The American Family Association is very busy being upset about society succumbing to the clutches of the Homosexual Agenda. Its latest decision involves a boycott of Ford for advertising in gay publications and supporting gay rights. I don’t particularly care about this announcement because I suspect it will have no impact. Even if it does, Ford has bigger issues surrounding its mid-20th century business model than its decision to target advertising to a specific group. This statement makes a point that I suspect was cribbed from somewhere else, because their support for the Federal Marriage Amendment and other bigoted nonsense shows their free market inclination to be superficial.
“Ford has every right to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups promoting homosexual marriage. But those who oppose homosexual marriage have every right not to buy automobiles made by Ford Motor Company,” the AFA said in a statement on its Web site.
Unfortunately, they know their actions will change nothing in the long-term. Thus, they seek government infringement on rights they don’t like. It’s a shame they don’t understand liberty. Of course, they also claim to have 3 million supporters, which I’m sure includes me since I receive their e-mails. Considering how often I don’t take their suggestions, their perceived influence may be overstated.