Weekly News Roundup
Automotive news for the week of April 17, 2006: Return of the Rabbit; Sedona and Impreza crash the best
Well, one thing’s for sure: Volkswagen has a better shot at capturing Christian consumers than Ford does at this point. Millions of Americans celebrated the rise of Jesus Christ from the dead on Sunday, but supporters of the American Family Association definitely were not laying plans to buy a Ford product due to the automaker’s continued “commitment to (a) homosexual agenda,” according to the AFA’s “Boycott Ford” website. But this issue extends beyond Ford’s advertising in gay-themed publications, which was the original source of the AFA’s ire. Now, the Christian fundamentalist group is citing Ford’s support of “diversity,” which it claims is a code word for “homosexuality,” as another of many reasons for the boycott, which is supported by 18 other so-called pro-family groups.