FORD MAKES YOU GAY!
Group Calls For Boycott Of Ford Over Gay Rights
UPDATED: 6:37 am EDT June 1, 2005
DETROIT – A conservative Christian group has begun a boycott of Ford, claiming the car company “leads the way” in being pro-gay.
The American Family Association said it’s targeting the automaker for giving thousands of dollars to gay rights groups, offering benefits to same-sex couples and actively recruiting gay employees.
The group recently gave up a nine-year boycott of Disney over some of the same issues. The campaign did not seem to have much of a financial impact on the company.
At Ford, an executive responded that it respects all of its customers and employees, including those who are gay. Joe Laymon, vice president of human resources, added that competitors also provide benefits for same-sex partners and market their vehicles to the gay community.