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12/15/2005

Ford saga cont'd: Gays now happy, AFAs now bitter

by Jeremy Hooper

  Responding to the fantastic statement Ford made yesterday committing themselves once again to the principles of diversity and fairness, the American Family Association's Don Wildmon (pic.) says today via press release:

We had an agreement with Ford, worked out in good faith. Unfortunately, some Ford Motor Company officials made the decision to violate the good faith agreement. We are now considering our response to the violation and expect to reach a decision very soon"
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All we wanted was for Ford to refrain from choosing sides in the cultural war, and supporting groups which promote same-sex marriage is not remaining neutral"

Wildmon also indicates that the option of an AFA boycott is now "very much alive."

Consequently, we hear Ford executives have all quietly packed up their things and purchased one-way Greyhound tickets to rural Pennsylvania, where they plan to live a less "damned if you, damned if you don't" sort of existence casually selling apples on the side of a rural road.

AFA considering boycott of Ford Motor Company [AFA Press Release]

BACKSTORY: Should we push our 1989 Ford Aerostar van off a cliff? [Dec 1]
Is Ford dicking us over? The plot thickens [Dec 5]
Is Ford selling us out? [Dec 6]
In which we blow up our Mustang [Dec 7]
It's not only Ford who's watching [Dec 7]
All Ford, all the time: GLAAD removes link to Jag/Land Rover-related promo [Dec 7]
Professionally gay to meet with professionally Ford [Dec 12]
In which we talk about the Ford meeting as if we were there [Dec 13]
In which we start piecing back the blown up bits of our Mustang [Dec 14]

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