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East_detroit
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Post Number: 462
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.212.169.194
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Perhaps some people here might take back their words against Ford.

"Ford Motor Co., responding to complaints from several gay-rights activists that it had cut Jaguar and Land Rover ads in gay publications due to pressure from an antigay movement, last month said it would instead run corporate-wide ads in gay publlications featuring all of its brands."

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060111/NEW S11/60111007
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9743
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Unfuckin' real. People bitching about advertising in their publications? Take every goddamn ad outta the magazines I read and toss them in the gay publications for all I care. I hate fuckin' ads.
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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1432
Registered: 12-2004
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think my next car will be a Ford, just to piss off the AFA.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9744
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Fnemecek
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Post Number: 1435
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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SS:
You're totally in love with movie sounds, aren't you?
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 885
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 2:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who cares.

Ford makes a calculated business decision. I'm sure they figured they make more money by doing advertisements where they get the greatest return (DUH!) and aren't gonna let a conservative christian group get in their way.

Some groups seem so dumb to me. Many take a silly stance, then try to pick a target. Ford is the target.
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1953
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Post Number: 662
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 209.104.146.146
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmm...support two-income, no children gay couples or the impoverished and dwindling middle class family?

Looks like a no brainer to me.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6402
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Posted From: 198.208.251.24
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 11:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Think of turnover as well. I suspect that the people that are most outraged at this are the same people that typically drive their car for 10 years.

Less turnover = less sales = less concern from the auto industry.
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Spitty
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Post Number: 414
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 136.2.1.153
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 11:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So how did the AFA find out that Ford is advertising in gay mags anyways? Who is the guy that works for the AFA that scans every single publication to find out who to boycott next? These people really need to get a life.
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Mjb3
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Post Number: 87
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.145.222.252
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spitty,

He is the same guy who plays the Mr. Ed theme song backwards and determines that it is a Satanic call to action.

But remember, if you criticize these jesus freaks, it means you are "out of touch" with family values.

I always knew that Wilbur worshipped the sign of the beast.
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Gdub
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Post Number: 949
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.248.15.192
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Guess Danny won't be buying a Ford after all.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1299
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.250.205.35
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Frankly, if these people want to hate gays that's their right, they can do it. I mean, I hate them, so what's the diff?

It's this whole "forcing" people to think and live like they do that gives me a rash, and it's what I find most reprehensible.

Respect people's opinions even if they differ from yours. Isn't that what America is supposed to be about?
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 1958
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 63.149.5.130
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 12:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree with you Fnemecek - I think I will be looking at a Ford just to piss off those a**holes at the AFA.
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Gumby
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Post Number: 776
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 141.216.1.4
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this is freaking hilarious. Any time a bunch of religious freaks get pissed off, I am all for it.

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