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Ford Supports Same-Sex 'Marriage' Movement

by Ed Vitagliano
April 11, 2006

(AgapePress) - - If one looks for the company which has done the most to affirm and promote the homosexual lifestyle, he would be hard-pressed to find a company which has done more than Ford Motor Company.

That's the conclusion reached by the American Family Association (AFA), and it is the reason why the pro-family organization has called for a boycott of the automaker, which makes not only Ford products, but also Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Ford's support for the homosexual lifestyle is well known to homosexual organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The group gave Ford a 100% corporate rating -- meaning its promotion of issues important to HRC and other homosexual lobby groups was perfect. Fox News reported that Ford was the only automaker to receive the top score.

AFA has created a website -- BoycottFord.com -- to inform consumers of the depth of commitment Ford has to the homosexual agenda. Among the controversial steps taken by the company:

Donating to homosexual-rights groups -- Ford has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to homosexual groups which push the same-sex agenda, especially the drive to legalize same-sex marriage. For example, in 1999 Ford gave $200,000 to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and $100,000 to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Campaign.

In 2005 the company donated $250,000 to help build Affirmations, a homosexual community center, in Ferndale, Michigan. The top gift in the campaign to build Affirmations -- $500,000 -- came from Allan Gilmour, a homosexual and former vice chairman of Ford Motor Company. Before he retired, Gilmour was chairman of the Ford Motor Company Fund through which gifts to homosexual organizations are made.

Moreover, last year for every Jaguar or Land Rover purchased, Ford pledged to give up to $1,000 to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. In similar fashion in the past, Ford's Volvo division donated $500 to HRC for every vehicle purchased or leased.

The company is also an "Emerald Sponsor" of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a national organization promoting the acceptance of a kid's homosexual orientation, should they claim to be "gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered" (GLBT).

Ford is an annual sponsor of the Reaching Out MBA Conference that promotes the education, visibility and networking capabilities of GLBT business leaders in the U.S. and around the globe.

Sponsoring homosexual pride events -- In the 2005 Gay Pride Day in Ferndale, Michigan, Ford boasted that it had generously sponsored the "family area," which portrays same-sex couples as the heads of so-called families.

Ford has consistently sponsored these types of events. It gave more than $5,000 to help sponsor the 2004 Motor City Pride Weekend, and again helped sponsor the event in 2005. Last year the event included a homosexual "commitment [marriage] ceremony."

The company donated a red Mustang Cobra convertible to the Michigan Gay Pride March, becoming the first auto manufacturer to donate a vehicle. Ford also sponsored the "pride parade" in London in 2004 and 2005, and also was the main sponsor of the London Mardi Gras, a homosexual event.

Ian McAllister, chairman and managing director of Ford Motor Company Limited, praised the company's support for the homosexual community. "Ford has been supporting gay, lesbian and transgender events and charities for many years, and this year, Ford will be a main sponsor of the London Mardi Gras," McAllister said. "We believe at Ford in helping a global society that is more open and tolerant, and one that values diversity. Our presence at the Mardi Gras underlines that philosophy."

Advertising in homosexual media -- Ford supports homosexual publications with ads, including sexually-oriented ads. One such ad for Ford's Volvo division contained a photo that is obviously intended to represent male arousal.

The company hired a Washington, DC, marketing firm to target the GLBT market, which developed a plan to involve Ford in the day-to-day business of selling vehicles worldwide to homosexual customers. Moreover, Ford actively recruits homosexuals for employment by advertising on homosexual job websites.

Pushing employees to accept homosexuality -- Ford held the first automotive conference aimed at bringing diversity to the car industry.

"Diversity" is a code word used by many companies to force employees to accept homosexuality. By defining themselves as a minority such as African-Americans, homosexual activists seek to bolster their claims of needing special treatment.

Encouraged by Ford, more than 100 multinational companies attended the meeting which, according to 365Gay.com, included a goal of "broadening the number of LGBT workers in the field."

The company was also an executive sponsor of the 2004 Out and Equal Workplace Summit Conference. The purpose of the event was to advance the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage, in major corporations.

All of this effort on behalf of the homosexual community has gotten Ford noticed by homosexual activists. The company has been on the DiversityInc.com Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in each of the four years the rankings have been published.

"Ford enthusiastically supports the homosexual lifestyle and homosexual organizations -- all of which are vigorously promoting same-sex marriage," said AFA president Tim Wildmon. "We just can't sit idly by while a once great car company chooses sides in the culture war."

AFA is asking those who oppose Ford's promotion of homosexuality to boycott the company and to sign a petition to that effect at the BoycottFord.com website.

"Call your local Ford dealer as well as dealers for the rest of Ford's automotive divisions, and let them know you will not buy products from a company which will use some of those profits to undermine marriage, the family and our culture," Wildmon said.


Ed Vitagliano, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is news editor of AFA Journal, a monthly publication of the American Family Association. This article, reprinted with permission, appears in the April 2006 issue.

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