[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img] WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it would reinstate and expand the scope of its advertising in gay publications after criticism from gay rights groups.Ford said in a letter it would restore advertising for its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands in gay publications and run corporate ads marketing all eight of its vehicle brands in the publications.It is my hope that this will remove any ambiguity about Fords desire to advertise to all important audiences and put this particular issue to rest, wrote Joe Laymon, Fords group vice president for corporate human resources.
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AFA considering boycott of Ford Motor Company (Tupelo, MS) - The American Family Association says that Ford Motor Company reneged on some agreements reached in discussions with the automobile giant, and the organization is considering its next move.We had an agreement with Ford, worked out in good faith. Unfortunately, some Ford Motor Company officials made the decision to violate the good faith agreement. We are now considering our response to the violation and expect to reach a decision very soon, said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of AFA.AFA had called for a boycott of Ford last spring because of Fords support for the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage but suspended the boycott for six months at the request of a group of Ford dealers. Wildmon said AFA and Ford officials hammered out an agreement in the interim that was accepted by both parties.All we wanted was for Ford to refrain from choosing sides in the cultural war, and supporting groups which promote same-sex marriage is not remaining neutral, Wildmon stated.He stated that because Ford broke the agreement, the option of a boycott is now very much alive.No additional comments regarding Ford will be made at this time. American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over two million online supporters.
It feels like both sides are adopting [b]"power politics"[/b] as their way of shaping society's values.Is this really what Jesus would do?