AFA: Ford Pays for Sex Change Ops

Robert Farago
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afa ford pays for sex change ops

The American Family Association (AFA) has sent out an " action alert" to its members informing them that Ford's health care policy covers the medical expense of workers who undergo a sex change operation. Apparently, a full page Volvo ad in The Advocate's transgender issue got someone within Donald E. Wildmon's organization thinking about Ford's medical plans for employees suffering from gender dysmorphia. The AFA report claims "Ford offers medical benefits to help pay expenses of those who choose to undergo sex change operations. Ford pays for mental health counseling, hormone therapy, medical visits, and short-term disability after surgical procedures for employees who desire to change their sex." The AFA hopes the alert will help add adherents to their petition declaring its signatories' intention to "boycott Ford Motor Company automobiles until Ford stops supporting homosexual groups which are pushing homosexual marriage." The AFA claims the e-document has attracted 777,833 signatures. Given that the organization also claims its campaign has been the "driving force" behind Ford's dropping sales and Bill Ford's decision to step aside for CEO Alan Mulally, a grain (though not a column) of salt may be in order.

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  • Shaker Shaker on Jan 01, 2008

    Hmm... I wonder what the company policy is on toilet usage? I'd like to see that in print: "The employee who returns to work after gender-change surgery is required to use the "gender appropriate" rest room, or be subject to disciplinary action." hoo boy...

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Jan 01, 2008

    What I really like about this story is the fact that the corporate types are getting the attacks from both sides. I hope this will mean that they stop caving in to demands of the boycott groups and adopt policies that thwart them. Personally, I side with Carguy, and I think the large amount of money collected by Ron Paul shows we are not alone. We just want to be left alone.

  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Jan 01, 2008

    Why do these groups exist ? I for one don't care who sleeps/does what with who, provided they are consenting adults. What motivates someone to care what goes on in someone else's bedroom ? Back to cars, please.

  • Martin Schwoerer Martin Schwoerer on Jan 02, 2008

    A late response from a reader in universal health care land. Here in Germany, you get free treatment for various ailments if they are not purely cosmetic. Meaning: Botox: no. Reduction of too-heavy breasts which give you back pains: yes. Sex-change operations if there is substantial indication of psychological hardship: yes. Tummy tucks: no.