A View From The Handbasket

Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Have you bashed gays... lately?
Posted by neros_fiddle at 3:03 PM
Let's see here. First, Donald Wildmon's gay-hating American Family Association threatens a boycott of Ford unless they stop advertising in gay-oriented media. Ford stops advertising in gay-oriented media. Wildmon calls off the boycott. Yet, Ford insists that there's no connection between the events!

Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday that its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands will no longer advertise in gay publications, but denied that the nation's second largest automaker made the decision under pressure from conservative Christian groups.


Ford's move came nearly a week after the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association canceled a boycott of Ford vehicles that began in May, when the group criticized Ford for being too gay-friendly.

"We are ending the boycott of Ford," association Chairman Donald Wildmon said in a statement Wednesday on the group's Web site. "While we still have a few differences with Ford, we feel that our concerns are being addressed in good faith and will continue to be addressed in the future."

But, wait, there's more! You say this transparent mendacity reminds you of a certain Presidential Administration? That's no coincidence! The very Ford execs who negotiated the deal with the AFA (that Ford denies even exists) are former Bush White House officials. That's Bush -- making the world safe for ultra-right wackos.

Nice to know that the legacy of Nazi-lovin', Jew-hatin' Henry Ford is alive and well.

(Image from here.)

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