why the American Family Association makes me laugh.

There are few things in life that I find more ridiculous than the
action alerts generated by the ultraconservative American Family
Association (AFA). Ridiculous, sometimes hilarious and always
offensive – these action alerts never fail to disappoint.

Over the last few months, the AFA has become quite obsessed with
their boycott of Ford Motors. The latest action alert sates:

Sales of Ford automobiles were flat in November, rising
only 0.4 percent when compared to sales during November 2006. Since
AFA began a boycott of Ford in March 2006, sales have dropped in 18
of the 21 months. Ford suffered a 12.1 percent loss for the

I can’t help but laugh.

Ford’s weak performance surely has nothing to do with surging oil
prices. It has nothing to do with the fact that Americans are
purchasing longer-lasting, more fuel efficient Japanese automobiles
instead of American-made cars. And Ford’s losses certainly don’t
have anything to do with the slumping US economy. No, it’s
because of the AFA’s boycott. Of course.
(Note my

I took a few economics classes in my day, and if there is one thing
I learned, it’s that nothing happens in a vacuum. While the AFA
would like us to believe that they are bringing down the Ford Motor
Company, there are too many other variables in play. Gas prices.
Marketing. Consumer preferences. Foreign markets. Crude oil.
Competition. Politics. The list is endless.

Let’s let the AFA have the last word this time:

Ford continued to show support for the homosexual
agenda, running a full page ad in the Dec. 07 – Jan. 08 homosexual
publication OUT! The ad, for Ford’s Volvo brand, was adjacent to a
photo of three men taking a shower together. To see the ad and the
shower photo, click
. (Warning! The photo is extremely graphic and