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Granted, there are a lot of possible reasons to not buy Firestone tires, but the below is sufficient reason to at least drop them a note of support.

TIRE MAKER OFFERS FULL-BLOWN SUPPORT TO HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS

Pulling out all the stops, tire and rubber company Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS), has entered into an "extensive commitment" to make sure their stores see the increased traffic of homosexual lovers, cross-dressers, and gender-confused customers.

In a news release by BFS last week, company spokesman Michael Fluck said Firestone is "extremely pleased" to include homosexuals, bi-sexuals, lesbians and transgenders in a targeted marketing effort. Fluck said BFS will direct company profits to sponsor exclusive agreements with Triangle Television Network and major homosexual magazines, such as Out, Genre, Curve and The Advocate. In addition, BFS will sponsor homosexual web sites PlanetOut.com and Gay.com.

Dr. Don Wildmon, President of American Family Association (AFA) said, "Every American family who buys Firestone tires may should be alarmed by this dissuasive direction of the company. With each purchase, their hard-earned money is going to help fund gay pride parades, homosexual television shows, and full-page ads in homosexual magazines."

Wildmon thinks Firestone's move will further harm the company's already damaged image. "Bridgestone/Firestone is selectively recruiting customers based solely on bedroom behavior - men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, and those who aren't sure what sex they are." He said this decision won't be well received by many current Firestone customers, the traditional American family.

Firestone's employees are not happy about the company's new endorsement either. Wildmon said he was contacted by employees hoping a vocal outcry by consumers will send a strong message of disappointment to Bridgestone/Firestone President John Lampe.

ACTION NEEDED:

Needless, I hope, to say, I'm suggesting that we show our support, not discourage them as the AFA asks.

AFA encourages you to support the many Firestone employees who are discouraged by their company's decision to support homosexuality. Contact these Bridgestone/Firestone officers and let them know homosexual behavior should not be encouraged, endorsed, or supported.

Bridgestone/Firestone
President John Lampe
50 Century Blvd
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone:(615) 872-1900
Toll free: 800-367-3872, option 3
FAX: 800-760-7859

Email President John Lampe
email: lampejohn@bfusa.com

Email Vice-President Christine Karbowiak, Public Affairs Office
email: karbowiakchr@bfusa.com

Email Consumer affairs email: firestone_consumer_affairs@faneuil.com

Submitted by:
AFA Action Alert
American Family Association
Dr. Donald E. Wildmon, President
Tim Wildmon, Vice President
Randy Sharp, Editor
P.O. Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS 38803
Phone (662) 844-5036
Fax (662) 842-7798
URL: http://www.afa.net

 


 

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