:03 AM

I have been Ford man for many years. As of this decision by Ford I will no longer buy Fords and I will work to see that all my friends and family do not patronize the ford Line of vehicles.

JimKelly

October 19, 2006 8:31 AM

God did not make Adam and Steve... Puny faggots will war to pervert Gods order with there stink of death. It doesn't matter to me if you believe there's a God or not. I don't care what you have done or could do. I care what God has done. God is Life which I hold. Fags can worship Ford and when they die let Ford preach there funeral and bury them in the car casket. This lifestyle is a disgrace to God and to me therefore I do not support Ford as Lord.

Joe (Cowboy 6)

October 19, 2006 8:44 AM

I wonder how many $44,000 vehicles the homo clan purchased this week? I have been a Ford truck owner all of my vehicle owning years (34). This week, I just bought my first Dodge for the amount listed above. I would say "Sorry Ford...", but I am not............

Jimkelly

October 19, 2006 8:55 AM

All who will not honor God honors death and perversion. Theres no middle ground like Ford is Lord that will save you. Ford suports death and those who honor Ford honors DEATH. Take your money and support Ford. What shall it provit a man if he gained all the money in this world and lost his own soul. Money will burn away the same as Ford. Will Ford save you from eternal doom?

george faull

October 19, 2006 9:56 AM

I find it interesting how many pro ford defenders use only their first name and are not identifiable but the protestors sign their names for the most part. It is very telling. Anybody can write and sign their first name and say they are going to buy but those in protest for the most part have the guts of their convictions to put their name. THe book naive sucker that says it is not going to hurt his family is totally ignorant of history.

Janice Poss

October 19, 2006 5:26 PM

I support Ford Motor Co. for being all-inclusive in their openess and willingness to advertise in gay publications!! Very courageous, I may consider buying a Ford now!! Who doesn't have at least one member of one's immediate or extended family who is gay!! This IS THE CHRISTIAN attitude, Christ always accepted everyone into his flock, he did not discrimminate against anyone -- the way AFA tries to do!! Keep on, keepin's on Ford Motors!!

Mike Brinson

October 19, 2006 5:28 PM

I'm grateful that organizations like the AFA exist to fight against the tide of evil that is sweeping over this nation.
How naive to think that your choices to break the commandments of God only affect yourself. What about the poor innocent children who have no choice who are adopted into these "families" and who then are forced to grow up in an environment that is in opposition to everything good and wholesome.
Can law be separated from belief and religion? What is law founded on if not the belief of the majority (or minority in the case of liberal judges) of what is right and what is wrong? To think that there is such a thing as a person being unbiased is ridiculous and unintelligent. Everyone is biased by what they believe. There is no avoiding that. Of course, there is what a person believes and then is absolute truth. How do we know the absolute truth? God reveals his words to His prophets. It does not matter if we choose to believe in something that is false. All the people in the world beleiving something that is false will not make it become true.
I can believe that a spoon is actually a fork, but the truth of the matter is that the spoon remains a spoon no matter what I believe. I'm not talking about semantics. I'm talking about the true nature of any object, idea, ideology, or what have you. Truth remains true regardless of what the masses may be dupped into believing.
The truth is that homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord. That doesn't mean that we hate those who choose to be homosexual (and it is a choice, just like choosing to drink, smoke, or anything else.. even though some may have a stronger tendancy to it and it is more difficult to abstain, you always have your choice -- ever read Viktor Frankl's "Man's search for meaning" ?) but we do condemn the act and we do fight for what is right. I think the most tragic part of a person's choice to be gay and be in that relationship is if they ever adopt children. The fact that it is even allowed in any state is APPALLING!
I will never purchase a Ford and I will do my best to make sure all members of my family do the same.
Wal-Mart is just as bad as they are throwing their money behind many pro gay and lesbian efforts. It is not convenient to stop shopping at wal-mart, but then standing up for the truth never was.

Jason Underwood

October 19, 2006 7:38 PM

Romans chapter 1 (as well as other parts of the Bible) is really clear about where God stands on homosexuality. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorah for their wicked homosexualality. I will not support a company that supports such filth. I am done with Ford. I applaud the AFA.

Vikki S.

October 20, 2006 10:20 PM

I am a Christian. I do not discriminate or judge anyone according to their sex, race, religion or sexual orientation. For the record, I have friends who are gay and others who are atheist. According to Scripture, it is not my place to judge but to love everyone. However, I do not have to embrace the choices they make that go against my beliefs. Neither group would support Ford if they knew that Ford was funding organizations that wanted to ban same-sex marriages such as AFA (whom I am a member of)or advertised in Christian magazines who believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life. Personally, I believe it is Ford's choice to advertise in any publication that it wants to target particular markets but I take issue with the fact that Ford goes far beyond that to promote an agenda that does affect my rights as a Christian. I believe gay couples should have the right to be united formally if they so choose but should have no right to change the definition of marriage that is biblically based. I also disagree that members of AFA are bigoted, hypocrital, religious zealots who want to erradicate any group who does not believe what we believe. Christians have had so many rights taken away because groups who opposed our beliefs and said we offended them have been light years ahead of us in terms of organization. Gays and lesbians have literally hundreds of mainstream rights groups orchestrating every step that needs to be taken, not to mention the support of almost every media outlet known to man. Christians do not have that luxury and have waited entirely too long to organize. The AFA is a godsend to those of us who want our rights to remain in tact and our votes counted just like gays, atheists, minority groups, etc. I would not have any issue with Ford if it had remained neutral just like it has with Christian organizations, pro-choicers, pro-lifers,etc., etc. From this point forward I would expect Ford to financially support all of these groups and advertise in all of their publications so they would not be considered discriminating, feminist hating, God-despising hypocrites. If Ford truly wants to be "diverse", they're going to have to take a stand for more than just one group who is discriminated against if that is their true intention as they state it is.

Doug

October 23, 2006 11:48 AM

Ford has burned a lot of customers by holding on to this. AFA may have backed down but most of us remember and will no longer buy Fords. I am not surprised the company is lagging in sales. As a business they should have been thinking of their customer base. They are not a non-profit helping their pet cause.

Glenn B.

October 28, 2006 7:09 PM

The only vehicles I've ever purchased are Fords and to be honest I've been quite happy with their product. My previous affinity for Ford was passed on from my dad. Obviously, the type of car you purchase as an adult can be greatly influenced by the car you rode in as a kid. Therefore, I must say this is a bizarre business strategy to focus on growing your business into a segment of the population that has relationships that by definition are sterile. This move only seems to prove how desperate Ford is right now. They are willing to sacrifice long-term growth potential to gamble that this stunt will show how cool and hip they are and will lead to a boost in their sales now. There may me some heterosexuals who are now willing to change their car purchase to Ford because they feel so strongly that homosexual relationships are equal to heterosexual relationships. But, relatively speaking, this is a very low number compared to the number of social conservatives that will now think twice about ever buying Ford again. And the plan facts are that social conservatives bear on average far more children than social progressive heterosexuals. The end game for Ford on this is similar to western civilization’s 40-some-odd-year experiment with abortion. One day some very ugly chickens are going to come home to roost. To clarify my last point, obviously what Ford is doing is not morally comparable with supporting abortion; however these issues are linked in that social conservatives oppose both marriage and abortion because they believe that in heterosexual marriage and conception that there is something deeply profound occurring. In comparison progressives and it would appear Ford do not.

richard

November 12, 2006 1:32 PM

ford hurt a lot people and walmart coming down to

Tony D.

November 14, 2006 4:12 PM

Everybody here that supports homosexuals needs to read Romans 1 in the bible. It is unnatural for a man to have sex with another man. I hope homosexuals realize that they were not born that way, but it si because of the sin they are so deep in. Anybody that wants to support that I want no part of. Gays are not alright in God's sight. God does love everyonoe, but that does not mean he loves everything we do! The Bible says that homosexuality is an abomination before the Lord. You ignorant liberals need to open up your eyes and get on your knees and ask for forgiveness, because if God destroyed a city back in the old testament (THe book of Genesis) for homosexuality, what do you think he would do to America?

God is a just God, and HE only wants what's best for us, but if we continue to live like pagans, we are in deep trouble.

AMERICA GET ON YOUR KNEES NOW!
THE SECOND COMING IS APPROACHING!!

LD

November 21, 2006 12:14 AM

Ford has the right to advertise anyway they want to
and anywhere they want to. They can hire Michael Jackson or OJ for their pitchman if they want thats their business. And I have the right not to buy their products anymore thats my business. So it boils down to where will Ford be in five or ten years... Thats their business.

D. E. Lewis

November 22, 2006 7:45 AM

As a lifetime Ford man with over 53 Ford cars purchased in the last 40 years for business and personal, I will no longer buy Ford. It is a lie to make this just a business issue. It is a moral issue and it is disgusting that Ford chooses to ignore fundamental issues that will affect our children and the future of our families and stability of our nation. Heterosexaul partners is what marriage is about and the normal foundation for the family unit. Homosexual is abnormal.

Jerry McConnell

November 25, 2006 11:46 AM

Not only is Ford offending a huge majority of American citizens with its sucking up to homosexuals but it appears that they are also aiding an abetting terrorists through their efforts in three terrorist supporting countries, Iran, Syria and Sudan.

Anyone who buys a Ford product is a traitor to the ideals of America.

Justin

November 25, 2006 2:26 PM

Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." What is Ford thinking ? Do they not see that by doing this they are becoming equal to their homosexual clients . Do they not realize what they are doing to their spiritual life if they have one . Ford needs to change this decision or they could possibly be burning with their special clients. Fords will never be bought by my family ever again and I will do all I can to spread the word of their evil doing .

scott

November 26, 2006 7:41 PM

It is simple economics
If Ford Does not change its position
Ford will no longer exist after aprox 5 to 6 years

Nancy Cooper

November 28, 2006 2:52 PM

I have always loved Ford trucks and am in the market now for a new truck. I love the Lincoln Mark. But Ford has turned into demented God-hating morally corrupt humanists in supporting a movement that only hurts children and the values that our great country was founded on - I will go elsewhere with my business and tell others to do likewise.

Greg

November 28, 2006 6:37 PM

It was purely political pressure that caused a formerly great American company like Ford to cave in to homosexual activists and begin advertising in the first place, now they are making an even BIGGER mistake. My last new car was a Ford...it never will happen again. Bill Ford, you are not a couragious icon, your just another dope who got his behind whipped by those who are really good at making bad arguments.

Betty

November 28, 2006 6:54 PM

Have only ever owned one Ford product in my life.....now I know why. The comment about getting off your knees and dealing with reality will one day be remembered....when people will be wishing they had been kneeling on their knees more often praising anyone who had the nerve to stand up for Christian Beliefs and Morals for their Lord.

Betty

November 28, 2006 6:58 PM

Have only ever owned one Ford product in my life.....now I know why. The comment about getting off your knees and dealing with reality will one day be remembered....when people will be wishing they had been kneeling on their knees more often praising anyone who had the nerve to stand up for Christian Beliefs and Morals for their Lord.

Rob Gentner

November 28, 2006 11:49 PM

Ford said theyheld the first automotive conference in order to bring diversity to the car industry. "Diversity" is a code word for homosexuality. By Homosexuals defining themselves as a minority such as African-Americans, they seek to bolster their claims of needing special treatment.I am not a religious NUT, but will not buy a Ford product until they change their ways. No wonder they need to morgage their assets. God doesn't like sinners, nor their supporters.

Stephen & Joanie Peterson

November 29, 2006 12:07 AM

I think that this is so disgusting, what about what the Bible says about this disgusting display. Your Mom & Dad are probably really proud of you TODAY,HUh! You should Thank God that they weren't homsexual or you wouldn't be here now. Can you really sleep in good conscious at nite & lay your head on your pillow & not knowing whether this will be you last day on earth to stand up for God! Shame on you! I forgive you as they know not what they do says the Lord. Amen Reconsider your actions why does everything always have to be about MONEY!!

Shar

November 29, 2006 1:13 AM

I never liked Ford cars anyway...

Rose

November 29, 2006 1:19 AM

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, then live as if there isn't and die to find out there is...

Ewell Pritchett

November 29, 2006 4:18 AM

Just thought you might want to know, my family just purchased a new Pontiac Grand Prix because of your homosexual agenda. Keep on degrading American families and God's commandments! Time will tell whether there are more godly people or homosexuals to buy your products. See if you can survive on solely homosexual business. Close another plant and celebrate!

Pat Morris

November 29, 2006 7:47 AM

I'm a little torn over this issue. On one hand, I cannot ever see myself supporting any corp. that endorses an agenda that is so destructive to the basic fabric and ideals that this great nation was founded on. On the other hand, I am a auto tech. by trade, and at our shop we work on everything. I have long ago come to the conclusion that without Ford we would probably have to close our doors.

Scott Strople

November 29, 2006 7:53 AM

FORD has picked a battle it will not win. Bill Ford is out, sales of FORD's are in the toilet and the homosexual agenda is blaming the theocrats.

The gay agenda is organized and their GLAAD about it. But I for one will be working twice as hard to win the culture war for my children.

Of course if you don't have children, and don't tend to make them in your desired lifestyle, then perhaps the agenda will die out with this generation. God alone has the real agenda, and I for one choose Jesus.

EMMETT COOPER

November 29, 2006 8:11 AM

It is no wonder Ford's profits are down,
they make an inferior product to start and
their leadership is tainted from the word
go. They are a dying breed and their
beliefs are worse. I see Bankruptsy in
the future.

Jim

November 29, 2006 9:29 AM

I have owned Fords all my life but I will not own another one. It makes me wonder what are the Execs. at Ford are thinking when their stock is sucking wind and they are laying off people. Go ahead and take the stand you are taking and see what happens to your company.You are alienating alot of customers.

highly educated

November 29, 2006 10:45 AM

The homosexuals have an agenda just as large as the AFA. The only difference is the AFA'a agenda corresponds to our constitution and the founding of this country. Maybe the homosexuals should find a New Land to call their own, draft their own constitution, and create a new word for the meaning marriage, instead of trying to change our definition. Oh yeah...they can't form their own country, because they would all eventually die off without any reproduction capabilities...surival of the fittest...you reap what you sow!! Ford should remain neutral in this disgusting sexual battle.

Richard Lawrence

November 29, 2006 11:10 AM

I think that Ford has made a big mistake in not respecting the Judeo Christian values of this country. Why not just do advertising to the general public and point out its competitive advantages rather than aim at a group whose values are at odds with basic biblical values? While all people are worthy of dignity and civility, it is a gradual slide away from decent morals that made this country great that is a clear danger. I am sorry that Ford had taken the low road and hope that other leaders at Ford and stockholders can turn the tide before this once great company slips into oblivion.

Eyes Open

November 29, 2006 11:15 AM

Wall-Mart has seen the light. Target has seen its revenews drop every year since it got involved in the culture wars. Ford has already been in the red for some time. Why would ford catter to an audience that make a small percentage of the population while offending the VAST majority. I would really like to see their business model. Makes no economic sence. Ford stick with building autos and leave the culture wars. My dollar will be your downfall. It's all a matter of time. Be patient, it's comming.

P.S. FORD - Found on road dead
FORD - Fixes or repaired daily

Now another reason whay not to buy a ford. Yes, I will boycott ford and I will be purchasing the new Chevy 2007 2500 P/U within the next few months. I will return to post the receipt No.

JOHN JUSTICE

November 29, 2006 1:31 PM

I was going to buy a Ford but a friend told me what Ford and other brands underthem were doing. I was in the market for a new car but as soon as I heard I walked off the Ford dealer and went and bought a 4 Suzuki's and a 7 Jeep's for my corporation. Ford lost a lifelong follower. SUPORT BOYCOTTFORD.COM

Roy M

November 29, 2006 4:48 PM

I heard that there was a Big 4 - but Ford's support from the homosexual community only - will definitely take us back to the Big 3 - with the failure of the Ford Company to ever again make a profit - and is now out of business. And to think that I was a Ford man when I bought my first Ford many years ago. Go Big 3. Chrysler / GM / Toyota.

Topher Rife

November 29, 2006 5:02 PM

Let me just be honest. I love Fords and am one my third one now. I am a Conservative Christian, and I have absolutely NO problem with Ford advertising in homosexual magazines. What kind of car a person drives or who a certain auto maker targets in advertising really doesn't make a difference. If Ford want to direct some of its advertising toward the GBLT community, I see it as no difference than if they directed their advertising toward a Christian community. That really isn't my problem with Ford.

My problem is that they refuse to stay neutral on an issue that is so debated in our culture. When FOrd urged its employees to vote in the elections earlier this month, they directed them toward a guide that advised voters to vote against marriage propositions. By doing this, Ford was agreeing with what the website said and was supporting gay marriage.

Personally, I, as an individual, am against gay marriage, but I believe large companies should stay neutral on subject that have not yet been decided on a national level. If a national bill were passed to alllow homosexual marriage, I think that Ford and other major corporations should support the national law. The same way, if a bill were passed defining marriage as one man and one woman, corporate America should support that law. Ford, however, has chosen to pick a side on a controversial isssue before it is settled nationally. For this reason, I will probably not buy another Ford, and I believe that in the long run, Ford will lose more business than they anticipate because of their decision.


And finally, to all of my brothers and sister in Christ out there, stop being hateful and bigoted. There is nothing wrong with standing by your values and standing by the organizations that support those values. There is something VERY, VERY wrong with you hating people because they are different than you. Most of you would agree with me that homosexuality is a sin, but people living in that lifestyle are no more of a sinner than someone who lies to thier boss about why they are late for work or someone who cheats on their taxes. Matter of a fact, their sin is no worse than yours. Christ did not shed any less blood for them than He did for you. You should stive to show them as much love as you show your wife, your pastor, and even yourself. You have absolutely NO right to slander them and call them slurs. You are the reason that Christians are portrayed so poorly. You should strive to live a blameless life, free from malicious hatred.


A slave for Christ,
Topher

steve

November 30, 2006 12:30 AM

Folks,if you don't want to believe the truth that our Creator gave us about the homosexual lifestyle, then by all means study history. Every civilization that embraced it was soon distroyed. Our country will be no different.Examine the evidence.

Theo Hartrich

November 30, 2006 12:05 PM

I share your outrage Dave and hope the light that you someday see does not burn you.

Rich

November 30, 2006 5:24 PM

I don't think this has anything to do with the AFA liabling a corporation, or this being a religious issue...if it were I wouldn't back the boycott. It does have everything to do with gays ramming thier lifestyle down my throat. It also has to do with choice....MY choice not to purchase a vehicle from a company that supports what I believe is immoral.

I have been a life long ford owner...in fact I have purchased 10 ford vehicles...but no longer. If Ford wants to alienate it's clientele then they will suffer the consiquences.

This is an issue that has been defeated by the voters in EVERY state. Only a few states where Judges are legislating from the bench have allowed gays to marry.

If Ford thinks they have the capital to withstand this boycott...more power to them. But when less than 1 percent of the population is gay Ford better hope that they all by thier products!!

So...half of the Ford workforce is being laid off....HMMM makes you wonder if the boycott is working...

Good bye Ford...

Terry Spagnola

December 1, 2006 4:46 AM

I stand strong with the AFA! I just can't see why Ford or anyone else needs to contribute to gays for the right to get married. We were all brought into this world by 1 woman, 1 man, to me thats what it takes to form a family, so if they want to be gay, so it be, but to think that by them getting married and uniting is going to become an everyday way of life to society for my children and many others to see.............FORGET ABOUT IT! Enjoy the ride Ford, because there is many of people like myself who always bought Ford products, and now who never will again as long as you continue to contribute to the gays. I highly doubt the gays alone are going to keep the Co. in biz, till then, cya at the dealership after you stop the nonsense!

Mark

December 4, 2006 11:39 PM

If Ford would only realize the lost revenue from this type of advertisments, they would pull their ads. Wonder why stock is falling, just maybe there ain't enough gays out their to support you!!!!!!!

Great job AFA!!

Cory

December 5, 2006 5:19 PM

Dear Mr. Ford,

No wonder you aren't selling much... You will be best to pull away from the association. As of right now, I will still purchase your products, BUT, if it continues, I may disapprove... Your sales may go up, if you get gone away from this association... PLEASE MR. FORD, YOU ARE BETTER OFF and FORD'S FUTURE!!!

Thank you for your time,


Cory

Robert

December 7, 2006 12:27 PM

Since Ford has decided to promote the gay agenda there will not be any more Fords in my garage. I cannot support a company that supports the destruction of family and horrible death of so many of our youth. Those that excape the AIDS disease will never enjoy the life of family that so many of us take for granted.

Lets not promote something that serves only to destroy. Lets not confuse our youth by promoting something they really don't understand the consequences of.

This is so important that I will work tirelessly to boycott Ford and other companies that mislead our youth. My best friend is an alcoholic. Should we promote alcoholism? We all face difficult decisions. Lets promote what is best for our youth.

C.Maj.

December 8, 2006 10:00 PM

I used to like Ford, I really did. I would look at the new Mustang in my neighbor's driveway and think that was a great car. Now I am appalled by it. I am a Christian, and I fully support the AFA. I can only pray that Ford will listen to all us that stand up for what is proper. Have a Merry Christmas. And don't forget. Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Victory

December 9, 2006 11:56 AM

No to Gay, FMC, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Aston Martin. I'll never, in zillion years from now buy any of them.

Fred Wachs

December 13, 2006 4:59 PM

I think the best thing to do is simply be responsible. Is it responsible to promote a lifestyle that is killing millions of our youth?
Even those that survive are deprived of a normal family life. I think Fords actions are extremely irresponsible. However it is their right.
I am in the process of selling my Ford Escape and I will never buy another Ford. It is my right.

Fred Wachs

December 13, 2006 5:06 PM

I, like many responsible people, have quit buying Fords. I call that a victory for the AFA.
I simply think it is irresponsible for Ford to support a lifestyle that is killing millions of our youth. I don't care what gays do, I just feel that promoting this lifestyle is a huge injustice to the unknowing youngsters that are unfortunate enough get involved. It is no life to live.

Bobby Jones

December 27, 2006 9:15 PM

Ford Sales Drop 11.6%. Homosexual Groups More Important Than Support For Employees, Dealers. Time for a Japanese takeover. LOL

Pieter

December 28, 2006 2:29 PM

I am so surprised that this land, the USA, which stands today as the only Super Power of the world, which sends space shuttles into space to take people to an orbiting International Space Station, which militarily adjust situations around the globe such as Germany, Kuwait, Albania and Iraq, at the same time produce persons who have no ability to reason intelligently. USA, I am embarrassed about you on your behalf.

Ford should simply have seen that getting into this, or any other contraversial debate, is a huge business mistake. We all make mistakes, which means, if they acknowledged their mistake and pulled completely out of public debates of contraversial issues, all would have been forgiven and forgotten. Instead, they reversed their partial correction. Now THAT is the colors of a John Kerry or such, not a true All American company as by far the majority of red-blooded Americans would like to see it.

I basically do not buy Ford because I think their products are of inferior quality. However, I am seriously considering buying a nice American half ton or HD truck, and my choices to consider obviously would have included Ford. Unfortunately, I am also a male who believes a male should be male and obviously so, and a girl should be a girl and obviously so. I like it when I see strong masculane trucks going down the road and I dream to drive one as a man. At the same time it is equily cool to see a real feminine women pulling her horse-trailer with two horses into the show grounds driving a nice big truck as tow vehicle. This means that a Ford Truck fits females and males equilly, and it does not need any advertising as such in either case. Unfortunately Ford decided to destroy the image of their vehicles by promoting gay life styles and advertising through campaigns targeting gays and lesbians. Actually, the gays and lesbians should feel offended by Ford for singeling them out as "different people". If I was a member of the gays or lesbians groups, I would be so pissed off with Ford for looking at me differenlty by specifically advertising targeting my type, that I would not only stop buying Fords, but I would sell every Ford product I may own. But hey, being gay or lesbian never made anybody a genius, right?

So, first world, super-power United States, wake up and understand that all who are critisising the AFA simply did not read beyond the head-lines. The AFA does not want Ford to support anybody such as Judeo-Christians or anybody, they simply want Ford to stop supporting a specific group and stop taking sides in any and all contraversial debates. How difficult is it for a CEO of an American company to understand that? If Bill can't understand that simple point, who knows what other business principles he does not get or understand? Perhaps the decline in Ford sales has nothing to do with the AFA campaign, who knows? However, since the AFA is not the issue, but the quality of Ford products and business management is, maybe the decline in the company's sales, in view of Bill's ability to "get it", makes the numbers way clearer and easy to understand than most of the AFA critics understand.

Anyhow, when Ford starts producing something worth buying, I will consider it, and with it the image of the product, meaning if it gained the image as a gay product, forget it, I am not buying, otherwise perhaps. In the mean time, there are products which are great, such as Dodge, Chevy, GMC etc. Its not only Ford who can make tanks and military hardware in times of need, you know. Although, it would have been fantastic if Ford sales did not drop like a terd from a horse, making 10's of thousands of layoffs necessary and ultimately breaking its ability to manufacture military hardware in the future when the country will depend on them. (hehehe, maybe Ford should use a light powder blue tank with a pink ribbon on the turret, a part of its advertising campaign to military veterans)

In all sincerity, my hope is that ALL business will stay out of contraversial debates. THAT would be the smart thing to do, even for Microsoft who may think they are untouchable. Wal-Mart, you are smart!! Not all American or even necessarily good for America as a whole ("Made in China" products and all that), but business wise to have seen the point the AFA made. Well done, that showed the public you are able to read. It seems to be a diminishing skill among busness CEOs in the USA, and so seeing you still have that ability was encouraging to the public. I believe your December sales reflects the public's notice of that fact.

To a thinking and bright future - cheers

Tommy

December 30, 2006 12:48 PM

Thank goodness for the AFA. Keep looking out for good Christian values, some Americans seem to have lost theirs'. I have bought several Fords in years past, but no more. Ford is entitled to cater to any left wing gay oriented organization they want. However, they will not do it with my dollar. When I see some of the comments on here it makes me wonder what has happened to this country. This country was formed on Christian values. What has happened to us since?

Bruce

January 5, 2007 10:51 PM

I'm not a religous fanatic however i do have morals and just as crazy as it makes me too hear cars rumbling with the thumping sound of vulger foul mouth rappers I also hate to expose my family to the gay lifestyle in public.I know I cant change these things myself but i will not knowingly support any group or company trying to promote or benifit from these groups!!! Great Job for you information AFA!!! NO FORDS for me!!!

C.S.Eltringham

January 6, 2007 10:02 AM

My family will never buy another ford or even buy a used car from a ford dealership.

ken

January 6, 2007 11:31 AM

Ford's decision should sell a lot of cars in San Francisco and be great for the city tow companies as the 'proud' new owners search for a place to park them.

Ken

January 6, 2007 11:35 AM

I see by the way you edit the posting that you try to make anyone that doesn't agree with you, either an idiot or a religious fanatic that doesn't know how to spell.
Well, "we're not", and I want you to know that there a lot of people out here that disagree with the social and politico stand that your Company has taken, and for myself and my friends and family members we will take that into consideration when we purchase out next vehicles.
My question is: Why don't you just sell cars and not get involved in things that are going to adversely effect your company?
The holders of Ford stock can't possibly be happy with your handling of this matter.

Concerned Minister

January 6, 2007 12:31 PM

I to in the past have bought Ford vehicles, but since the out coming of what Ford is supporting I will know longer buy this vehicle. I am a Christian and I love God and if anyone else that says they are a Christian and knows their Bible should know what happened to those who practiced this type of life style and supported it. I will not stand before God and have to answer for supporting the homosexual life style through Ford or any other company that decides to promote this life style. I do love "everyone" and I want peace for all people of all races and just because Christians believe in their Faith doesn't make us a comparison to the "KKK". Read Genesis Chapter 19 and it will tell you how God feels about this life style and what action He took, we are just Boycotting?? I pray for Mr. Bill Ford that he will soon know that with the stoppage of his supporting of these groups not AFA but God will honor his moral decision and the prosperity of Ford Motor Company will be brought back to what it once was.

Julius Jagersma

January 6, 2007 2:59 PM

I'm a Canadian. I am also a friend of America. For those who think that promoting and funding the gay lifestyle is cool, progressive, and tolerant, just look at Canada where we have just legalized gay marriage. Now activist judges have gone a step further and legalized a 3 parent family. It will not stop here. A can of worms has been opened and now any man or woman who is against the Judeo-Christian heritage of our country can fight for a radically different family arrangement. Those in favour of the gay lifestle will fight for adoption rights, lowering the age of legal consent etc. Then they will fight for the rights of 4 or more parents to be the legal guardian of some poor child. The sky is the limit. Poligamy was viewed as detrimental to children and women only a few years ago. But today, liberals in Canada want to legal this as well. And why not? If gays can marry, any social arrangement becomes fair game. A few years ago, social conservatives warned that legalizing same sex marriage would open the way to every social experiment one could imagine. This warning was called outragous and unrealistic. But its now happening. And along with this, comes the name calling to shut down the debate. If someone in Canada disagrees with the gay lifestye, or same sex marriage, he/she is called intolerant and unpatriotic. The gay rights movement has successfully shut down debate with the creation of human rights tribunals where those who speak out against the gay rights movement can be fined, loose their jobs etc. If you don't think this can happen in your country, just look to Canada. Gay Americans are going to Canada to get married. Then they are returning to their home country and using their new found marital status as grounds for legal recognition in America. In other words, the gay rights movement is using Canada as a spring board to accomplish their agenda in the U.S. This is their ultimate prize. They want America to go gay! Don't let it happen. Everyone will suffer, but children will suffer the most. No where do we hear about the rights of children in this debate. The right to have one biological father and one biological mother. Freedom of speech is no longer a right unless you agree with the gay rights movement. This posting will not change the mind of pro-gay activists. But if you are not sure or don't care about the cultural changes the gay rights movement will have on your society, just look North.

Study the history of great nations that fell. Often it was due to the moral decay of their society, not the enemy at the gates.

A concerned neighbour,

Buddy

January 8, 2007 10:43 PM

This is sad. The word of God says that in the last days men would call good evil and evil good. Supporters of the homosexual agenda are calling evil good or acceptable. Please pray for our country, we need it.

mrs. O

January 23, 2007 11:19 PM

Sounds to me like they are sponsoring some pretty X rated stuff and, no matter what the sex of the people involved, I choose to do business with companies that have a little more class. No one is asking Ford to come out against homosexuality but they cannot make their employees and customers accept it as natural either. Each person has to decide their feelings on controversial issues based on their own value system.

Jake Johnson

January 24, 2007 11:34 AM

Dear Ford,
Just because it is politically correct does not mean it is the right thing to do. The old story is true, "You lay down with dogs and you get fleas". This time you have gone too far, taken too radical a position and permanently alienated a large percentage of the buying population which may never come back even if you were to rethink your position. This time you have, "Bought a dead dog and kept the fleas". You made a calculated decision and it means you will NEVER get my business again.

Michael Carpenter

January 24, 2007 12:25 PM

I have a Ford F-250 that is now for sale.Just bought a chevy vette (alot more car than the mustang)and I strongly believe that we need to take a strong stand as Americans and not let the gay community keep taking and pushing their homosexuality on everyone.I for one will not puchase a ford and I will actively tell everyone in my family and bussiness circle that Ford went down on there knees to make a couple of sales that they could have spent money on family adds like Henry Ford did when he started his company.Please dont take this lightly and make sure and let everyone you know that when you are on your knees your praying for their lost souls and when ford exuctives are on their knees what are they thinking?

TOM BANKS

January 24, 2007 12:36 PM

I am a gay man but I am a realist and know that my lifestyle is a sin and an abomination to God. I will continue not to support FORD. I don't need FORD to further this homosexual 'cause'. It is immoral and I battle with my lifestyle daily.

krystal

January 24, 2007 1:25 PM

By not supporting Ford- I'm not supporting America? And that makes me Anti-American? Thats a rash judgement in itself don't you think? Because someone is against a certain company or brand of car. Shame on you for being so stupid.

frank Dudics

January 24, 2007 1:58 PM

I regret that you have decided to take a "rub it in your face" attitude toward those who feel homosexuality is immoral and unhealthy. Accordingly, I will not be purchasing any Ford built automobiles until Ford stops supporting the homosexual lifestyle.

Further I'm sadden that you would use the Ford company to push your life style choice
on my children. What you choose as a life style is your choice, but please don’t push
it on my family on national TV.
As far as the show is concerned I don’t care if it is 2 men or a man & women it is far to Graphic to show on TV!
Since when is it accepted to have porn on prime time...
Think of what you are doing to our nations children and stop being selfish with your own agenda, if you want to be GAY that is your choice. I'm not fighting for you to accept my view that it is wrong But I will pray for you!
May God Bless You,
Frank Dudics

krystal

January 24, 2007 1:59 PM

Ford DID NOT make the right decision in reversing their advertising ban. You say discrimination against gays and lesbians is morally wrong? It is MORALLY WRONG to be a gay. It isn't natural (you can't have a child, AIDS is rampant among gays, and it goes against God and his word. Hence why so many people are against it. Oh, I'm sorry, so you say discriminating is wrong...Is it acctually wrong if you are discriminating in something that is wrong itself? Don't get me wrong, I don't hate gays, I hate what they do. Its unfair to call christians homophobes. If anything we just don't want to see it.

Cheryl Peck

January 24, 2007 9:47 PM

As a Christian, I apologize for the vicious name calling barrage in the prior comment. I am supporting the boycott; I am against homo-sexuality, but this kind of hateful speech on on the part of a professing follower of Christ
is embarrassing.

You might be surprised to hear that I am an extremely conservative Christian, who has a casual friend who is gay. She knows how I feel about homosexuality, but she also knows I love her to death and do not consider her beneath me. Granted, there is some awkwardness in our friendship at times, but we manage to remain gracious and warm and friendly to one another in spite of the huge issues that separate us.

The Christians I know are not "fascists", though we do have convictions and exercise the right to fight for them. We, too, in many cases are being unjustly portrayed as monsters. That happens easily when we all stay in our safe zones and refuse to move past the sins we see in others (regardless of which side we represent!!!!) to find a human being. Passions run high when beliefs run deep. There is a difference between conviction and hatred, but sometimes, they end
up looking very much the same.

Either way, please understand this: when a company chooses to financially and openly support a cause I oppose, I have the right to advise them that I will not support that company - thereby supporting that cause.

Finally, I believe gossip is wrong,too, for the same reasons I oppose homosexuality. I believe the Bible, even when the sin it points to is one of my own pets that is not so easily overcome. It is easy to try to justify what I want to do; but it is not likely that I should expect the world to agree that decimating someone's character is ok.

I'm rambling...this issue is way too big to cover in a comment, but allow me ene final observation: Doesn't the pedophiliac feel that their attraction to children is something that they have no choice over? Is that where we go next? I suspect we are already on our way.

Mark

January 25, 2007 5:34 PM


Look at Ford's profits this year.

Joe Granola

January 26, 2007 12:44 AM

Thank GOD I have the FREEDOM to say, "NO MORE Purchases" to Ford. I can think with my own mind and decide what I want and no liberal can take that God given right away from me.

My company will no longer purchase Ford vans for our service fleet. As President of my company, with brains to choose and think, my choice is based on godly morals, not emotional socialism from the left.

Steven M. Jarvis

January 26, 2007 2:38 AM

Homosexuality & lesbianism is a disgusting perversion of what God, yes God, has designed for this earth !! You foolish people may
do your best to scrub your consciences of God & right conduct, but life comes to an end quickly. For those who practice twisted and unnatural sex,
life is even shorter ! Check the mortality rates of those living in gay lifestyles and you will find jaw dropping numbers. Epidemic diseases and and scores of depressed & confused individuals, are what mark this culture.

Ever wonder why humans can't see God, well the answer is found in Exodus 33 verses 12-23. God cannot just do a little tap dance across the earth and proclaim, "here I am" !! He cannot be seen, you probably would be instantly vaporized !

Remember, this is the God that created the known
universe(13-15 billion+ light years across). This isn't Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny I am talking about. The human race is getting quite cavalier, very irreverent and irresponsible about moral conduct and who God is.

God is very real ! He will hold nations, large corporations, small organizations and individuals accountable for their treatment of His ways and sovereign design for mankind.

God owns this planet and everything contained in it, including the shirt on Bill Ford's back ! He owns Every Ford car on the planet as well as the entire Ford Motor Corporation. The Ford family has been given enormous privilage to have started the company and enjoyed the wealth thereof. But God Himself will decide what He will do with a company that foolishly champions the cause of a very dangerous(healthwise) and socially destuctive sub-culture. Crack your Bibles and see for yourselves what God thinks about morals and right conduct. We will all know in just a short time the who, what, where, when &
why of all things. Let's get it right people.

philip

January 26, 2007 7:49 PM

WOW. If you really believe the Bible has something to say about homosexuality (and it does, read Romans, chapter one. . New testatment) then you MUST BE a fascist or homophobe or nut or hate monger or . . . Well go ahead and call me a name. But I know that God's word is very clear about the Gay issue. I will never buy a Ford until this company changes its ways. Down with Ford.

Jeff

January 27, 2007 10:45 AM

NewsMax 2007. All rights reserved

Ford Reports Record $12.7 Billion Loss in 2006

DEARBORN, Mich. –- Ford Motor Co. reported the largest annual loss in the company's 103-year history today. Slow sales, plant closing and huge restructuring costs pushed the automaker to a fourth quarter loss of $5.8 billion, or $3.05 per share, and a full-year net loss of $12.7 billion, or $6.79 per share.

Is the Boycott having an affect?

Jason

January 28, 2007 7:53 PM

I also will not buy a ford product again. The people I have told and influenced by spreading the word about fords refusal to remain neutral is pleasantly suprising! I'm a business owner and know plenty of others in the construction business, too, which I have and will continue to inform. I know I've contributed to a decline in local ford sales! :)

Nice to see their numbers down again. Amazing what pride will do to people. (no pun intended)

Concerned Canadian

January 29, 2007 8:15 PM

Wow! Gays and thier supporters really like to show thier true colors as displayed here. How sad the hatred is for those who disagree with thier agenda. I applaud all those who dhose to show respect and constraint.

Ford, like Walmart is appealling to a very small group of people (thier volume and tatics makes them appear much bigger than they are) at the risk of losing business to a significant one. A very poor business decision. They opted not to stay neutral on a contraversial issue and it will cost them. Rightly so. The AFA is only asking for neutrality.

The gay agenda will not stop until the family is destroyed. They are well on thier way in Canada thanks to pathetic politicians in the recent past. Essentially what they are really trying to do is to "own our right to thier approval". Along with that right will go our freedom to stand up for what we believe in.

It is encouraging to see more and more people and companies take a stand. Moral people tend to be less vocal but groups like the AFA are giving them a voice and there are many more like them.


I will not buy a Ford again as long as they decide to choose sides.

Concerned and committed.

slickwilly

February 2, 2007 9:26 AM

Oh yes, this has worked out for Ford.

Let's see, sales down 8 of 10 months since the boycott started again (19% in Jan 07 alone) and a 12 BILLION dollar loss.

Guess the Gay Agenda folks don't buy many cars, and don't buy many Fords when they do.

But the average American does buy often, and they are not buying Fords either. Wonder why?

Could it be that instead of remaining neutral, like WalMart, Ford has alienated their core customer group by supporting a side in the culture war? A stupid move, in a capitalist market, and one that did not even sway a new consumer group. The Gay agenda folks STILL despise you, just because you are an American company and not a trendy European brand.

Keep it up, Ford. You are well on your way into the trash bin of history. Your stocks were $122 a share, and are $8 now and dropping.

Buh bye, now...

JoD

February 3, 2007 1:26 PM

The issue of buying or not buying a Ford is NOT THE REAL ISSUE. AFA merely asks that the Ford Motor Co. keep a neutral stance on the issue of homosexuality...It seems like Ford threw it in the face of mainstream America that they would not only advertise in Gay magazines but that they were going to revel in it. AFA stands only for what the Bible speaks is morally correct...and as anyone who has read it knows,Homosexuality is NOT God's plan for man & woman.
As for me, I have never owned a Ford & probably never will...simply because I prefer Chevy or Honda.

Jimbo

February 6, 2007 2:22 PM

I proudly drive a Ford. It is sickening to me, that there is such hatefulness in this world. I think Ford is better off without all these prejudice and hateful people. Does everyone think that homosexuality is a disease? That you will become infected and turn into a homosexual if you buy or drive a Ford. That is very childish. Grow Up people.

Steve

February 7, 2007 9:13 AM

Ford is getting destroyed by the AFA - and rightfully so for their arrogance. 9.7% sales down in November, 13% sales down in December, and sales down a whopping 19% in January 2007. I will never buy a Ford or any of the associated brands again, such as Land Rover, Mercury, Jaguar, etc...Ford has set out to destroy traditional marriage and support a lifestyle that all statistics show is extremely unhealthy in so many ways.

Bob

February 8, 2007 3:24 PM

My family is a fourth generation user of Ford products. My great, great grandfather owned the second vehicle in our town in 1913 and it was a Ford. I can not understand how anyone can endorse the homosexual lifestyle. It is destructive to the individuals involved and contributes to the breakdown of the family. I currently own a Volvo S80 and a Ford F-150 Lariat, and these will be the last Ford products I will own until Ford reverses its' decision.

Jason

February 12, 2007 2:59 PM

I don't understand why people equate one with the other. Without regard to my specific opinions regarding homosexuality, I don't see what it has to do with cars. Who cares if the company I buy my vehicles from supports it or not? I suppose the hardcore rednecks driving pick-up trucks may go as far as boycott the company, but in the end, we're all in this for the money, no? I'm sure airlines advertise in gay magazines, and does that mean that you will not fly the particular airline? You're free to boycott homosexuals, but as long as one isn't in your truck, what do you care? I really think the fury is grossly misplaced, and there are things that are more wrong with our society that people should look into, rather than getting upset over trivialities like this one. It's not Ford destroying the traditional institution of marriage - it's the decadent society and the decadent social values we live with. Claiming a single company is responsible is as myopic as claiming video games are responsible for school violence. Parents do anything in their power to externalize the guilt and to shift it to entities which have neither the time nor the desire to defend themselves - and consequentially are victimized, undeservingly so.

janice love

February 13, 2007 7:01 PM

My husband has driven a Ford, for 47 years. We just got our first GM car, and will never go back. Shame on you, FORD. r
READ WHAT YOUR BIBLE SAY'S ABOUT QUEER'S.

Gabriel Lopez

February 14, 2007 3:52 PM

Ford can count on me not buying from them anymore
Sorry guys
The buck stops with me

Joan

March 9, 2007 12:49 AM

Habits do not endow "rights," and "Homosexual" is merely the description of a person with a habit. America has stood firm behind other "habiteurs" who have forced themselves on the majority such as smokers, and America will stand firm against the "habiteur" of the homosexual lifestyle. The majority finds the habit of the homosexual as disgusting as having a smoker habiteur depositing bad breath molecules on the non-smoker's food. The homosexual habit is not an acceptable habit.

GodLoves/PeopleHate

March 9, 2007 3:02 PM

Hey folks, here's a quiz! Tell me what the following, seemingly unrelated topics, have in common: the lynching of African-Americans, the denial of the right to vote to women and people of color, left-handed people being tortured and "exorcised" of demons, racial segregation of schools and public areas, and (among many, many others too numerous to mention in this space), the persecution and exile of scientists who contend that it is the sun (and not the earth) that is the center of the solar system.

You guessed it! These were all grave injustices that, at one time or another, were supposedly supported by scripture! Yes, it's true...Biblical arguments were put forth to support each and every one of those vile practices. And yet, somehow, I think one would find it exceedingly difficult to find even one sane, rational person living today who would agree with any of those arguments.

Setting aside, for brevity's sake, the very relevant notion that those words were written by and for a culture that was decidedly primitive and limited (not to mention very different from our own) in its understanding of sexuality and the human condition, most would agree that the bible passages in question were, most assuredly, the "victims" of the creative and myopic interpretation by individuals and interest groups looking to enshrine their own particular tastes and preferences into the public domain by attributing them to God Himself. We humans have been doing that for centuries...telling ourselves that because we don't understand something or find it unappealing, ergo, God must feel the same way. It just makes me want to get up on a rooftop in the middle of town with a megaphone and shout: "FIGURE IT OUT, PEOPLE!"

*Sigh* And so it has begun anew as gay people struggle for nothing more than the same rights that their fellow, heterosexual citizens take for granted (and often publicly abuse and de-value, case in point: Britney Spears). History is most certainly not on the side of the AFA and its tragically misled followers. And, someday soon, it will be common knowledge that the Bible wasn't either.

killroy

March 13, 2007 4:19 PM

What other animal species in the universe has same sex marriage?? Is this natural or unnatural??when you start to change the rule of mother nature for your own style, is this good or very bad??

Angeleea

March 13, 2007 6:43 PM

Wow....My ford is finally on its last leg, and I was considering purchasing a new van. But not now.

Now....if Ford will give that much money, and not remain neutral, then why dont they put their money in Penthouse......Playboy?
Could it be because its PORN?
Its TOO out there?
Well Ford....playboy and penthouse will reach FAR more than your support of the gay agenda.
Believe me....gay mags are far more OUT THERE than a little old porn!!LOL...What a riot you liberals are!!

Its good to be independant!!

Good for you Ford, you lost another LOYAL 25 year customer.

Its too bad you cant remain neutral!! Sad to say....I am NOW A CHEVY Astro owner, and PROUD of it!!

Chevy and Proud!!

Myles Thompson

March 13, 2007 7:41 PM

I have owned two Explorers and a Thunderbird in my life. I will never own another Ford product from this moment on. MThompson, Omaha, NE

Danny

March 14, 2007 2:31 AM

For those of you who think the AFA trys to dictate everything in this country, understand this. They represent a large segment of this country. We have a right to free speech and therefore we speak. Homosexuality is a sin. It's wrong and immoral. Do I love homosexual persons? Yes, I do. I just do not condone homosexual actions. They can change. They were not born that way. There is no conclusive evidence that says they are born homosexual. It's a choice. People may not want to hear this, but God can help them change.

Ford is making a mistake. I will not be buying a Ford product until they stop supporting the homosexual agenda. I pray for America to see the truth about sin and repent.

Martin Rush

March 14, 2007 11:39 AM

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger Edge that I;ve been very please with and was thinking that our next car would be a Ford. But no way now after learning Ford is such a big sponsor of the openly gay lifestyle. I'll probably buy a Chevorolet. Instead of sponsoring the gay lifestyle they sponsor Third Day, A Christian Rock group. I wander which company is more family friendly? Think about it.

Misty Lawrence

March 14, 2007 2:28 PM

I was going to buy a Ford F-150 because i think they are the best looking Truck out there.

However, I am a Christian and I believe that the U.S.A and the world are in for a horrible eye wakening truth. If people do not stand up for what they believe in there will be Gay marriages and a Muslim President soon. Where are the values and morals that this country was founded on? We have let them slip away.

It's not about who's right or wrong its about its about saving this country from where it is headed. FORD stay neutral.

Wilburn

March 14, 2007 11:15 PM

2005
On February 1st, the Ford Motor Company Fund issued a press release detailing its pledge of $250,000 to the Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center. It states that "Ford's grant is among the largest donations ever made from a Fortune 500 company to a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organization. This donation represents another part of Ford Fund's tireless commitment to support organizations that improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company does business." Additionally, it acknowledges the contributions of many Ford GLOBE members to the success of the company.


Well, that pretty much means I'll not buy another one. I _LOVE_ the products but will NOT buy from a company that makes a policy choice to be so supportive of non-standard, oh I'm sorry, I mean DEVIANT lifestyles. My folks, Fork/Lincoln folks, are testing Caddies and Benz's at the moment. No more $$ for Ford.

Lloyd

March 16, 2007 3:02 PM

My Father bought a new ford pickup 50 years ago when I was a child. Ford has always had a favored position in my thoughts and I have owned my share of new Fords. In a few months we will be buying a new vehicle and it would have been a Ford. Two weeks ago our son bought a $35,000.00 Chevy Van and the only reason is that we will not let you have the benefit of our funds to enhance and encourage indulgence and self destructive behavior. We have our reasons, you have yours, but we are not alone. We are not even telling you to condemn homosexuality, just insistent that we will not participate in your sponsorship of it. Ford no longer holds a favorable position in this family.

I have a hard time beleiving that Henry (the origional) is happy with the current self destructive behavior on the part of his company.

Sylvia Campbell

March 26, 2007 6:16 PM

SHAME on you at Ford Company. I would not take a Ford if you gave me one. Anyone corrupt enough to promote the gay movement should have to go bankrupt, and watch out you don't. God sees all and He tells us if you would take the time to read a Bible that this is an abomination to the Lord, and believe me, payday is coming. You will stand before Him one day, whether you believe it or not, and answer for your decision to take the side of the gay movement rather than stand for that which is right.

Chuck Lawson

March 26, 2007 8:32 PM

Thank goodness for an organization like the AFA! Those of you out there that think The AFA is forcing anyone to do anything are brainwashed by the radical left! All the AFA has done is inform the general public that a major American Co. is supporting a degenerate life style that degrades all it touches. Keep up the good work AFA!! No more FORDS for me or my family until they wise up!

R.S.

March 27, 2007 1:10 PM

Because Ford has chosen to support the spread of AIDS, we just bought a new Chrysler 300. We never even considered a Ford product. Thanks AFA.

fred

March 28, 2007 7:51 PM

i think that this is a fantastic thing they have done. even though i am not gay myself,i still beleive that humans are humans rather their gay,lesbian,transexual or whatever.ford is doing the absolute right thing. i dont have any money to buy a car yet but when i do i am going to buy a ford just because of what they are doing.

MRT

March 29, 2007 10:08 PM

Ford was already in a bad enough position from past stupid decisions, now making this stupid decision will likely be their demise. I will not buy a Ford again, and I was a Ford truck guy. Guess I am a GMC truck guy now.

Stephen Staedtler

April 7, 2007 1:29 AM

After FORD's outright lovefest with the homosexual agenda and financing of it, I will never, ever consider buying another FORD again, and actually, will convince others within my 1,000 member church to do the same. So glad to see what has happened to their sales, as now they are about to get passed by Toyota.

Kenaniah Cerny

April 11, 2007 1:21 AM

It's really funny to listen to the comments on both sides of the arguements. I love how the left loves to bash the right. Such hippocracy! Calling the AFA cowardly, don't you people have something better to do with your time? Personally, I would be ashamed to make such a comment.

And here's a critique for the right... 'love the sinner, hate the sin'. Granted, it's not verbatim scripture, but the same principle applies. GLBT people are still human, too. Seriously, some of you make me nearly embarrassed to call myself a Christian, but I'll proudly stand up for my faith, because judgement is not mine to give.

Now back to the left... when did 'Family' become anti-american?

stephen bennett

April 11, 2007 3:47 AM

Nature tells anyone with any sense at all that there are male and females in the mammals of all kinds.

There are no homosexual mammals. Humans are born male and female so they can multiply.

Marriage is a family institution. Children need protection; they need both a mother and a father to be strong emotionally.

Yet those who seek to promote gay marriage seek to destroy this institution.

They do not care, or they are so single minded that they assume that children can grow up just fine in a broken home, or without their own parents.
As in gays may adopt.

Adoption is fine, sometimes a child is abandoned, and that child still needs a father figure and a mother figure, as close to nature as possible.

You cannot rewrite nature, it just won't work.

If you believe we evolved or if you believe in creation you must admit if you know at all, if you don't do some research, there are no homosexual mammals.

If the AFA seeks to protect children by not supporting the gay platform or "lifestyle" they should have the freedom to collect support for their belief, certainly you would not object to the freedom to collect support for your beliefs?

I do not recall the AFA calling Gays names, trying to belittle them.

This is an indication of either very low self-esteem, which in itself is an indication of a deep problem, or an indication that deep down inside you know the AFA is right.

Perhaps that is too much for you to think about, it is difficult to think when one is emotional and upset.

A friend of mine who had a drug problem, yet didn't believe drugs were bad, and was determined in his belief told me, one day I realized that a few people might be wrong, but after he heard from 1,000, he said 1,000 people could not be wrong.

He’s drug free to this day.

The comparison may not be a good fit; hey I’m not perfect.

But the point I wish to make is that if you get emotionally upset every time, it's an indication that you most of all know something isn't right.

I’ve seen people who were in denial. No matter what the issue, they all react the same. When told they have a problem, they all become emotionally upset.

Revealing an inner conflict already there just below the surface.

No one hates you; buy a ford if you want to.

But allow us who believe your belief is wrong to voice our opposition to those beliefs.

Once said, "I disagree with your beliefs, but will defend your right to voice your freedom of speech" author unknown.

When you can take that attitude, it shows self-confidence.

Steve

Todd Andrus

April 11, 2007 8:33 AM

My family owns 3 Fords today, an 04 Crown Vic, an 04 Cobra, and a 05 Ford Escape. As long as Ford supports gays, my family will no longer support Ford. No more Fords for me!

Larry Gudger

April 11, 2007 9:21 AM

I think if Henry Ford were alive today, he would be ashamed that you recognize homosexuality in any other way other than what it is: perverted, immoral and destructive to the family. It is on the level of treason. If your defiance prevails, I know that this case will be settled in God’s courtroom. Everyone will have their day. He has declared that homosexuals will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Case closed. Why are we making this difficult? Why have we allowed the homosexuals to intimidate us? Does anyone remember when this was wrong behavior? Wrong hasn't changed. What happened to virtue? Do you even care?

wbeard

April 11, 2007 12:53 PM

What does the civil rights movement, the abolition of the slave trade and AFA have to do together? They all believe something and are willing to take a stand for what they believe in. Simple fact of the matter is America was most prosperous in the 1950s when American culture was closely paralleled to Christian values. It would seem doing things God's way is the way to go.

America economy is slow not because people are purchasing foreign cars but God is not blessing America for her acceptance of things that are not Godly. In the 1960s, american culture began to change, there was the sexual revolution, prayer taken out of schools, humanism brought to universities and we are now seeing the consequences of these decisions. Every decision has a consequence.

Homosexuality, beastality and the like is wrong! Where do you think 90% of all STDs came from? It was not from heterosexual relations. One wrong decision has made life horrible for innocent bystanders.

Where do you want America to be in 40 years? I want an America that I am proud of, one that is back to its Christian heritage so that we all can have God's blessing and prosperity. AFA wants the same thing. If Americans do not stand up for what they believe in then there will be no America at all in 40 years. Let the debate continue, there will no doubt come out on the side on Christian values because God promised it (2 Chronicles 7:14)

It does not matter to me if you do not believe in God or that you do not think that he does not exist. My faith does not require it.

What does the KKK and Nazis have in common, their actions conflicted with Christian values. If Christians don't stand up for what they believe in like those before us then America will be just like the Germans in the early 20th century. I want to give my children an America that I can be proud of. I will not support any company that goes against God's principles so I applaud AFA and the like for bringing to my attention important matters like these so I can stand for what I believe.

quitedisappointed

April 11, 2007 1:42 PM

Ford should look to its profits in the past year and decide if supporting such a controversial issue is worth it

giftedman

April 11, 2007 11:09 PM

Congrats to AFA on taking a stand on such an important issue.

Doug B

April 17, 2007 9:54 PM

Seven years ago I happened to buy a
Ford Windstar (2 years old) and for
seven years I have appreciated it as
a wonderful quality vehicle. It's
easily the best I've ever owned. Ford
Motor Company has risen high on the
list of those who build good cars for
the American consumer.
Why are they becoming "In-My-Face"
about their advertising campaign? I
don't see them getting highly involved
in promoting things that the majority
of Americans do support and agree with,
but they have chosen one that only a
small noisy segment of our society
wants to boost up.
Consider the ordinary household
extension cord. It has a very simple,
working design. One end plugs into the
other, and it has legitimate, designed
function. Two "male" ends of power
cords just aren't made to go together,
nor are two "female" ends of that
electric cord. The similarity and
direct correlation to homosexuality
should be obvious.
Ford should remain neutral and just
allow consumers to seek their best
vehicular choices on the merits of what
is a good car. My fine Windstar? When
it quits I know I won't be looking for
another Ford, NO WAY.

Brian

April 20, 2007 8:27 PM

God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. So long Ford, after 20 years of being a Ford Truck Man, I'm outta here

Blake Petrea

April 24, 2007 6:52 PM

For My Entire Life I have been a Ford man, and am ashamed to see what type of Company Ford has become. I Think companies need to start doing there job, and sell their merchandise, instead of becoming a part of politics. Have your own oppinions about homosexuallity, but know this, my hard earned cash will never go to a company who uses it to support something completely, and Morally wrong!

roxie

April 27, 2007 3:46 PM

i think that gay marriage is ok bucause there is someone out there for everyone and it might just happen to be your own sex! i hope this site is on gay marriage or i will feel really stupid!

Harold Williams

April 27, 2007 3:51 PM

Reading some of the comments people have made on this cite, makes you want to barf on every Ford out there. Like the Redneck or the Person that called himself one. I'm not going to say i'm Queer to get someone to pay attention to me. Look up the word Queer in the dictionary, Then look up the word Gay, A big difference.It goes to show one man like one woman thinks they have got the upper hand on GOD. The key is Prayer back in public, especially schools Mr. Ford We as christians do stand together, We will overcome any obsticle in our way.

Bethany

April 27, 2007 3:58 PM

I was planning on purchasing a Land Rover this year but will not as long as Ford chooses to support homosexual agenda.

angelina

April 27, 2007 4:11 PM

Ford gives yet another 10,000 in support of special interest for gay marriage. Why? Goodness Ford, you could not remain neutral?
Why cant you do something PRODUCTIVE for ALL mankind, like support breast cancer research, diabetes research or childhool cancer? More worthy causes and not special interest!

Chevy is my NEXT choice for a new car.

Paul

April 27, 2007 4:49 PM

I have been a loyal ford driver. But that has now changed.
My next Truck will be from a better company who has values.
Thanks Mr Ford for the help. Let the gays keep you a float.

Paul Burts
American.

Larry

April 27, 2007 8:11 PM

I am glad to hear that businesses like Ford are not caving from pressure from the radical right. It is high time that people realized that gays, bisexuals and transgendered are just as deserving of equal rights as straight people are.

Sue

April 27, 2007 9:05 PM

FORD COMPANY LOST MY BUSINESS I USE TO BRAG ABOUT FORDS AND THE ONLY ONE I BUY NOW I WON'T BUY FORDS NO MORE CAUSE THEY ARE VERY VERY SICK THEY NEED HELP I WILL PRAY FOR THEM. AND I WILL PASS THE WORD NOT TO BUY FORDS AND I HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE BEHIND ME TOO AND THEY SAY THEY NOT BUYING FORD NO MORE EITHER SEE NOW THEY ARE HURTING IN THEIR SELLS NOW I SURE HOPE THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS NOW WE NEED A FAMILY BUSINESS TO SELL CARS

Dasani L.

April 27, 2007 9:32 PM

Go Ford!! I definitly have a new respect for Ford, supporting diversity regardless of bigots .. The AFA needs to take all the energy they spend on bringing down their fellow American's and pointing fingers and use it toward something positive and good. Take that energy and make a POSITIVE difference in this world.
Once again GO FORD!!! You are supported!

Pam

April 27, 2007 11:51 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this all over where money is going that comes from the purchase of a FORD to support gay people? If you don't support people or the acceptance of those who are partaking in this lifestyle, then why would you buy a FORD and help finance them and promote them? I love the new FORD Mustang but if I was looking to buy a new car and knew that MY money, was going to support a cause, that I find so totally wrong, it sure wouldn't be a FORD.

Tony

April 28, 2007 12:45 PM

In the past I purchased ford stock, this will no longer accure. ford left lower case on purpose.
ford use to mean something, worried abouth the little man, wanted to serve all people. Henry Ford had a vision, ford motor co has gotten away from that vision and replaced it with greed, self-serving and the heack with the public and replaced it with the dollar.
Toyota taking number one in sales in another mile stone in self advancement for ford. Apparently quality, and gas milage is a concern for them.
Support who you want, and support your self on the street.

jim

April 28, 2007 6:01 PM

I have two Fords in the driveway......I will replace them with another brand next time I buy. Since when should a company support a sexual lifestyle. They should sell automobiles and stay out of homosexual agendas. Someone at the higher level of Fords management is supporting this and should be booted out before they go bankrupt.

Ken

April 29, 2007 11:11 AM

Wow, I see alot of anger on both sides of this issue. Maybe a differant perspective might help.
Anyone old enough to remeber $1 movies? Then they went to $3.50. It a shorter time it climbed to $7!! When the movies jumoed to $3.50 someone told me that if everyone together would stop going the price would come back down. The consumer could control the price if united. When any big business uses it power, influence, money for somethings contrary to the consumer, we have the right to act. I have purchased several Ford's in my lifetime, currently have 2 Ford's in the family, so I am a direct Ford consumer. I choose not to give my money any longer to a corporation who uses it for anything other then it's main purpose. Stick to building cars and being a responsible American Company. If the CFO wanted to use his million dollar paycheck to support a social or political agenda that is fine with me, however when an entire board of directors uses it authority over hundreds of millions of dollars towards those same political or social issues that diferant. They are now saying " this money given to use by all of our customers is ment to please our personal socail and political views, thanks customers for the money to change the world to our world.". FORD, you can no longer have my money for your agenda, period. Wal Mart you can not have any either, fore you send a majority of it to China. Consumers unite! This is not about "gays" "religion" "families". Every purchase you make is a vote, you give more power, more influence, more money to whoever you purchase from so I beg you to do it wisely. Buy local, support you small business comunity, give to local charities who help the poor, homeless and uneducated. I would also challenge alls those making comments to check your information from more than one source. How many Americans are currently employed by company's like Toyota? How much are they giving to the local charities? Ask an employee of those plants and see how well they feel taken care of. Educated yourselves and stop relying on the media and propoganda of any one organization, please.

sc

April 30, 2007 11:12 AM

NO MORE FORD for me or my family.
We are even selling our Ford Car.
Dont want anything to do with this type of company.

Rochelle Notbohm

May 2, 2007 7:42 AM

If our family buys a Ford Motor product Ford makes a profit. Ford execs decide how to use that profit. They decide to advertize in publications that I find morally offensive. Since I do not choose to support the homosexual agenda...I do not choose to buy Ford products.
Rochelle

P.S. We are selling our Ford truck.

Byron

May 9, 2007 12:59 PM

HAH! All these folks saying they won't buy Fords anymore, but not knowing whether what they WILL buy advertises in gay publications or not. I've seen ads for Toyota, VW, and the ironically named GM in more than one gay space. Volkswagen is known to have a Gay-friendly corporate policy http://www.gaywheels.com/2007_vw_special_edition_new_be.htm

Something tells me you folks need to invest in a Yugo.

Karen

May 10, 2007 11:00 AM

Why is Ford DONATING hundreds of thousands of dollars to these gay rights and gay parades, then lay off their workers?? I don't care who's gay or not. But support your WORKERS not gay pride. How much money has Ford donated to this cause and said basically " who cares if workers lose their jobs"! How much have Ford tried to help their EMPLOYEE'S ?? Try giving your employee's JOBS!!It is a shame how much money was given to this stuff and these poor people LOST THEIR JOBS!!

L. Eggleston

May 10, 2007 1:21 PM

What Ford is doing is wrong if they are helping push for gay marriage! According to the Bible it is sin to participate in a same sex relationship. Not only is it wrong but it is unnatural. If you look around the world there is a perfect order that exist until man messes with it. Women were made for Men & Men for Women each has soemthing special that the other does not possess, our emotional, thinking, and physical attributes are different. When a man and a woman come together then it is like the interweaving of a cloth (when God's involved) it is a strong bond because the two halves fit togehter perfectly. Two men cannot experience this type of a union try as hard as they might because they do not have the other missing parts that a woman does to make them complete.

It is wrong for us to hate gays or to discriminate against them as people but marriage needs to be left alone because it is sacred.It only works when the right pieces are put together. As for me I have always owned Fords trucks and have been completely satisfied with them but when a corporation decides to put its profits before what is morally right and use its money to touch things that are holy and make them unholy then I can no longer support them financially.

Dan in Florida

May 10, 2007 6:49 PM

Many seem to be missing the point. The real issue is not whether Ford should stand up to some political interest group, but should a company be sensitive to all its clients and their values. If Ford is simply trying to reach all groups of consumers why not ads in Christian publications(AFA website)or Jewish or Muslim or... well you get what I mean. Corporations should stay out of publications that promote a particular viewpoint that may be offensive to its customers. Can't they reach gay customers in Time, WSJ, or other pubs that do not exclusively promote a particular position? I mean surely even gays read Backpacker or Motor Trend, Etc.?
I feel I cannot support a company that is so insensitive to my families feelings.

Darin Miller

May 12, 2007 3:02 AM

I have a Lincoln LS and I love it. It's too bad I can't buy another Ford vehicle while they're stuck on stupid. From the looks of things they may not be around anyway.

Maybe Bill Ford slept through economics or ethics or maybe even business school altogether? Anyone with common sense (a small helping of wisdom) would know that alienating the majority of their customer base, which the majority of just happens to be Christian and red-blooded American, is a very very bad idea for business.

If Ford analyzed their sales performance and the Internet since the boycott began then it would be obvious that Christians and other pro-family Americans decided to take their business elsewhere. Instead they stand there like fools...what's happening to us? What are we doing wrong? They are in denial that the AFA could have this type of impact on a company's bottom line.

In this rapidly decaying society, I guess it would be easy to dangerously underestimate the power and unity of Christians and other proponents of traditional family values and morals. Amazingly, all the while, Ford continues to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to this wicked agenda while slashing tens of thousands of American jobs, closing plants, and anything else they can think of so they can keep their support of the deviant lifestyle going strong while traditional families lose their livelihoods and suffer. Huh? What in the world is that? I have never before seen or heard of such a gross display of foolishness, cluelessness and arrogance from the leader of an American institution as deeply rooted as Ford! It is infuriating and offensive to the tenth power!

But then I took a deep breath and said to myself, self? Bill Ford is obviously a fool but, something more is going on here. I believe that he is demon-possessed and is either a homosexual or bisexual himself. He has to be. I mean, I know that obviously GLBT's (looks like a sandwich) have worked to plant themselves deep in the administrative ranks of Ford; it is happening all over business, government and entertainment. Their fingerprints and influence are everywhere. But there is no other logical reason why Bill Ford should or would take such a foolish stance on this issue unless it was for personal reasons. It appears that it has become some sort of an ego issue or maybe an obsession or vendetta towards the AFA and has severely clouded his judgment. He who has ears let him hear. Bill Ford is obviously ready and willing to steal, kill and destroy Henry Ford's dream to the point of bankruptcy and the ultimate destruction of the company and the lives of those who depend on Ford. (employees, dealers, suppliers, vendors, etc.) It makes absolutely no sense at all whatsoever, especially when the option to remain neutral (like Toyota and Honda) was such an easy choice. The Japanese were very smart on this issue.

The bible warns us of this type of foolish and destructive behavior by powerful leaders and the domino effect of damage it does to those dependent upon its success and strong leadership. We are witnessing this epidemic firsthand and the incredible destruction it can have on the fabric of our great nation.

Like Pharaoh, he has made the mistake of underestimating the power of those who love and represent God Almighty and what He stands for. Like Pharaoh, Ford is feeling a sliver of God's wrath.

Be ye not deceived. God is not mocked. Judgment cometh and that right soon. REPENT Bill Ford! REPENT now before it's too late for your soul. The full measure of God's wrath is looming on the horizon and your time of grace is drawing nigh.

Keep it going strong Don Wildmon and the rest of the AFA. Other corporations monitoring this situation to gauge which way they should go with this agenda should be deathly afraid. I fully support the AFA pursuing any company that is arrogantly proclaiming that they are Anti-Christ and Anti-God. Collectively we have the power to stop this flow of wickedness over the banks of our civilized and biblical-rooted piece of American society. When I start receiving my millions the AFA and its affiliations will definitely be a major and ongoing recipient of my philanthropic gestures.

May God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven forever. Amen.

Dan Gordon

May 13, 2007 10:04 AM

I own and operate a large commercial construction company that has 22 vehicles in it's fleet. Now shopping for a dealer to work with on updating the fleet; it won'tbe Ford. Bill Ford's alienating 98% of America to pander to the gays, is pure foolhardiness, and irresponsible to Ford's stockholders. He had better hope that this bizarre faction (gays) start bailing his company out of it's slump. Hey Chevy! I pay cash for my vehicles I'll be down tomorrow to order 10 new trucks. I don't need 10 right now, but I'll do my part to help crush Ford. Too bad, too; Ford has an excellent product.

Cameron Speer

May 14, 2007 9:46 PM

My family loved the Ford company for a very long time for their great cars and good service, but we have all signed the boycott. True, there is yet no full victory, but sales drop more and more as time passes as Ford takes a more "in your face" attitude about it. This year the sales dropped 13 percent and though it seems a small amount to us, that to a large corporation gives a beginning sight of downfall.

Some people say gay people are demons and such, but they're just people. I'm not some peron that had some confederalist grandpaw and believes with her family gays are right with black people or something. Equality is extremely important to me. The fact is that there is a debate about it due to the moral and religious implications. I'm all for the debate of it to help us decide on things like this, but companies need to stay the heck out of it. It's a battle of religion and homosexuality, which neither include car companies.

Everyone continues saying that AFA and all the other family friendly organizations are the oppressors of gay people. Overly stated, but somewhat true. They don't "oppress" anyone, just stage a boycott for small things. Now this subject, I must say, is no small thing and deserves the action taken by the AFA. Some other things, no. So overall I have to say, AFA may not be the strongest to fight, but at least they're standing up and being the biggest threat they can (which isn't much) while most sit quietly and watch this destroying of set moral boundaries.

But hey, the people completely for this say that this makes me "Anti-American" and helping bigotry. Though that's a bit, no extremely, harsh and ridiculous, everyone may think what they like. I love my country very much, but I will stand against something I know is not right (such as this advertising, for example). Shame on us evil, satanistic, oppressors of America.

Joseph

May 29, 2007 7:29 AM

Unfortunately, I own a Lincoln which I bought before Ford ran homesexual ads.

I will sell it and never again walk into a Ford dealership.

Michael

May 30, 2007 6:50 PM

I find it funny that some would say that we who are against the "homosexual life style" are hateing homosexuals. I am against it and I have Gay friends and they know were I stand. I know that in countries that allowed Gay Marriage the percentage of children born out of "wedlock" have sky rocketed. Now no one is getting married. It take effort to hate. I do not hate gays. I am against their choice and I know former homosexuals. This is a message of love.

Michael

May 30, 2007 7:04 PM

I find it funny that some would say that we who are against the "homosexual life style" are hateing homosexuals. I am against it and I have Gay friends and they know were I stand. I know that in countries that allowed Gay Marriage the percentage of children born out of "wedlock" have sky rocketed. Now no one is getting married. It take effort to hate. I do not hate gays. I am against their choice and I know former homosexuals. This is a message of love.

glenda

June 4, 2007 4:28 PM

Well I don't approve of the lesbian lifestyle found them to be very over barring and more of a join our society type group. I have found the gays to be very nice but seem to have some dysfunctional thinking going on, wild ideas on things. I am a firm believer in man women relationships. I sort of think that gays and lesbians should have their own space/plant away from mine as I am sure they feel of us straights. It don't matter were Ford puts there ads, I am sure that gays and lesbians also browse common magazines. I do think that their PR needs to stay out of common communitcations because our children see them. We don't have our children watched perverted TV shows because we feel they are inappropriate. Most of us don't broadcast our sexual in counters and frown on teens doing such. I think that gays/lesbians should just keep these such actions and I'm special lifestyle to themselves and we can all deal with it. I am against gay/lesbian idea but if I don't know the person is such, we socialize as neighbors. Knowing does make a difference in how you view a person but look beyond that. I really don't see a reason to get offended about were Ford puts there advertising, though it most likely is better then bathroom stalls at the highway rest stops.

OpherChrist

June 8, 2007 1:49 PM

As one of many hate-filled Christians, I support the boycott against Ford. Ford must bow down and share our message of hate and exclusiveness, taught as it was in the Gospels. Jesus Christ would join in with our chorus of hate, retribution and exclusiveness were He here today. Ford should be ashamed for tuning out the outcry of judgement and hatred taught by our Bible!

DON HOFFMAN

June 8, 2007 4:40 PM

FORD NEVER EVER AGAIN!!! IF YOU DON'T SEE WHAT'S WRONG WITH WHAT YOUR DOING, YOUR DUMPER THAN WE ALL THOUGHT YOU WERE. wOULD HENERY FORD EVER SELL TO THE GAYS? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!

S.Miller

June 11, 2007 1:39 PM

The decision to support or not support the gay agenda should simply be based on what homosexuality is all about. If you do your own research (mostly via the US CDC) you will find facts and statistics that will make stand up against the homosexual movement. Do your own research and you will discover that homosexual men live to an average age of 41, women 52, account for $15 - $17 billion in Medicaid expenses to treat mostly genital warts/cancer of the rectum, syphilis of the throat, etc. 86% of homosexuals admit to having sex with minors, 96% admit to being molested themselves, 74% of phyciatrist still believe homosexuality is a mental disorder caused by child abuse, and finally there is no gay gene. Homosexuals don't have children and therefore do not pass on their genes.

So use your own brain. To stand against homosexuality is not being bigoted or hateful, it's being educated and choosing wisely.

I for one run a large ranch and currently drive the last Ford truck the ranch will ever purchase as long as Ford Motor Co. Chooses to ignore common sense. If Ford cannot do their own research, what does that say for the efforts put into their vehicles?

S. Miller
Union, OR

Debe Lange

June 28, 2007 4:55 PM

I've owned Mustangs since 1974 until today and my spouse has owned F150 trucks. No longer. We're not going to be a part of a company, that after all these years of good business and moral ethics, is going down the tubes. Our 7 children and their spouses have also driven Fords, but half have already traded them in for other non-Ford vehicles and the rest are in the process.

Support the homosexual lifestyle, and you turn your back on God, and HE will have the last word. "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper," Romans 1:26-28.

Don't like what you read? Take it up with God, not me. I didn't say it, He did.

Lane

June 28, 2007 8:17 PM

WOW, What innovative marketing! Now those of us who are truly Christian and open-minded can know for certain that if we see a Ford, we are assured not to be hated, dispossessed and taunted without having to actually hear the victives first. WAY TO GO FORD!!!

Coincidentally, since gay and lesbian individuals typically have more disposable income, who would you listen to if you were Ford? I know I will fell more confident in their automobiles knowing that they are intelligent enough to know who is more likely to result in a gain for the company!

Stephanie

June 30, 2007 1:12 PM

These comments are so interesting. How can anyone who calls themselves a CHRISTIAN, that is a follower of the biblical CHRIST, support any company that advocates homosexuality? This is not about caving or not caving in to bigots and right winged groups. It is about morality. The morality sadly missing of the late, from this great country, the USA, and obviously from Ford Motor Company. Prevelent homosexuality is a choice that affects everyone in its path, whether you want to believe that or not. It is an abomination in God's eyes. If our country continues driving down the road in it's current path, we are all headed for destruction, and won't need FORDS or any other car to drive! Shame on you, Ford Company. May God bless America, and every true Christian and organization grounded in biblical principles. By the way, I don't purchase Fords generally speaking anyway, but would not be inclined to purchase one knowing what I know now. I am sure my 87 year old grandfather would not either, and he has been a FORD man all his days.

Ellen

July 3, 2007 4:44 PM

AFA is not just an association -- it is made up of millions of American people who believe there are practices going on in America that will eventually tear down the family unit, one of which is the homosexual lifestyle. If you don't want to take it as a Christian value, then take is as a family value. How confused will children be when they don't know why their friend Edgar has 2 mothers and their friend Sally has 2 fathers when the majority of their friends have both a father and a mother?

Bible says in Leviticus 20:13:

King James Version:

"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

In the New International Version (NIV)

"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

Of course, American society does not put them to death, but according to God, man to lie with man (or woman with woman since the Bible uses the word "man"for all mankind).

Does this mean God does not love homosexuals? NO! God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.

No Christian should ever hate someone because he/she is a homosexual or for any reason. They should pray that God will bring about a change in the homosexual's thinking -- a Christian never needs to confront a sinner about any sin. All is needed is to pray for the sinner that God will make the sinner aware of the sin. God tells us to go into our closets to pray, and He will hear our prayers.

Debra Price

July 5, 2007 11:31 AM

Ford is paying the price for it's support of immorality. Ford should hide in shame and your drop in sales and your lowering prices shows you are in trouble. Wake up Ford God doesnt sleep.

rachel

July 7, 2007 12:14 PM

Did anyone stop to read the first chapter of Romans, where God clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination to Him? I will pray for these people because that is what a Christian should do.

sonny

July 12, 2007 8:12 AM

This goes to show what most of us leaving outside America but interested in that great country think about it today. Must everything be reduced to $$$$, If all Americans turn gay and end up not procreating , who will drive all the Ford cars that will be made .
America should please wake up and reclaim their place in God's heart .

Barbara

July 19, 2007 6:07 PM

How dare AFA care about moral issues in this country which was founded and made great by Christian morals. Some fools actually try to live by their morals and won't leave others to sin if they want. What a disgrace! We are free to sin if we want and major corporations can help pay for it if they want whether their customers like it or not! That's how we became such a great country, isn't it? Leave us alone and let us sin, AFA!!! Who cares what affect our sinning has on our society? The answer is noone but you, so go ahead and try to keep this county great, but don't expect everyone else to. You're one of the few that do care, so take that!!! We're all sinners anyway, so we might as well live it up by sinning as much as we can because that's what God wants. God doesn't want anyone making the effort to live a sin free life because we can sin till the day we die and still be forgiven. Heh-heh! Yeah, right!!! You have to make the effort, people!!! Just like AFA is trying to do!!!!! Do you really want to live in a free country that's filled with nothing but sin??? Apparently so!!! I want a free country that still stands proud by it's morals! Thanks, AFA!!!!! I appreciate what you're doing for my country & me. I realize you have our best interests at heart. Unfortunately, some fools never learn.

Kevin Sitton

July 20, 2007 11:14 AM

I have been a loyal Ford owner for years. However, I do not believe the choice a person makes to engage in homosexuality is right. I do not believe it is moral. I certainly do not support it. And I will not allow any part of my money to be used to support it.

I will therefore pursue other opportunities with other automakers who more closely share my beliefs in what is right and what is wrong.

STONE

July 21, 2007 1:04 PM

YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T REALIZE WHY YOUR COMPANY
IS HAVING TO LAY OFF WORKERS AND CLOSE
FACTORIES. yOU CLAIM TO BLAME THE AFA AND
CHRISTIANS FOR STANDING UP FOR WHAT GOD HAS
SAID. NOT WHAT WE HAVE SAID. IF YOU DON'T
BELIEVE GOD, THEN YOU WILL IN THE FINAL
JUDGMENT FIND OUT, BUT THEN IT WILL BE
TOO LATE.

Marla Miller

July 22, 2007 9:29 AM

I stand in shock that any company whether it be Ford, Walmart, Target, Lowes, etc. would "prove a point" by using immorality as a "victory". God is not mocked. We will all answer to the Lord Jesus Christ someday and know all of those people that praise Ford for its stand for evil and not supporting what would be the moral, Godly thing to do, will wish they would have chosen a different "agenga". What's next in their agenda? The support of terrorists? Their exhaltation of prostitutes and pedophiles? How evil and demonic can these companies degrade theirselves to? Apparently the filthiest they can be the better. They seem to love to wallow in the scum of temorary pleasure. All for the love of money, power and the ugliest things of this world. I am ashamed of everyone of these people and their supporters in these wicked choices. God loves all people but not the sin in which we degrade humanity and the horrid support of it. I will always as best I can to glorify the Lord and stand against all ungodliness, and I am saddened that people are praising the Ford company in their sickened decision of refusal to make a righteuos stand, instead of having them uphold the morals and values that started this country. Yes, oh yes, a country with integrity, character, strong righteous leadership. Our country was based and founded on and grew in the blessings of God and our honoring Him but now we see the apathy of these people that support every wicked act and call it "normal", call it a "human right" Homosexuality is a choice that goes against the very nature in which God has pre-ordained in His initial creation for it to be and we all know this is Truth and Truth changes not! Hell is forever. Repent of your sins, Jesus will lovingly save you all from the pit of hell you all unfortunately seem to want to spend eternity in. Ford, what you stand for now is sickening to me. This fight has turned into what's right against what's wrong, not selling vehicles. Spiritual warfare that you WILL lose! It's very obvious. Do the right thing. Not because you want to, in selfish fleshly pride, want to show someone up, but only because it would be the right thing to do. Will you also support murderers, terrorism, too, just to make a stand? You are supporting the degradation of a society full of young people growing, learning the truth. Don't let them see that you support lies. You are blinded because of your refusal to make right choices. Don't follow the "feel good" crowd. Think of your children's future. I will not buy from any company that has evil intentions. Ford.......you are in that list of marked organizations. You disgust me with your proud filthy defiance against what is RIGHT! I am ashamed of your joy in being a wicked and proud people representing a company that was once great. Your founder Henry Ford would be apalled! Jesus said, Woe to them that call good evil and evil good!.......Ford and "Company" you have a fight on your hands and in the ending it doesn't look real good for you and the rest of who stand side by side with you in this endeavor of destruction. You see I have read the "BOOK" and I know how it all ends. Is it worth your eternity???????.........I am sooooooooo proud of the AFA!!! You have my prayers nd support in this war campaign which our Lord will ultimately win! YES!!......

teresa

July 22, 2007 11:02 AM

GOD loves all equaly, but will not tolerate HIS WORD to be changed to suit any ones life style. Straight or otherwise.Leviticus, chapter 18. HE is talking to non homo, as well as homo.The most important thing in any of our lives should be to please GOD, not to fight over things HE says should not be.(i know there are some people that dont belive in GODS WORD, but that doesn"t make it go away)IT is still HIS WORD & if you say it doesn"t matter,HE gives you a choice, HE will not make any one come to HIM & HIS WORD, but we all have to stand before HIM one day when HE makes THE CALL, to end it here on earth & that is your choice) But HIS WORD, THE BIBLE, is how HE speakes to us all & IT tells us all what justice, morals,(sexual) as well as others are & the penalties that will be if broken.Homosexuallity, as well as nonhomo lust is a demon,(cause only a demon has the power to convince a person to do such things & call it right,) when GODS WORD calls it sin. GOD"s WORD is the ULTIMATE WORD.HIS WORD is not religion, IT is THE MOST HIGH AUTHORITY,in this world,(that HE made) It will be too late to say, i see now LORD.HE is a man of HIS WORD.And HE does not change it for any one.There is no sin as plain to see as homosexual sin, because it goes against every grain of the human existance.Two bodys that are the same, dont fit, no procreation can take place,(just that ought to tell anything, or any body)it goes against all creation.( Unless one has the demon) cause the demon will convince you to except it.People do not understand demons. It would be good if every one did their own study on them.They are real. But they convince most people ( even so called Christians), that they are not real.So many will have a rude awakening when the wanings are gone & JESUS returns.There is more reasons to belive in JESUS than not. i bless you all, in THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS, with salvation, & rightousness and you have the choice to reject this too.And will, still be loved by GOD & me As far as fords, my dad sold them when i was growing up, & i never bought one, i do not like them. They have a choice to do as they please, before GOD & man. i did sign the petetion, to help stop gay marriage tho, because it opposes GODS WORD, later to some of you

robert smith

July 22, 2007 11:22 AM

to ford motor company:
it's not only afa or other christian groups who are boycotting ford for supporting the homosexual agenda, it's patriotic americans who are tired of having that vile lifestyle shoved down our throats every day. i will not buy products from any company that knowingly supports this perverse, immoral, and godless practice as an alternative to heterosexual relationships.

Linda

July 22, 2007 6:05 PM

Passions aside, the fact of the matter is that this country was founded by Christians and if you read the actual constitution, etc. all of the documents of our founding fathers declare that we were founded on Christian values... yes, I know that the 'edited' versions that now exist in textbooks have removed those original words so as not to offend some of you.

However, despite this being the case, in reading the Bible, one will note that (historically-speaking) Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality. So, regardless of your personal opinion on homosexuality, it is actually a sin, according to God's word, which is studied by both the Jews (O.T. - aka the Torah and Tanakh) and those who practice Christianity. Before forming an opinion of the AFA or any other organization which promotes family values or is against biblical sin, you must at least know these facts. (ref.- www.blueletterbible.org, see Genesis: 14-19)

If you are a student of the end times, however, you will also note that it is predicted (yes, in the Bible) that before any nation's downfall its people will become more and more tolerant of sin. In reading the posted comments, I see not only this happening, but also a lot of really angry people on both sides. The use of three things are necessary when deciding if homosexuality is wrong; these are fact, reason and passion. Thus, I am providing you with the Biblical facts so that you may use your God-given reasoning to help you decide your passion. Make certain you choose correctly, for it will determine your eternal existence, which is a lot longer than the 60 or 80 years you will spend in your human body. And for those of you who still deny the existence of a creator God, remember: not believing in gravity doesn't allow you to survive a jump from a 20-story building. You'd better re-check your facts. It is my prayer that God, through His son, Jesus, will bless you to an understanding of the truth.

Robert Conrad

July 23, 2007 8:27 AM

I will NEVER buy any Ford products again. Companies like Ford need to stay out of cultural issues like homosexuality. It's a choice and a perverted one at that as there has NEVER been any proof that "you are born that way."

Furthermore, I don't see homosexuals buying many Ford products. Suburu for some reason seems a popular choice with female homosexuals.

Great choice Ford, keep pushing your mainstream customers away by supporting homosexuality. The homosexuals are buying your products, so what are you gaining? Nothing! You're losing customers. Man what a bunch of idiots running Ford. Henry would be so proud - not.

Marla Miller

July 25, 2007 11:05 PM

I stand in shock that any company whether it be Ford, Walmart, Target, Lowes, etc. would "prove a point" by using immorality as a "victory". God is not mocked. We will all answer to the Lord Jesus Christ someday and know all of those people that praise Ford for its stand for evil and not supporting what would be the moral, Godly thing to do, will wish they would have chosen a different "agenga". What's next in their agenda? The support of terrorists? Their exhaltation of prostitutes and pedophiles? How evil and demonic can these companies degrade theirselves to? Apparently the filthiest they can be the better. They seem to love to wallow in the scum of temorary pleasure. All for the love of money, power and the ugliest things of this world. I am ashamed of everyone of these people and their supporters in these wicked choices. God loves all people but not the sin in which we degrade humanity and the horrid support of it. I will always as best I can to glorify the Lord and stand against all ungodliness, and I am saddened that people are praising the Ford company in their sickened decision of refusal to make a righteuos stand, instead of having them uphold the morals and values that started this country. Yes, oh yes, a country with integrity, character, strong righteous leadership. Our country was based and founded on and grew in the blessings of God and our honoring Him but now we see the apathy of these people that support every wicked act and call it "normal", call it a "human right" Homosexuality is a choice that goes against the very nature in which God has pre-ordained in His initial creation for it to be and we all know this is Truth and Truth changes not! Hell is forever. Repent of your sins, Jesus will lovingly save you all from the pit of hell you all unfortunately seem to want to spend eternity in. Ford, what you stand for now is sickening to me. This fight has turned into what's right against what's wrong, not selling vehicles. Spiritual warfare that you WILL lose! It's very obvious. Do the right thing. Not because you want to, in selfish fleshly pride, want to show someone up, but only because it would be the right thing to do. Will you also support murderers, terrorism, too, just to make a stand? You are supporting the degradation of a society full of young people growing, learning the truth. Don't let them see that you support lies. You are blinded because of your refusal to make right choices. Don't follow the "feel good" crowd. Think of your children's future. I will not buy from any company that has evil intentions. Ford.......you are in that list of marked organizations. You disgust me with your proud filthy defiance against what is RIGHT! I am ashamed of your joy in being a wicked and proud people representing a company that was once great. Your founder Henry Ford would be apalled! Jesus said, Woe to them that call good evil and evil good!.......Ford and "Company" you have a fight on your hands and in the ending it doesn't look real good for you and the rest of who stand side by side with you in this endeavor of destruction. You see I have read the "BOOK" and I know how it all ends. Is it worth your eternity???????.........I am sooooooooo proud of the AFA!!! You have my prayers nd support in this war campaign which our Lord will ultimately win! YES!!......

Scott

August 1, 2007 12:59 PM

It's not GAY, IT"S QUEER

Scott

Thurman Carter

August 2, 2007 2:01 PM

My last criteria for a vehicle - "anything but a Ford product." I bought a 2007 GMC Yukon XL. I helped my daughter buy her car. My only criteria to help was - "it must be anything but a Ford." I bought her a 2006 BMW.

Thurman Carter

Joywriter

August 3, 2007 1:34 PM

You can shake your fist in the face of God all you want, but truth will win out in the end. There are people I love in all manner of sin. I keep on loving them, but I will not support their sin. I bought a car just week before last. I told the dealer that one car make I would not buy is Ford, or its affiliates. I bought a nice Uplander instead. I feel sorry for those who have to work for Ford, but I cannot support the rebellion of those who change their very nature to appease their lust and vulgarity. No more Fords for Me!

M. Gill

August 24, 2007 2:45 PM

I agree that Ford should not practice advertising discrimination. However, there is a big difference between discrimination and endorsement. My reseach shows that Ford sponsored the 2007 Seattle Gay Pride Parade, among other sponsorships. Endorsement is not being discussed in this blog.

Ralph

August 25, 2007 8:52 AM

Although it is fine to advertise to gays, to support that the gay lifestyle is normal, is wrong. I am a buy American guy, and presently own two Fords, this will stop. I have gay friends, most of them drive Toyotas, my money will be heading to Japan now too.

anti afa

August 29, 2007 2:53 PM

August 27, 2007

American Family Association (AFA) Issues Action Alert – August 2007
Ford and its brands advertise to reach as many potential customers as possible, and the company supports a wide range of community groups, especially in the areas of breast cancer prevention, education and driver safety.

From time to time, the company or its brands have also supported events organized by or for the gay and lesbian community, and some brands have advertised in publications that target gays and lesbians. However, we don't promote anyone's agenda but our own – and that's selling great cars and trucks.

Late last week, the American Family Association (AFA) issued an "Action Alert" that contains incorrect and misleading information about Ford's marketing plans and corporate sponsorships.

This note attempts to clarify the issues.

The AFA reports that in January 2007 Ford "sponsored a graphic homosexual scene" on the FX television network show "Dirt." Ford Motor Company has never advertised on this program and will not as a matter of advertising policy. In fact, a GM brand was the lead advertiser.

In June, the AFA published the results of a study they say proves that Ford is the "top sponsor of homosexual network television shows." Their analysis simply counted ads placed by Ford and other large companies on television shows that have at one time or another featured sympathetic portrayals of gay or lesbian characters or issues. The shows include highly-rated programs such as ER, Grey's Anatomy, The Simpsons, The Office and Desperate Housewives. Toyota and DaimlerChrysler, along with Revlon, AT&T, Verizon and Quaker Foods were also singled out.
The AFA fails to note the Ford was honored by the Parents Television Council as one of the "Top Ten Best Advertisers" in 2006 and 2007. This annual report ranks advertisers according to how frequently they sponsor "wholesome, family-oriented television shows or those containing sexually graphic, violent or profane material on broadcast television." Toyota, Volkswagen and GM all ranked among the ten worst.

The AFA has stated that Ford Motor Company sponsored the 2007 Seattle Gay Pride Parade and the 2007 Cleveland Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans Pride Parade. Neither event was directly sponsored by Ford Motor Company.

The AFA reports that Ford continues to advertise in The Advocate and Out magazines. Volvo is an advertiser in these publications but Ford Motor Company, the Ford brand and Lincoln Mercury currently do not. Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Cadillac, Saab and many other automotive brands have advertised in these publications and other media targeting gay and lesbian audiences.

The AFA has identified Ford Motor Company as a "top tier" sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Volvo is a silver-level sponsor of HRC, which is the third tier of corporate sponsorship. Other sponsors include American Airlines, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, Marriott, Hilton, Kodak, Microsoft, Chase, Dell, Merrill Lynch, Nike and others. Ford Motor Company and the Ford and Lincoln Mercury brands are not currently sponsors.

Joe

August 30, 2007 5:57 PM

Too bad for Ford. I see that many of you who condone and aplaud the homosexual lifestyle made mention over two years ago on this board that this would be a good step for Ford. Two and half years later we can see that this was a stupid move on the part of Ford. Shame on them for being an activist for a macaber lifestyle and shame on those that acost AFA for defending what is good and right. They (AFA) force no one to follow them, but they do get involved. Way to go AFA. Shame on Ford.

Joseph

August 30, 2007 11:00 PM

I can't stand fords anyway, but I really can't stand them now that they support fags. I think it is a disgrace that this country listens to the minority as much as they do If they want to be gay do it in your closet and don't tell my kids its okay, IT'S NOT OKAY!!! They do more than advertise, they are the largest corporate supporter the fags have!!!!! Yuk!!! Piss on you Ford!

Jon

September 4, 2007 7:16 AM

I find it really amusing that a couple of people have stated that they're going to buy Toyota instead of Ford. I'm gay, and I see just as many Toyota ads as Ford ads while reading gay publications. As for me, I'll continue buying Toyota because they've taken a strong stand on energy efficiency and Ford is only beginnging to consider fuel economy now that they're losing money. Good for Ford for putting good business first, but it isn't enough for me.

Jan

September 5, 2007 2:18 PM

Bless your soul! You have proven that the almighty DOLLAR is more important to you than the ALMIGHTY! You should be advertising ways to bring people to the Lord rather than being an advocate to a lifestyle that will surely continue offering them nothing but turmoil! This is a perfect example! You are in my prayers.

Sherry

September 5, 2007 3:33 PM

Thanks Ford for standing up to the False Christians, AFA. AFA is not doing Gods work, but doing the Devils Work. God does not hate, but AFA does. God does not discriminate, but AFA does. God loves all his children, but AFA doesn't. God does not spread hate and anger, but AFA does. Thanks Ford. You have touched a great many many lives and you are living by example. God Bless America and FORD.

donald williams

September 6, 2007 3:59 PM

ford can do anything they wish.I don't care!!! I can do anything I wish.so not buying a ford is what I wish!!!!! ford nor the homo groups is going to ram this down my mouth.no pun intended.so what if ford goes out of bussiness.I don't care.long live the AFA.

Joe Schmuckatelli

September 6, 2007 9:08 PM

As of July 2007, 700,000 families have said they will not buy from Ford Motor Company because of the automaker's support of homosexual causes and business. How's business been since Ford made their fateful decision? Ford sales have been down 16 of the last 18 months. For August 2007, Ford reported a 14.4% drop in sales over the same month last year.

Brent Lynch

September 26, 2007 5:27 PM

As of 9/5/07, Ford's sales continue to plummet. The funny thing is that the media attribute the drop to everything but the boycott. The company will not long be able to continue to function if the boycott continues. I am surprised the stockholders have not revolted.

$9 a share for Ford?

It is sad to see a formerly great industrial company self-destruct.


J Purcell

October 2, 2007 8:26 AM

Kudos to you FORD. Supporting the rights of EVERY HUMAN BEING has nothing to do with spreading the AIDS epidemic. Why some incompetent redneck by the name of Simms Anderson even mentioned that is beyond me.

And as for close-minded bigots like Dave Patterson, heed not what they say. God is all knowing, and God created this earth and according to the bible he created everything on it. So God created homosexuals...wait...so then did God make a mistake? That would mean that the whole Christian Faith (according to these militant block-heads) is a bunch of lies. According to them the Devil created lies...so really they are following the church of the Devil and the "Gays" and their supporters are the real children of God...(I'm sorry I couldn't help myself here, I want them to realize how ridiculous they sound. Am I the only one that notices that all of Ford's supporters in this decision are well spoken individuals, while all of those attempting to speak out against the decision sound like uneducated back-country hillbillies?)

I hate to break it to you folks, but all you religious nuts are not God's messengers. By denying the AFA's demands, Ford is not attacking God or his message. Ford Motors is merely promoting their God given freedom to advertise where ever they so choose. Why should a company have to refrain from advertising to ANY demographic. The decision was based mainly on economics. The fact of the matter is, most homosexuals are well educated. Well educated people make money. Financially stable people will buy more cars than uneducated, under-achieving people with nothing better to do than pick a fight. Coincidentally, I think a small part of Ford's decision was an "in your face" statement to a cult that is trying to warp the minds of our youth.

The AFA is not looking out for our country's best interests. What they want is a new Crusade. Hopefully, because of your actions FORD, more large companies will stand up to these cowardly a-holes. I hope your profits sky-rocket.

J Purcell

October 2, 2007 8:52 AM

Someone was kind enough to mention Sodom and Gamorrah so I figured I would add something.

There are two prevailing views of the sin of Sodom in Christian thought. One is that the destruction of Sodom was due to inhospitality, as illustrated by the gifts of God to Abraham for his gracious action, contrasted with consequences of the behavior of the city's inhabitants. First we see hospitality and the way we should act, then inhospitality in that the people of Sodom seek to mistreat the newcomers. The Biblical text itself seems to suggest that the sin is based in part on inhospitality to some (if not a major) extent (although traditionally, the reason promulgated for the punishment has been focused on sexual immorality and not assault):

Now this was the sin of Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
—Ezekiel 16:49-50

The other prevailing explanation among Christians is that the sins of Sodom involved sexual immorality:

Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
—Jude 1:7

Interpretations of this passage vary. It may be that "going after strange flesh" is a euphemism for sex with strangers, sex outside of wedlock, or possibly something akin to bestiality, as the men of Sodom were seeking copulation with angels rather than humans.

The AFA is being inhospitable to Ford Motor Company and thus according to their beliefs should be judged in accordance with the word of the Lord. In other words, the hate that you are spreading is not only hurting millions of Americans' jobs, but also condemning your own souls to hell. It is not your right to judge any other human being before God. Only God can judge the human soul. So instead of spreading so many lies in order to further your own greedy goals, why don't you stop and think about not only what your doing to yourself, but also to the people around you.

Dale

October 3, 2007 6:21 AM

As I read the comments I see that the comments for Ford/homosexuals are against the AFA. I wonder why those who despise God for His commandments don't just openly poke Him in the eye? Scared? We all should be. God is not mocked and we don't get to make up our own god or rules. That is the FIRST commandment.

Paul

October 3, 2007 10:01 AM

I know this is old news, but my only question is why is an organization deemed "fanafical", "bigoted", like this second to last comment, how is the afa dictating? Isn't this the American way? Though I am a liberal and yes at times sorry to say a Democrat, I'm ashamed to say most of the hatred is coming not from the afa, but from people who oppose them calling them names. Lets think a little before we speak. Also, this last blog about "stupid sinister liberals" has got to be a dumb joke. It's a little too obvious. Fellow liberals, are we going to fight for free speech and peaceful organization and assembly only when we agree with the people speaking, or do we want a country where EVERYONE can speak as they wish. By the way thought I don't agree, I looked at AFA's web site, and didn't see one place where they spoke hatefully against homosexuals, only that they disagreed with the lifestyle. Hey more poer to free speech!!

Cheri

October 3, 2007 12:09 PM

Hmmm...wonder if all the idiots on this page that said hateful things towards Christians are seeing the MAJOR 17 month drop in ford sales now that we are in SEPTEMBER 2007.

pilar

October 10, 2007 9:06 AM

I want to say that both sides can seem extreme till you look at the facts. 1) No one wants to be told what they can and can not buy. 2)But doesn't what you buy and from whom, speak of how you spend you hard earned money and the wisdom that is involved in every purchase? I personally do not want my $ to go to a co. that backs gay marriages or relationships. I feel that if company displays their PRODUCT well, it will speak for itself. When they(whomever)start backing groups or sanctioning rights (on either side)THEY have made themselves targets and should EXPECT that some in society will not to agree. My dad owns Fords and would have never questioned that decision till now. Ford made themselves vunerable by taking any side and now expect people not to stand by what they believe. But Ford has made a choice. Fair is Fair.If you don't like what FORD stands for don't buy from them. Simple.

Dan

October 10, 2007 12:54 PM

Seeing the vitriol and hatred from these so-called "Christians" makes me really wish there were a hell for them to go to.

Michael

October 10, 2007 4:43 PM

Ford is going down!!!! Don Wildmon and Fred Phelps are creating a utopia free of gays. These men are visionaries. Thank you Don and Fred!!!
A person at church told me that Ford sponsored Queer eye for the straight guy also. Don't ever buy a Ford again!!!

God Bless the AFA and Westboro Baptist Church!!

Becky

October 13, 2007 11:11 AM

Thank you FORD for not participating in the religious campaign to smear gays and lesbians, but instead to SUPPRORT them! I hope other American companies follow in your footsteps! Religion is finally loosing its foothood on society and people are finally beginning to be WHO THEY HAVE REALLY BEEN ALL ALONG-and it's a beautiful thing.

Kirk

October 25, 2007 8:13 PM

It is sad that a group of immoral people can think they worship a God, That is opposed to sin and imorality,and a company that promotes it. I love God and all man, sin is sin no matter what color you try to paint it and sell it.We need to help each other out of sin not into sin.

JACK TUCKER

October 25, 2007 9:14 PM

COUNT ME AS A FORMER FORD CUSTOMER. SOMEONE HAS TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA TO DESTROY THE AMERICAN FAMILY. GOD SAID IT'S WRONG! WHAT BETTER AUTHORITY DO WE NEED?

JB

October 26, 2007 2:11 AM

Most Americans don't want their corporations sponsoring Homosexual agendas. You may think you're progressive in your thinking it is more like regressive. What you are doing is nothing new. Rome tried this and it fell. Every civilization that ever sanctioned this behavior fell!! Well so will your car company!!! I don't know how many Christians are in your company but I know they don't agree with your policy but foolishness abounds in this day and age just like in the past..

Kenneth Hill

October 26, 2007 5:30 AM

I'll never purchase another Ford product.

Scott

October 26, 2007 7:17 AM

I too have considered buying Ford products and would a love a new Mustang GT but am troubled by this ad campaign. Why can't car ads simply describe the cars and not push any social/political agend? The Mustang is beautiful, but this sexual orientation related campaign is unnecessary to sell cars and trucks. They are obviously selling/endorsing a gay lifestyle, so cannot cut them a check.

Fred

October 26, 2007 1:39 PM

I have owned 2 Ford Taurus's--great car. We also own a Mazda and like it very much.

However-----we simply cannot support a company that insists on advancing a culture of death and misery. Therefore, because of Ford's refusal to stop their policy of curelty, we have no chioce, in the future to buy any vehicle EXCEPT a Ford or it's affiliates.

Rev. Dr. Berrian

October 26, 2007 1:47 PM

Our nation is quickly backsliding into decadence in America. Our families always bought Fords which were reliable vehicles.

Promoting evil ways will lead young people away from moral purity. Homosexuality is only one of the unsightly sins of our times leading to destruction in the next eternal life

If you are Biblically illiterate read Genesis chapter nineteen and Romans chapter one.

Our nation has many demonic cancers that are eating away at the soul of our country. We have declined over the past twenty to thirty years. People today are generally selfish and do not care about others, only their agenda. The old Judeo-Christian ways are the best guidelines.

Promoting deviant immorality will be judged by the Lord, when your profits will gain you nothing.How much money are you going to take into the next life?

We vote no to advertizing to the Sodom and Gomorrah clientelle. Why promote vile wickedness?

Rev. Dr. I. Ray Berrian, Th.D.
Pennsylvania

KFB

November 1, 2007 8:30 PM

I have two Ford Vehicles. In May when I decided to purchase a new vehicle I decided that I would support a company that is neutral on homosexual activities... I purchased a Chev Impala.

Norm

November 7, 2007 8:17 PM

Thank you for standing up. If this advertising offends anyone, they have a serious problem within them selves. I bet that they are against anyone that is different than them. They are living a sheltered life with blinders on. I am from the baby booners and I have an open mind. More than I can say for some people. Keep up the good work. I have 2 fords, 1 car and 1 p/u. an 86 and a 97. I am proude to own them.

Harry

December 2, 2007 6:52 AM

I am always buy G.M cars and vanBut last car I bought gave so much headack I can't explain it.This 2003 Impala I bought has starting problem some time it does nt start.In warning box Car and lock starting flashing.I changed body moudel senser and then I changed the the key nothing work If some body have any idia Please e amil me at harrybasanti@hotmail.com

David Hodak

December 4, 2007 4:43 PM

Dear Ford,

I loved my Ford but I do not like or agree with the gay lifestyle and agenda, therefore, take your best Mustang Cobra, that I was considering, wax it twice, and drive it up the FAGS ASSES!

I hope you go out of business!

David...

J. Vann

December 4, 2007 9:29 PM

I have been buying Ford trucks for the last 20 years. I presently own a 2003 and a 2005. But they are my last Ford trucks. I will not give my money to Ford so they can support the Gay agenda. So long Ford, hello Toyota.

Angel

December 6, 2007 2:02 PM

What I don't understand is why America is treating homosexuals like they are their own race? You don't see straight people throwing parades for their sexual preference; You don't see rapists throwing parades for their sexual preference;you don't see child molestors throwing parades for their sexual preference. Sexual orientation is an individual decision even if it means sexual immorality or disgustingly unnatural. So why is America celebrating, supporting and advertising one group? You might as well support the rapists and child predators. These are all unnatural behaviors. Homosexuality is anti-life and anti-family. When we try to drag children into this (having to deal with two mommies or two daddies) it becomes sick and extremely selfish to confuse innocent children like this. I do not hate homosexuals and I would not be the one going around and harrassing them. That is their decision, just like adulterers, murderers, liars and thieves. It is between them and God. All we believers can do is present God's truth and love to them and pray-not harrass them. But when it comes to companies supporting immoral behavior and advertising sexually inappropriate images-that crosses the line. Keep your private business behind closed doors. The rest of us don't want to see that. If homosexual activists want everyone to leave them alone, then please leave the rest of us alone and stop trying to shove images of your sin before our eyes. We don't want to see it. I hate the sin, but not the sinner. May God have mercy...and yes I WILL BE BOYCOTTING FORD, ME AND MY OVER 100 MEMBER FAMILY! AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AFA.

Joel Fernandes

December 6, 2007 3:38 PM

I was on the verge of going for a Ford Edge, I thank the AFA team for bringing some vital truth, I bought an Honda Accord. I am relieved of supporting the guilt of sodomy. Anyone buying a Ford in my circles, well they will think twice. I am full steam ahead with boycotting FORD. Sorry Henry, you left some idiots to run your company

melony

December 12, 2007 8:37 AM

It appears that Ford Motor Co. made a bad business decision. I set out to buy the Ford Escape but joined the boycott and bought the Hyundai Santa Fe instead. My family and friends have decided to support the boycott.

Ford would rather offend approximately 98% of Americans to pander to 2-3% and of course eighty-five percent of Americans identify, as Christian.

Little Hills Farm

December 14, 2007 9:13 PM

I will not buy a car/truck from a company that openly despises God's laws. I did have my eye on an F-250 for my daughter but will not buy one.

I support the AFA and congratulate their work! THANKS AFA!!!

David

December 24, 2007 3:00 PM

Wow, looks like the anti gays are upset. Keep crying. Why do you want to control America? Well I must say that if you believe in Fairy Tales like the bible then you should shut up and realize that Ford is a company, not a religion. They want to sell to everyone, not just the wife beating drunks that like ford trucks. I guess they realize that the market for high end automobiles like Range Rover include many liberals and Gay people. Which makes sense. Smart people tend to make more money

Tim

December 28, 2007 8:27 AM

Thank you Ford for showing your true colors, yes I would rather send my money overseas than line the pockets of an organization that promotes something as reprehesible as the gay lifestyle. My family and friends will never, ever purchase a Ford product because of your response and continued support of this issue that goes against the majority of the consumers in the U.S.
Again an organization has bowed to a liberal minority and removed a choice of vehicle for people who have morals and are shopping for an automobile. Your company has in essence contributed to the number of dollars being spent on imported vehicles because of your poor decision. It would not sadden me to see the Ford Company sales drop to the point that it will suffer enough losses that it will be bought out by the Japanese.

Roger

January 3, 2008 5:59 PM

All the comments supporting Bill Ford and his company's decision and going along with him YOU must all be employees at Toyota:

http://www.boycottford.com/ford/businessweek/businessweek.htm

75 years as #2 automaker but their support of gays cost them history!

Dane Parten

January 7, 2008 10:50 AM

God's hand will not be on Ford as it has been in the past. Ford will continue to see it's sells go down as a result of this decision. There must be people in the upper management of Ford that are gay. Wake up 95% of Americans aren't!!! Bill Ford forget trying to get sales up, this decision will cost you more than any marketing executive could make you. You may think your doing the right thing, but you are dealing with moral issues, run the car business not a reglious battle. Wake up, I am praying for you to make the right decisions for the sake of all your employees across this nation. You don't realize how this has affected your employees and their familes.

Jaya

January 18, 2008 6:31 AM

gay and lesbians are human too, why bother about simple thing like that? I love ford, i will buy Ford Escape soon.

random

January 21, 2008 12:40 PM

I wonder if the hundreds of readers expressing AFA's irrational fears of homosexuality are aware that gays and lesbians also buy Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Volvos, Chryslers, GM, VWs, luxury editions of these cars as well as BMWs and Mercedes. So are they just not going to buy another car ever again because they're "gay cars" and the companies daring to sell them to the homosexual population are "evil, soulless and immoral?"

Gays and lesbians also buy food. From grocery stores. In their neighborhoods. So they should stop buying food too because they won't allow their patronage to extend to companies that "encourage violations of God's laws" by selling things to gays?

And where does this leave restaurants? Only someone who can prove that he or she is in a heterosexual relationship or some other heterosexual credentials can be allowed to eat in certain places? If I go out to eat with friend of the same gender, does this mean we'll be denied service because some homophobic host or hostess so paranoid about homosexuality it's suspicious, decides that we might be gay?

Additionally, since gays and lesbians buy many of the things advertised on TV, should we by extension boycott every company that advertises something gays might use in order to be "proper and moral?" I guess my vacuum, washing machine, dyer, microwave, dishwasher, couch, table, art prints, computers, MP3 players, bed, dresser, nightstands, clothes, car and apartment should all be tossed out the window because its pretty much a certainty that homosexuals bought the same items, the same models the same brands and rented apartments in the same complex and hence all these items are stained with evil homosexual cooties. For all I know, the person who rented my apartment before I moved in could be gay. Eep! I must be turning gay. Get out the Barbara Streisand records and Broadway show tunes, I'm doomed!

This may be a hyperbole, true. But it does highlight the fundamental flaw in the outpouring of sophistry here. While it sound like it's based on reasoning and some form of logic, when examined and extended it ultimately falls flat on its face because its basis is emotion and personal ideology, not reason. To boycott a company for selling or advertising to homosexuals and not considering the impact it would have on the world if we were to apply this logic beyond an isolated incident is not only short-sighted, it's intellectually dishonest and emotionally manipulative.

The bottom line here is that the AFA is an organization ran by hardliners of such ferocity, they would give any Randian hero a run for his money and their goal is to redefine our very existence to their personal ideology rather than allow us to adapt to the realities of everyday life. Their quest against Ford is just one of their many crusades. Let's remember that we're talking about people who speak fondly of book burning and Medieval style theocracy.

Tyler

January 31, 2008 4:41 PM

I have a couple people in my faimly that likes your vihicles but as long as I am able to buy or drive a truck im not gonna step inside one of yours. I will not support something that is against the true meaning of marraige Im only 16 and I dont see how yall get that it is ok for two guys or two woman to marry its not right. Just remember everbody will be judged in the end when we all meet at the gates of heaven, I dont think god intended for humans to marry the same sex. Im sorry if I affended you in any way but if you have anything you want to talk about you can e-mail me

Ed

February 4, 2008 9:53 PM

With almost 1 million people boycotting Ford and sales plummeting, it is unbelievable to me that Ford continues to promote the gay & lesbian lifestyle. Regardless of your personal beliefs, why would you commit business suicide by promoting something that will be adamantly opposed by the vast majority of society?

Ford sales dropped 4% in January compared to monthly sales a year ago. AFA's boycott of Ford is partly responsible for the decline.

AFA began a boycott of Ford in March 2006 after Ford reneged on a commitment to stop funding homosexual groups. Ford's sales have declined in 20 of the 23 months since the boycott began.

Supporting a stance that is opposed by most people just alienates you from those that would have been potential customers. Does Ford really think that the gay & lesbian community is going to somehow help them sell vehicles? What a joke!

If that's the niche Ford is looking for, then by all means - go for it. Let's see how long they last as a viable automaker.

david

February 8, 2008 7:42 PM

This is nuts. All Ford is doing is advertising their automobiles like all the other manufacturers. I guess everyone with the AFA is not buying any cars right now? Every Large Pharmaceutical company in the country offers domestic partner benefits, but this is not promoting anything. Are all of you going to stop going to the doctor or stop your health care now that you know this too? Evey time I don't get my way, I guess I should pout, whine, and boycott something too. I guess some people love getting involved in others peoples business and lives, and having the government make more laws and regulations to keep interfering in people's lives. Wait a minute, don't we call that a liberal democrat? Get a life.

Matthew Middleton

February 10, 2008 5:25 AM

I'm in the process of getting my driver's license, and when I have it a Ford vehicle will not be the one I drive. The common liberals, simple-minded as they are, would assume this is because I'm a "religious fascist". In this instance too reality doesn't fit their preconceptions. I have not been to a church since my childhood and haven't opened a bible in as long as I can remember.

Now I have a message for these pretentious hypocrites. You are just as irrational as the members of any religion, and just as self-righteous. I have been preached to more by people like you than by priests.

In the minds of both the far left and far right homosexuality is an issue of great importance. In reality though, a person's sexual orientation hardly matters. It certainly doesn't affect what people look for in cars. So why is Ford advertising so aggressively to gays? It is nonsensical from a business point of view.

Clearly Ford's leaders have the misguided notion that they should become activists instead of businessmen, and must take sides in this idiotic conflict. So long as I know my money is going to support this irrational partisanship I will avoid Ford products.

Jason Hicks

February 22, 2008 10:30 PM

Clearly there are a lot of nuts out there who think that being gay is ok or even normal, let alone gay marriage, so to put in plain and simple terms if it is ok for one couple to be gay then it is for ever one else, and if every one else was gay, man we would be come extinct, cuz two guys can't make babies and neither can two women. Wake up America, homosexuality is not normal and should not be accepted as a part of life.

Dena

March 11, 2008 9:16 AM

HELLO crazy Christian people... ALL car companies advertise to gay people... it's called SMART BUSINESS. So I guess you better start walking to work, eh?

Randee

March 17, 2008 5:09 PM

I'm so sick of hearing people accuse christians of being militant nazis. Having religious people and gay people in my family, I have never heard the religious people shove this issue in any one's face, but I have heard several gay organizations (including the public schools) tell me I MUST teach my child it's ok to be gay. I will NOT.
I do not support any organization or company that supports gay pride parades for only 5% of the national population living in an "alternative lifesytle".
What would happen if Chrysler supported a Straight Pride parade? The Gay community would have a freaking melt down.

All car companies advertise to gays and lesbians, but not all of them advertise in publications that actively promote the lifestyle.
This just seems to be a very poor choice for a company who's founder helped make this country's traditional values what they are...err...were.

Brandon

May 18, 2008 8:31 PM

I have a Ford Myself an it is in The bargain trader an if noone buys it I will give it away because I have no use for Ford anymore now that I have found this out the dicuss me..Wat is the world comin to..Being Gay is nasty an no one should support it..So I will see to it that I never drive a ford again I have just went out an bout a Chevy durmax disel an not only does it drive better but the company doesnt support queers.....So screw Ford motor company

James

September 21, 2008 2:00 PM

Too bad... I've always loved mustangs. Now niether me, my family members or business will support Ford.

J. S.

October 11, 2008 11:37 AM

I love how the AFA is worried about Ford supporting the "gay agenda." Ford is supporting equality. You bigots that say you will never buy a Ford again are nuts.

G Price

October 12, 2008 11:50 PM

At last count I own 21 Fords I Am what most people call A Ford Man I have my own business @ use Fords In that business We also have 4 Ford race trucks all are pre 2006 which I will keep My business My family @ If I can help it no one that I know Will ever drive a 2006 @ newer Ford!!!!!

P.S What A Shame

Wayne

October 17, 2008 1:22 PM

Ford is supporting themselves. Ford is a "for profit" business, and wants to advertise in the right places to reach their target audience. Yes, even gay people drive Fords. And all of you who won't buy anymore Ford vehicles? Well . . . you're idiots.

levi wade

November 17, 2008 12:49 PM

ahahaha, wow, im reading all these idiots who are claiming they're not going to buy fords anymore. GOOD, ford probably doesn't want homophobes driving their vehicles around.

my question is why is this story a big deal? like wayne said way down below, yes even gays drive fords, and yes ford is a for profit business, so it only makes sense to place their ads in publications they previously were not exposed to.

afa can kiss my ass they're inhumane and ridiculous. thank god i am gay and drive a ford sportstrac to piss people like that off. haha!

AFA Representative

December 3, 2008 11:03 PM

this is ridiculous, would you want your kids seeing two people of the same sex making out..when they ask you "mom, why are they kissing" what are you going to tell them...thats its okay. no absoulutly not. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS AGENDA! Gays do not have the right to get married and for Gods Rules, will not happen!

FAGS

mary

December 9, 2008 1:30 PM

this is so silly. why dont Ford stay out of this stuff as others shoul do . why does business take a stand. allow each person to this. They can give to the cancer or the criple childrens funds all kinds of things to support. This is not good biz. I always been told that religion and politics dont play a part in good biz. they serve a wide range of people and should serve with better products not with a pearsonal agenda such as this. i do not like movie actors telling me how to vote either . are we so stupid as to fall for this stuff? yes i guess we are

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