To the Editor:
I am more than a little puzzled that there has been no uproar against conservative discriminating Christian groups.
To me it is an outrage that groups such as those still exist. Have we not learned anything from discrimination?
In the last 60 years, we have seen Nazism; we have seen open and blatant discrimination against people just because of the color of their skin and against women, to name just a few.
Now there is a group that claims to be the American Family Association (not this American family) and is discriminating against a group of people who act differently in their own private bedrooms than, presumably, the American Family Association members do.
Are the members of the American Family Association so insecure about their own sexuality that they make an issue of whether Ford Motor Co. may advertise in a particular publication? My advice to the American Family Association: If you have an issue with the types of publication in which a company advertises, don't buy from that company! Simple.
My wife and I teach our children about tolerance. Just the other day, my 12-year-old son wondered why tolerance was such a big deal because "it is so logical to live and let live." Now, I have an awful reason to explain once again why tolerance is so important.
Ford, please do not cave in: As long as people do not engage in illegal activities and are not hurting each other and themselves, advertise away. Discrimination is illegal.
Editor's note: The writer has businesses in China, Argentina, the Netherlands, Switzerland and South Africa. He exports U.S. cars to China and owns car dealerships in New Hampshire.