[quote="Dawg2010, post:1, topic:217865"]
Ive got a question. I'm getting ready to buy a brand new car or truck and I was looking at Ford because they have always had good trucks. But I had someone tell me that as a good Catholic I should never buy a Ford because they support things that are bad. How do I find out what Ford Honda and Nissan and others support?
I never worried about it before now because I always bought use cars and trucks. And buying used the money just supports the used car dealer.
If you patronize a store or retailer and buy a product or service that is not itself immoral, you are in no way responsible for what they do with the profits.
There is no reason, from a moral standpoint, not to buy a Ford or any other brand car or truck.
If you personally **want **to boycott Ford, you can do so. But then you need to write a letter to Ford and let them know that when considering buying a vehicle you consider not only the vehicle itself but also the company's corporate giving history. Based on their corporate giving and advertising choices, you have chosen to buy a different brand.
Boycotting can be effective, but you have to let the company know about it.
It would be nearly **impossible **to boycott every company that uses the profits it makes to in part support a charity or cause that a Catholic might find morally problematic. And the Church does not require you to do so.