With Boycott Lifted, Ford Is Super, Thanks For Asking!

with boycott lifted ford is super thanks for asking

The American Family Association has announced the end of its two and a half year long boycott of FoMoCo. OneNewsNow.com, which is owned by the AFA, brings glad tidings of the boycotts success in keeping Ford a good, old fashioned, bigoted company. Ford no longer gives cash incentives to homosexual groups based on the purchase of a vehicle, it has ceased to make corporate donations to homosexual organizations that engage in political or social campaigns promoting civil unions or homosexual marriage, it has stopped giving cash and vehicle donations or endorsements to homosexual social activities such as Homosexual Pride parades, and it no longer buys ads on homosexual web sites and homosexual media outlets. The AFA credits the 780,000 who signed the "Boycott Ford" petition with bringing about a change in Fords corporate philosophy. "During the time the boycott was going on, Ford averaged a drop of eight percent in sales each month," says AFA founder Don Wildmon. "Was the boycott entirely responsible for that? No, but it did play a significant role." Forbes quotes Ford sources as saying the automaker had "decreased overall charitable spending and advertising in recent years because of financial losses" and "its principles haven't changed and that it is committed to treating everyone fairly."

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  • Menno Menno on Mar 12, 2008

    Perhaps there would be a way for Ford to completely divest itself of it's non-North American operations, such as selling out to Renault and Nissan, then letting Ford NA go Chapter 7 in North America, in order to save "something" of Ford's long legacy, and "most" jobs. I'm willing to bet that there was a lot of lights on in Dearborn until early this morning, with the billions of dollars now potentially going to blow away in the wind. What's also significant about the judicial finding is that it affects all OTHER car companies worldwide who wish to sell vehicles here. To make a long story short, "nobody" can "hide" behind the fact that a vehicle passes Federal Requirements when being sued, any more. It's no longer a defense. This went all the way to the US Supreme Court and then was passed down a level for a binding decision, which did happen. Personally, I am of two minds about it since now there is no way that car companies can be anything like assured that they can't simply be sued out of existance by a minor screw-up somewhere in the supplier-chain, and this especially is dangerous (in my humble opinion) for the 2.8 and Chinese auto manufacturers (who are lacking quality and experience). So while this might be a way for the US to scare off many Chinese auto companies who might wish to sell in North America, (and I have to wonder if some of that thought process went into the decision), the "unintended consequences" are possibly going to be the loss of Ford, Chrysler and GM. But huzzah! - the sheister lawyers ("redundancy", I know) will be rich!

  • Menno Menno on Mar 12, 2008

    Whoops sorry for the double post. I forgot to mention that, yes, taxman100 has a good point. I have heard that a very large proportion of pickup trucks being traded in for Toyotas in Texas, are used Fords. It was initially the Texas Ford dealers who pushed so hard for FoMoCo to pull out of the "culture wars" by sending so much money to homosexual causes. Car companies should be neutral in things like this and simply spend their time designing and building the best cars and trucks they can, and marketing them without favor to all. Potentially offending a portion of 70% of the public for a stab at a portion of 2% of the market is just plain dumb, no ifs ands or buts. (whoops, sorry).

  • BKW BKW on Mar 12, 2008

    Ford has a large chuck of cash? Uh huh...yeah right! Where did they get it? They put up the ENTIRE company assets to get a multi-billion dollar loan to stave off bankruptcy. Ford's current cash on hand figure, if I recall, is currently 31 billion dollars or so. Ford continues to lose money in the US, which offsets any profits from Europe and Australia. So...that begs the question...where will Ford get the money to pay off that loan? The Edge ad someone mentioned...the ad says some BS about never being lost for words. What that has to do with an Edge, only Ford knows. Here's four words Ford has lost: No sales, no profits!

  • Wulv Wulv on Mar 12, 2008

    780000 Signatures? WOW, well NOW we know where all Fords sales went! Now that the ban is lifted, think of all the sales Ford will be getting right away! All their sales MUST have gone to imports too , since they haven't gone to any other domestic automaker. Soon the crazies will be coming out of the woodwork to save Ford, YAY. Ford management must be kicking themselves after realizing the sheer number of sales lost to the AFA ban. /sarcasm off