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01-11-2006, 05:21 PM
AFA and 43 christian organizations band together in a statement of hatred (http://media.afa.net/newdesign/ReleaseDetail.asp?id=3364)
some days it's just so disheartening, so discouraging.
how will Ford respond?
01-11-2006, 06:41 PM
That is disturbing... I hate to say it, but the AFA may as well have a swatiska posted on their logo - its like the corporate & conservative form of pro-legislative hatred. Our LGBT brothers & sisters were persecuted & murdered by the Nazis - it cannot happen again.
By sponsoring hatred; it is like advocating LGBT suicides, etc. Sorry, its just stuff like that gets me angry... We are in the 21st century;
not the 17th century.
May Ford ignore the AFA ((fingers crossed))
NBC's support, so far, of The Book of Daniel seems to suggest that LGBT programming can get high ratings (3rd I think as posted in the media - correct me if wrong).
01-11-2006, 10:41 PM
I no longer hesitate to classify the AFA as a hate group. They are just as bad as the Traditional Values Coalition. Only look at their site if you can deal with a lot of slime directed at gays; it can be very emotionally disturbing to look around the TVC site.
Shall we all write letters to Ford (again) re-stating our support for Ford's sanity and logical business practice, and re-asserting that the majority of their customer base is fair-minded? Given all the extreme pressure this group is trying to exert, we might be wise to do so. Otoh, I think the AFA is starting to hang itself - check out how they devote a paragraph to lecturing Ford to focus on its product and get out of the cultural war, saying Don't Take Sides, and then in the next paragraph they demand that Ford take THEIR side. Then, that final line about they can no longer trust Ford to keep its verbal agreements is so petulant, it may just cause Ford to mutter, "assholes," while tearing up the letter and writing the AFA and its boycotting members off as a lost cause.
What think y'all?
Catt of the Garage
01-12-2006, 07:08 AM
I think Poor Ford! They're just trying to stay out of the argument and amass filthy lucre in an amoral fashion, but wherever they turn, they can't win.
I think the AFA have their heads up their backsides to a great extent, as it would appear they do not realise that they are not asking Ford to "sit out" of the "Cultural War" (where did that phrase pop up from? New one on me) but to actively take sides - what possible financial motivation would a large public limited company have to pull advertising from papers supporting a particular political point of view? Ford's motivation in such an action could only be political - the very thing the AFA claim to be discouraging.
The most disturbing things about it, to my mind, is the use of the term "cultural war" (how better to discourage peaceful dialogue? In a war there are no fence-sitters, no neutrals, no spectrum of opinion - you are a patriot or a traitor. Way to polarise the argument), and the fact that the AFA spokesperson clearly admits of no rational alternative opinion - anyone who dissents from them is mounting some kind of assault on family values.
But all this is nothing new. I can see why you're disheartened, Keltic.
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