From Savege Love
STRAIGHT RIGHTS UPDATE: After secret meetings with the
right-wing American Family Association (AFA), Ford Motor Company agreed
to pull its advertising from gay publications and cease sponsoring gay
events in order to avoid a threatened boycott. What does this have to
do with straight rights? The same AFA fucks intimidating Ford on the
gay issue are the same fucks intimidating retailers like Target into
denying women access to morning-after pills. They're the same assholes
trying to stop the Feds from approving a vaccine for two strains of
HPV. (The HPV vaccine—already tested and 100 percent effective—could
save thousands of women's lives every year.) When the AFA successfully
attacks gay rights it only emboldens their attacks on straight rights.
So gay or straight, the AFA is your enemy.
What can you do? Call Ford dealers in your area and let them know
that you won't be buying a Ford after this. (A list of Ford dealers
broken down by state can be found on Americablog: http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/12/contact-your-local-ford-dealership.html.
And while you've got 'em on the phone, ask them what Ford was so afraid
of. The AFA's boycott of Disney was called off after nine years because
it wasn't working. When the AFA threatened Kraft, the execs
at Kraft told the haters from the AFA to go fuck themselves. But what
did Ford do when the AFA threatened them? The “Built Ford Tough” boys
collapsed into a puddle. “Ford Puff” needs to hear from people who
won't buy cars from companies that cave in to right-wing hate mongers.
And when your local Ford dealer tells you that he didn't make this
decision, tell him they had better yell at Ford HQ and get this
decision reversed. Microsoft caved to right-wing Christian bullies, and
then reversed itself. Ford can too.