A conservative Christian group launched a boycott against Ford Motor Co. Tuesday, saying the second-largest U.S. automaker has given thousands of dollars to gay rights groups, offers benefits to same-sex couples and actively recruits gay employees.
“From redefining family to include homosexual marriage, to giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to support homosexual groups and their agenda, to forcing managers to attend diversity training on how to promote the acceptance of homosexuality… Ford leads the way,” American Family Association chairman Donald Wildmon said in a statement.
Apparently when doing God’s work, you damned well better be driving a Chevy- cuz those folks at GM know how to keep the fags in place. With the auto industry in dire straits, I hope this boycott is as successful as the Disney one:
The AFA recently ended a nine-year boycott of The Walt Disney Co. over Disney’s decision to extend benefits to same-sex couples and promote gay-related events at its theme parks. The boycott appeared to have little effect, since Disney reported higher earnings and increased theme park attendance during that time.
And in case you forgot who these clowns are, they are the same jerks who earlier this week were deriding Arlen Specter over his position on stem cell research.
Life is really busy when you are a wingnut, and I can’t wait for the comments claiming I am anti-Christian for discussing these jerks. Really, though, at some point can we agree that at least we should thank Fred Phelps and his ‘God hates Fags’ goons for their refreshing candor? I prefer them over all these charlatans who pretend to have an air of respectability.
And, because irony knows no boundaries, I offer you this:
The ABC summer reality show “Welcome to the Neighborhood” portrays Christians as bigoted, self-righteous and judgmental.
The program features seven diverse families vying for a new house on a suburban cul-de-sac. The neighbors get to pick the winners.
But Movie Guide’s Ted Baehr said the Christian contestants will be the ones people love to hate…
“ABC is really making a tremendous mistake in terms of audience,” he said. “The audience out there wants positive portrayals.”
Baehr said TV shows that do not debase people of faith are at the top of the ratings.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, suggested paying some attention to the sponsors of the program.
“Find out who the advertisers are and contact the advertisers,” he said. “That’s the best way to impact a television program or series.”
But he cautions: Be careful that in your calls to ABC and its sponsors you don’t become the stereotype you’re protesting.
Where would people get the weird idea that members of the AFA are bigoted, uncouth, self-righteous, judgemental or prejudiced?