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In the face of plummeting car sales, Ford Motor Company has taken steps to reduce its aggressive, pro-homosexual policies, prompting a family-rights group to call off its boycott of the carmaker.
The American Family Association says it’s suspending its two-year boycott of Ford, noting the auto giant has met the conditions of the original agreement between AFA and Ford from 2005.
AFA Chairman Donald Wildmon said the original agreement between the family group and Ford contained four items:
- Ford would not renew current promotions or create future incentives that give cash donations to homosexual organizations based on the purchase of a vehicle.
- Ford would not make corporate donations to homosexual organizations that, as part of their activities, engage in political or social campaigns to promote civil unions or same-sex marriage.
- Ford would stop giving cash and vehicle donations or endorsements to homosexual social activities such as ‘gay’-pride parades.
- Ford would cease all advertising on homosexual websites and through homosexual media outlets (magazines, television, radio) in the U.S. with the exception of $100,000 to be used by Volvo. The Volvo ads would be the same ads used in the general media and not aimed at the homosexual community specifically.
Wildmon said a few minor issues remain, and AFA will continue to bring these to the attention of Ford.
According to AFA, during the 24 months the boycott was in effect, Ford sales dropped an average of 8 percent per month. The organization said its boycott was not entirely responsible for the drop in sales, but played a very significant role. A total of 780,365 individuals had signed AFA’s Boycott Ford petition.
As WND previously reported, Ford was ranked among the top companies scoring a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 Corporate Equality Index,
with policies beneficial toward homosexuals.