Tuesday, December 06, 2005
ah, tolerance: ford and the gays
2 Ford Brands Stop Ads in Gay Publications - New York Times
here's what gets me:
"Ford's move came nearly a week after the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association canceled a boycott of Ford vehicles that began in May, when the group criticized Ford for being too gay-friendly."
what's 'gay-friendly'? glad you asked:
"The American Family Association first announced the boycott against Ford and related brands on May 31. The group said Ford gave thousands of dollars to gay rights groups, offered benefits to same-sex couples and actively recruited gay employees."
so, let me get this straight (no pun intended); in order for The American Family Association to be happy, they'd like to see Ford direct unfriendliness toward gays in the form of denying health benefits to their employees and, apparently, not hiring gay people at all.
(that's what it means when you don't actively recruit - it means you don't hire.)
i wonder, if Ford does what the American Family Association asks, would its acts be discrimination?
(or, are the gays just a bunch of whiny pansies, uh...individuals?)