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01/11/2006

Just in time for the new year: more FORD nonsense!

by Jeremy Hooper

   Responding to the gay-supportive outcome of the Great Ford Saga of 2005, a coalition of 43 "pro-family" groups, led by our ol' two step partners at the American Family Association, have written a letter to Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford asking that the automaker "remove itself from involvement in the cultural war and apply its resources to building the best product possible." Saying that they cannot "sit by as Ford supports a social agenda aimed at the destruction of the family," the "pro-fam" consortium asks the auto giant to retract the gay-supportive statement they issued on December 14 and "honor the [gay-unfriendly]representations" they initially made during a November 28 closed-door meeting with the AFA.

We would like to encourage Ford executives to not make their way to the company cafeteria and consume the prepared "Damned if you do, damned if you don't -- goodbye cruel, paradoxical world" emergency Kool-Aid just yet. We know these "pro-fam" folks sound all like, "We're not crazy, this is a war, the homos are evil, our poo smells like roses, we're not bigots, we're "pro-family," so listen to us, we have Jesus on our side, we will boycott, did I mention we don't like homosexuals, because we don't, we really don't, have you seen my Bible, I could have sworn I left it somewhere a few commas back, oh well, I have seventy, I'll just get another, did you see that we have 43 groups on our letter, yet not one uses the name "anti-gay," isn't that weird, it's just not as marketable as "pro-family," because this way it implies that the opposition is "anti-family," we also use this strategy with abortion, it's the way we roll, muddying the waters is fun, don't support homos, they are immoral, this type of discrimination is acceptable," but you know in your four wheel driving hearts that the sentiment they so proudly espouse is really uncool. Equality has always triumphed over bias, and this time will be no different.

The AFA had requested a reply from Ford by January 20; here's sincerely hoping the Dearborn-based executives' terse response will sound something like: "Boh, just but the buck up, benbolerant bouchebags."

43 pro-family groups ask Ford to honor commitment, stop funding either side in cultural war[AFA Release]

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