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Texas Dealers Ask Ford To Stop Being So Friendly; Gay-Friendly, That Is

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The Greater Texas Ford Dealers Advertising Fund has written a letter to Ford Motor Company CEO William Clay Ford requesting an end to homosexual-centric advertising.

According to Michael Foust writing for the Baptist Press, the letter strongly urges that "Ford not only cease to advertise in homosexual related media and events, but in all politically charged and controversial media events. We believe that Ford can and should market to all Americans with transportation needs, but that it should do so without tacitly approving a controversial lifestyle or stance."

As the 78 Ford dealers from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana who make up the GTFDAF are stirring up a bit of controversy with their request, should Ford be careful not to tacitly imply approval of their lifestyle, too? Hmmm, quagmire.
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