In the face of plummeting car sales, Ford Motor Company has taken steps to reduce its aggressive, pro-homosexual policies, prompting a family-rights group to call off its boycott of the carmaker.
AFA Chairman Donald Wildmon said the original agreement between the family group and Ford contained four items:
Ford would not renew current promotions or create future incentives that give cash donations to homosexual organizations based on the purchase of a vehicle.
Ford would not make corporate donations to homosexual organizations that, as part of their activities, engage in political or social campaigns to promote civil unions or same-sex marriage.
Ford would stop giving cash and vehicle donations or endorsements to homosexual social activities such as ‘gay’-pride parades.
Ford would cease all advertising on homosexual websites and through homosexual media outlets (magazines, television, radio) in the U.S. with the exception of $100,000 to be used by Volvo. The Volvo ads would be the same ads used in the general media and not aimed at the homosexual community specifically.
Wildmon said a few minor issues remain, and AFA will continue to bring these to the attention of Ford.
According to AFA, during the 24 months the boycott was in effect, Ford sales dropped an average of 8 percent per month. The organization said its boycott was not entirely responsible for the drop in sales, but played a very significant role. A total of 780,365 individuals had signed AFA’s Boycott Ford petition.
As WND previously reported, Ford was ranked among the top companies scoring a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 Corporate Equality Index,
with policies beneficial toward homosexuals.
at ford ..queers ran the place into the ground The Last Prejudice: Ex-Vice Chairman of Ford comes out.(CFO Allan Gilmour discusses Ford's economic situation, and the impact of his announcing that he is gay)(Brief Article)(Interview)
June 3, 2002 | Copyright
Before Allan Gilmour retired as vice chairman of Ford Motor Co. in 1995, he kept a deep secret: he was gay. Two years later Gilmour came out publicly, but said he didn't do so while at Ford out of fear of hurting the company's reputation. Last week Ford CEO Bill Ford brought Gilmour, 67, back to be chief financial officer and help fix the ailing automaker.