April 20, 2006

Delusions of Grandeur

Our friends at the AFA (American "Family" Association) are still harassing the Ford Motor Company. Their latest grievance is Ford's sponsorship of The Family Area at the upcoming Motor City Pride event in suburban Detroit on June 4.

That in itself is enough to annoy the AFA, but an activity scheduled in this area is really ticking them off. The Detroit MCC church is looking for gay and lesbian couples to participate in a committment ceremony to make a statement in support of same-sex marriage.

The AFA is using this as more ammunition to get people on board with their boycott of Ford. Here's the part that really chafes me. Taken from their website:

"Since the boycott began, Ford stock has fallen 7% and Associated Press stated that Ford sales were down 5% in March. Many financial consultants believe that Ford is headed for bankruptcy. It appears that Ford is more willing to face bankruptcy than ending their support of homosexual groups and causes."

Wait a minute--back the truck up! Is the American Family Association actually trying to claim credit for pushing Ford toward bankruptcy.

Anyone who closely follows the news knows that Ford, or any other American automaker, doesn't need anyone's help to encounter financial difficulties.

It makes me wonder how many of the AFA's members are really that closely in touch with the news or most of the reality the rest of us live in every day.


  1. Is the American Family Association actually trying to claim credit for pushing Ford toward bankruptcy.

    Right answer! You got it!

  2. I used to go to a baptist church when I was younger and they always had a steady supply of the AFA Journals. In retrospect, they were amusing. Delusions of grandeur indeed! They seem to pretty much claim responsibility for every single downfall or financial loss of most any business entity that they have labeled as having "evil" secular values. I find it interesting that they haven't mentioned a thing about their long-running (and miserably failed) boycott of Disney products/services.

  3. They did the same thing when they were all hot and bothered about K-Mart. They posted that thanks to the boycott, K-Mart's stock price dropped 8% !! Wooppeee! They soon took the press release off their website but it was still possible to find it on the sites of others who syndicate the AFA's filth - like here.

    Nevermind the fact oil is skyrocketing again, and as a result the economy slows just enough to make people avoid buying big ticket items like cars ... especially when gas is too much to afford to put INTO their shiny new car.

    It's just a shame, I think, that in their fundamentalist indoctrination centers they fail basic economics.

  4. er, not K-Mart. Target. K-Mart has its own economic issues. :-P