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Ford Reduces Pro-Homosexual Policies Due to Declining Sales

Posted by Joshua Price on March 11, 2008

Though Ford’s declining auto sales can’t all be attributed to the boycott of the American Family Association it certainly appears that it had a significant impact.

Ford’s auto sales have declined an average of 8% a month during the two year boycott.

In case you don’t remember this story, here’s a good overview from WorldNetDaily:

n the face of plummeting car sales, Ford Motor Company has taken steps to reduce its aggressive pro-homosexual policies, thus prompting a family-rights group to call off its boycott of the carmaker.

The American Family Association says it’s suspending its two-year boycott of Ford, noting the auto giant has met the conditions of the original agreement between AFA and Ford from 2005.

AFA Chairman Donald Wildmon said the original agreement between the family group and Ford contained four items:

  1. Ford would not renew current promotions or create future incentives that give cash donations to homosexual organizations based on the purchase of a vehicle.
  2. 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.
  3. Ford would stop giving cash and vehicle donations or endorsements to homosexual social activities such as ‘gay’-pride parades.
  4. 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.

So what have we learned from this story? Well this clearly shows that the homosexual community doesn’t hold as much tangible power as they and the liberals in Hollywood would have us believe.

You see, while Hollywood may continue to trot at shows with homosexuals playing prominent, in-your-face roles because it believes that homosexuals make up the entire viewing audience, auto dealers are finding out that Americans who favor traditional values are the ones with the real influence.

Now you watch, the liberal media and the business community will try to pass the entire loss in sales on the economy and the decline in spending on most durable goods, but why, if that’s the case, would Ford start to make movement towards meeting the demands of the AFA?

In other words, Ford must know that it has lost sales–and a significant amount at that–as a result of the boycott. That means their policies had an adverse affect.

http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=58587

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