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Ford Motor Company's
Support of Gay & Lesbian Causes-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor This widely circulated
eRumor is a forward of an alert from the American Family
Association, a Conservative watchdog group in Mississippi.
It urges a boycott of Ford Motor Company because of the company's
support of various gay and lesbian efforts.
The Ford Motor company, either
through its company policies or through donations, has been
supportive of several gay and lesbian goals.
Examples, mostly from the Ford Motor Company site:
In a press release dated 2/1/05, Ford announced a pledge of $250,000
to the "Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center in the
Detroit suburb of Ferndale, one of the largest donations ever made
from a fortune 500 company to a lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT)
In March, 2004, the co-founder of Ford's gay, lesbian or bisexual
employees group (GLOBE) was honored by the Affirmations Lesbian and
Gay Community center.
In April, 2004, Volvo Cars of North American (a division of Ford)
was given an Advertising Research Foundation award for it's campaign
targeting GLBT customers.
In June, 2004, Diversity Inc. named Ford as among the top 10
companies for GLBT workers.
In July, 2004, Ford became the first of the Big-3 auto companies to
add "Gender Identity" as a protected category.
In July, 2002, Ford hired Witeck/Combs Communications to handle
their advertising to the gay and lesbian market, according to the
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Ford Motor Company Supports Homosexual Marriage
You are probably unaware that Ford Motor Company is a
major supporter of the homosexual movement, including homosexual
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, to sponsoring a
"commitment (marriage) ceremony", to sponsoring Gay Pride
Parades, Ford leads the way.
To let you see Ford's support, we developed the
I urge you to take action today. Sign the petition to
boycott Ford. Call your local Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Jaguar,
Mazda and/or Land Rover dealer (all are part of Ford Motor Company) and
inform them you will not be buying a Ford product until they stop their
promotion of the homosexual movement and homosexual marriage.
Be sure to forward this information to your friends
and family. They will be as surprised as you to learn of Fordís
extensive promotion of homosexuality.
Click here to go to BoycottFord.com and take the
action listed on the right hand side (signing the pledge and calling
your local dealer). Remember, calling your local dealer is very
important. Please be polite. If the dealer wants more information, refer
him to the BoycottFord.com page.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
P.S. Donít forget to call your dealer and to forward
this to family and friends.
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