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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

AFA Going After Ford in Shareholder's Meeting

This little nastygram from the AFA hit my email:

April 10, 2006

SEC refuses Ford's request to keep homosexual issue off their stockholders meeting agenda

Ford Sales Drop 5% in March

Dear Eva,

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has denied a request by Ford Motor Company to keep a shareholder resolution forbidding Ford to promote homosexual marriage off the agenda at their upcoming shareholders meeting.

One of the reasons cited by Ford in their request to omit the resolution was that they feared they would be boycotted by the homosexuals. Over 20 pro-family groups have called for a boycott of Ford because of Ford's support for homosexual marriage.

Ford reported that during the month of March their sales dropped 5% when compared to the same period last year. Ford did not mention the boycott when announcing the sales drop.

The resolution requests "that Ford Motor Company amend its written equal employment opportunity policy to exclude any reference to privacy issues related to sexual interests, activities or orientation." The resolution, which Ford strongly opposes, would force Ford to stop promotion of homosexual marriage and other homosexual activities. American Family Association asked Ford in January to remain neutral in the cultural battle involving homosexual marriage. Ford refused and sided with groups promoting homosexual marriage.

Ford told the SEC that removing its pro-homosexual policy would hurt recruitment efforts to hire more homosexuals. It was homosexual activists in high positions who forced Ford to renege on an agreement with AFA to stop promoting the homosexual lifestyle. Ford said that failing to specifically seek out more homosexuals would "have a material adverse impact on the marketing and sale of company products." (In other words, Ford fears a boycott by homosexuals.)

Ford's logic in asking the SEC to omit the resolution is interesting. Ford fears a boycott by angry homosexuals more than they fear a boycott by pro-family groups. Even though Ford fears the homosexual groups, they want to continue to support them. For more information on the Ford boycott, go to BoycottFord.com by clicking here.

The resolution was drafted by a stockholder in Illinois. It will be presented at the stockholders meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, on May 11.

Take Action

Send the email to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking that they provide observers at the Ford stockholders meeting May 11.

If you live near Wilmington, and own Ford stock, make plans to attend the meeting and help those who are working to stop Ford’s promotion of homosexual marriage. Stockholders should have received full information about when and where the May 11 meeting will be held.
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If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!


At their site, they have an email that you can enter your own text in. I sent an email suggesting that the SEC ignore the anti-gay bleating from the AFA.

The AFA also provided contact information for the SEC Chair.

Additional contact information:

Christopher Cox, Chairman
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549-021
Primary Phone: 202-551-3830
E-Mail: Christopher Cox, Securities and Exchange Commission


John Aravosis gave a huge amount of attention to the effort to Boycott Ford. After Ford met with gay groups, he called off the effort - but he hasn't done much to let people know that the AFA is continuing to attempt to meddle in Ford's operational business decisions. If you are a Ford Shareholder, make sure to vote AGAINST this nonsensical resolution. Also, efforts should be made to make sure the resolution is accurately worded. Ford has never taken a position on gay marriage.

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