Pastors Sue Coca-Cola, Alleging That Its Products Are Leading To Death In Black Communities!
Reader good Saturday morning to everyone I'm praying everyone reading this post have a wonderful day, in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Though I'm not sure a lawsuit is appropriate. I do commend these pastors for taking a stand on behalf of there congregations health. Coca-Cola is one of the most popular soda brands in America, but according to a group of D.C. and Maryland-based pastors, it is also harmful to their predominantly black communities.
According to Dailymail.com , Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal senior pastor William Lamar and Mt. Ennon Baptist Church's pastor Delman Coates have partnered with a public health organization to sue Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association (ABA).
Filed in D.C. Superior Court, the suit claims that the brand knowingly deceived its customers about the soda’s health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and obesity.
The pastors allege that one of Coke's campaigns intentionally confused consumers regarding obesity, with the ads stating that a lack of exercise and not sugar intake causes obesity. One particular ad cited is the 2013 commercial entitled, “Be OK,” which seemed to suggest that walking, a "victory dance" or even laughing could burn off the calories in a can of Coke.