• May 28, 2008
The guys and gals over at Kieffe & Sons Ford have had enough of people wanting to remove God from our money and the Pledge of Allegiance, and they're spending valuable advertising dollars to tell Californians all about it. The brash Ford dealer has been running a commercial since February with the main goal of pissing off secularists, and if all goes right, bringing the rest of the car-buying public to the showroom floor.
The main point of the spot is that 86 out of every 100 U.S. citizens are Christians who believe in God, so "believers" should just tell the other 14 are offended, then that's too bad because the dealer was asserting its first amendment right. That's great, but then why tell others to "sit down and shut up" when they're simply asserting their first amendment right? The saddest part of the commercial is that it appears to be nothing more than a lame attempt to use religion to get Christians to buy Fords. For the record, Ford corporate can't do anything about the commercials since the dealership is an independent franchise. Hit the jump to read the transcript of the commercial, and try not to break into a holy war in the comments. Thanks for the tip, Joe!

[Source: Consumerist]

Did you know that there are people in this country who want prayer out of schools, "Under God" out of the Pledge, and "In God We Trust" to be taken off our money?

But did you know that 86 to sit down and shut up. I guess maybe I just offended 14% of the people who are listening to this message. Well, if that is the case, then I say that's tough, this is America folks, it's called free speech. And none of us at Kieffe & Sons Ford are afraid to speak up. Kieffe & Sons Ford on Sierra Highway in Mojave and Rosamond: if we don't see you today, by the grace of God, we'll be here tomorrow.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      There should be a quiz as to when 'under God' was put in the pledge.

      1951.
      Anti-Communism. (commies are atheist)
      Knights of Columbus (Catholic Fraternity)

      How often and how many changes do we really want to keep adding to the pledge.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_allegiance#Addition_of_the_words_.22under_God.22
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_Columbus



      • 6 Years Ago
      The religious flame war starts down here ↓
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mr Oak,

        WTF are you talking about Jews bullying Christians around. Way to single out a small minority of the Jewish community who don't like public displays of Christmas. The VAST majority of Jews don't give a hoot. I'm actually Jewish and Catholic (Dad's Jewish and Mom's Catholic) and growing up we put up both a Christmas tree and a Menorah. The only thing that gets to me is when people say "Merry Christmas" automatically assuming I celebrate the holiday. Even though I do celebrate christmas, I think thats an inconsiderate thing to do to other religions. This isn't a "Christian" nation. It's a nation of all religions. And I can't do anything but laugh at the ridiculous "Christians stole this land fair and square, and graciously allowed them in" statement. I wasn't aware that the Christians get to decide who can and can't come into America. America was founded on the principle of religious freedom for all, not just Christians you idiot.

        Its funny you talk about not standing for intolerance, when your entire post was riddled with intolerance and ignorance for other religions.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am not a practicing christian, but I do believe in Santa Claus as portrayed by Playboy magazine.

        On the seriously tip though. I was raised in a christian household. My last 10 trips into any christian house of worship was either for a wedding or a funeral. However, it really does piss me off that people of people of other faiths (mostly Jews) have taken to bullying christians around.

        Christians stole this land fair and square, and graciously allowed them in after most of the heavy listing was done. Now the have a problem with christianity. Can't have a Christmas tree or a Christmas party anymore.

        Look I don't care what whacky religeous customs anyone adheres to, (Santaria scares the crap out of me though). What I cant stand is intolerance.

        I don't accept intolerance from anyone, that includes my wife who is a Methodist pastor, and will not accept that crap Jews, Islamists or even the Pope himself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        K. God is complete BS. The concept of heaven and hell was started by Zoroaster thousands of years ago, and the Egyptians adopted this idea. The fact that Christianity rips off so many ideas from other religions makes it completely OBVIOUS that it is man made. Anybody who believes in it is a complete moron.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Dude those cults got the idea of heaven and hell from believers that lived before them. Yes even the Pharoah that lived during Joseph's time most likily became a believer and as time went on the Pharoahs became more pagan and put the Jews into slavery. If you want a history lesson of how countries and peoples started look at the Bible. It tells how the Greeks, Egyptians, etc came to be and who even started the nations. The Bible has been proven time and time again. Scientists said the copper could not exist in Israel, so they said Solomon's mines in the Bible was a lie that showed that the Bible was flawed, but in the 1970's the mines were found and they are even being used today. The fact is that the world started in believing one God and then moved to being multi god. Not the other way around like is normally taught in schools now. All religions got some of there ideas how the world came to be from the stories of the old people around that had been passed down. That is why whether you go to Asia or South America some stories sound the same. That is because they are true. The bible was not written by man. It was written by God through man. God is infallable, therefore the Bible is infallable. Which means it is always right. So whether you are dealing with kids not o0beying you to who you are allowed to marry(oppposite sex), God tells us how we are to conduct ourselves. You should read the Bible not just discredit it because of what you have heard. First hand knowledge is best, if you dont you are ignorent.
        • 6 Years Ago
          • 6 Years Ago
          That's awesome, thanks for sharing the link.
        • 6 Years Ago
        bear, I totally agree!
        my posting of the video wasn't really meant to disprove religion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, Seminole, it is not wise to take sarcasm literally. Undies get bundled unnecessarily.
        Jon Russell
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ carbon black

        ok that was a very funny video lol

        but why can't religion and science co-exist...
        heres one BIG question - what created science
      • 6 Years Ago
      WWJD?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's rather uncool to give these people press for spewing hatred like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its been fascinating to read these responses as it does really show a big difference I wasn't aware of in Australian and US cultural values.

      We are a majority Christain country too, but if a Ford dealer out here tried this on, the overwhelming majority of people would call him a dickhead or words to that effect and basically ignore him.

      Maybe Australians don't take themselves so seriously, but whatever the case its strange to think anyone would use this angle as a marketing tool and even stranger to think anyone would actually go along with it.

      I think this goes a long way to explaining why the US has problems anytime it gets involved in international politics.

      Dan
      • 6 Years Ago

      Ironically Bill Ford is a Buddhist.
        • 6 Years Ago
        and henry ford was an anti-semetic nazi supporter...as the story goes here in Detroit, Hitler himself made secret visits to the Ford mansion in Grosse Point
      • 6 Years Ago
      These people put their pants on like the rest of us.

      Just when they're done putting on their pants, they get their moral foundation from a 2,000+ year old flat-earth relic that condones the beating of wives and slaves.

      Drive Ford or die a sinner! For freedom! Or else!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Incredibly dumb business move or incredibly smart business move depending on what its customer base is like. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm standing on the tracks
      Wishing that I'd gone back
      Yesterday
      'cos this time now, I'd be in my Cadillac

      I'd be behind the wheel
      Hell!
      I'd be drivin' away

      She's got 19 speakers
      She's got 9 upon each side
      And a sub-woofer right under the bitch seat
      where Jesus rides
      He's no dummy
      He dig the bass

      And the Buddha says
      the sound just whopped him in His face (?)
      And Allah
      Be riding shotgun
      With Santa in the back next to Hare Krishna
      'cos we all be riding up in my Cadillac
      Convertible '59
      And that's a fact
      Well, I think that I could live
      right in the back
      of my Cadillac


      keller williams
      • 6 Years Ago
      WWJD? (What Would Jesus Drive)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shun the non-believers!


      SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love that the opening argument is a fallacy (believing in God != Christian). The "under God" part of the pledge is nothing but a cold war relic (added in the 50s to fight the godless communism). Ignorance is bliss...
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