July 2007

FCC top sponsor of GLAAD-approved TV


On April 5, AFA concluded an eight-week network television monitoring project that again points to Ford’s support of the gay agenda.

Although AFA did not start the project with an eye on the automaker, the company wound up in the top spot as a sponsor of TV shows with homosexual characters.

“We weren’t looking specifically at Ford,” said AFA spokesman Randy Sharp. “We were looking to determine beyond a reasonable doubt and with thorough research which companies were sponsoring the most homosexuality on TV.”

AFA began the year-old boycott against the automaker last spring because of its support of homosexual media and organizations through monitored advertising and financial donations.

Sharp said AFA monitored programs identified by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as shows that were most supportive of the homosexual lifestyle – such as Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly Betty on ABC; and ER and The Office on NBC. AFA compiled a list of all national ads on those programs.

“Without any prejudice, it was clear that the Ford Motor Company was the top corporate sponsor of pro-homosexual television shows on network television,” Sharp said. “Not only did Ford top the monitoring list, but the company topped the list by a wide margin over the number two company.”

The rest of the top sponsors included Toyota at number two, followed by AT&T and Proctor & Gamble, with Revlon and GlaxoSmithKline tied at number five.

AFA Chairman Don Wildmon said the results confirmed for AFA that Ford was not backing away from, but continuing and increasing its support of, homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.”

Wildmon said the company had signed on as a major sponsor of the 2007 national convention for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) – a commitment of at least $10,000. The PFLAG Web site states that the group is committed to changing federal and state laws to allow people “in same-gender committed relationships the right to marry with the full legal rights and benefits.”

In addition to the PFLAG contribution, an undisclosed amount of money from Ford will be donated to underwrite the London Gay Pride Festival.

Since the campaign against the automaker began, Sharp said more than 709,000 people have signed a pledge to boycott Ford over its promotion of homosexuality.