The American Family Association has suspended its boycott of Ford Motor Co. after only one week.
The reason: A group of Ford dealers convinced the conservative Christian group that the protest would hurt dealers more than the automaker.
The Tupelo, Miss., association is upset by Ford's donations to gay community groups, its employee diversity training and its marketing programs aimed at gay customers. Ford, it says, vigorously promotes a "homosexual agenda."
The dealers asked for time to talk with Ford about the concerns of the association, which said it will wait until Dec. 1 before deciding what to do next. But it still maintains a Web site, www.boycottford.com, that lists its complaints about Ford.