The American Family Association Boycott (?) of Ford

Finally, a bit of truth from the AFA.  In their newest action alert, they claim that their boycott is not fully responsible for the drop in Ford car sales.  The real truth is that they have had no effect.  Here is their alert (I’ve underlined and bolded):


Dear Kevin,

Ford Motor Company sales for the month of June dropped 8 percent compared with sales during June 2006.  Ford sales have gone down in 14 of the last 16 months.  While the boycott isn’t totally responsible for the drop in sales, it has played a major role.

AFA has identified Ford as a leading promoter of same-sex marriage and the homosexual agenda.  AFA began a boycott of Ford in March 2006 after Ford reneged on an agreement with AFA to cease their promotion of the homosexual lifestyle.  More than 720,000 individuals have signed the AFA sponsored Boycott Ford Pledge.  For more information on the Ford boycott, and to sign the pledge, click here.

Ford continues to financially support homosexual groups despite the massive sales drop and a loss of millions for the company’s stockholders.  Dealers and stockholders have asked that the company take a stand similar to that of Wal-Mart which will not support or oppose controversial issues.  Chrm. Bill Ford has refused to establish such a policy, choosing to continue financially supporting the homosexual movement.

Now what is really interesting about this bit of news is what the AFA did not tell its readers:  all U.S. carmakers are reporting sales declines.  Hmm.  In fact, I think AFA picked the wrong carmaker to pretend that their boycott is having any effect–General Motors saw its sales plummet 21%.  There isn’t a month in the past two years of Ford sales that such bad news has been reported.  I’m sure Don Wildmon is quickly trying to think of excuses why GM had such a big drop.  Don Wildmon also did not say that Ford truck sales went up by nearly 3%.  Maybe he should be telling his followers to stop buying those darned Ford trucks!  They are hurting AFA’s profits! 

What I really want to see is a list of all the employees of AFA and the cars that they own.  Let’s see how many Ford cars these people are driving around. Come on–put your money where your mouth is, Mr. Wildmon!

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