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 , 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.


  1. Coke (sodas) are bad but why don't they sue cheetos 45, he's doing more damage.
    Sue the gun makers
    Sue the tobacco company
    Sue the liquor makers and so on....

    1. Now not the gun makers. I need my piece to protect my wife and kids and grands.

  2. Frivolous lawsuit. Coca Cola is not forcing anyone to drink their soda. At some point you have to take personal responsibility for your health and stop blaming other people.

  3. The real problem is this... people eat, drink for comfort but they can’t truly find it. So they keep on overdoing it.

    The real answer is this... whatever you eat or drink, do it to the glory of the Lord. This is a spiritually tangible factor, not a dull drill, when done as the Lord wants it. Less becomes more, because it isn’t being consumed with quite as much implicit gloom as before.

    Don’t ban the overused or misused thing from the world. Ban the evil spirits from your soul that are occasioning the state of misery that brings the overuse or misuse.

    That said, a good historical note is that classically in the world, skinny wasn’t viewed as the epitome of health and joy. Have you ever seen a skinny Buddha, to take an example outside of a Judeo-Christian context. There may be a fallacy of the excluded middle here. If you don’t look like Arnold Schwarzeneggar, so the meme goes, you ain’t anything good. You could get more years in your life, yet less life in your years.

  4. Personally i think this is ridiculous I've seen there ads here in California and to me its not deceiving at all people have that responsibility now why are these pastors not suing the liquor,beer tobacco companies that peddle there product toward the black folks in your underserve neighborhoods were there's a liquor store on every corner and the big signs with the cheap malt liquor e.t.c. with the picture of black entertainers they pay to promote it..

  5. Of all the products that can cause death and COKE-COLA IS YOUR FIRST CHOICE?

    Not gun, alcohol or SOUL FOOD businesses (that cater more to people of color) but COKE?!?!

    And why sue just on the behalf of black community's???
    If he believes a product is killing people why not try to protect EVERYONE.

    As far as I know, Coke has tried to serve (or poison) EVERYBODY equally.

    How about spending your time & money on EDUCATING people on health and nutrition. That would probably prove more fruitful.
    Discernment my people discernment!!!

  6. I bet TD Jakes is not one of the "pastors" who is protesting. COKE-COLA is one of his biggest MEGAFEST sponsors. O the web these fake preachers weave.

  7. Miss Ann,

    Even the WORD of God warns against eating too much of a sweet thing (Proverbs 25:27). The pastors should revisit this and teach their congregations against giving in to the lies of the evil one I.e. advertising.

    Lamar and Coates are not in position to teach their congregations the commandments of the LORD Jesus so they divert from the pertinent issues of doctrine and want to sue a mega corporation.

    "Go not hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame." (Proverbs 25:81)

    The Holman Christian Standard version translates thus: "Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterward if your opponent humiliates you?"


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