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Jul 14 2017

Black Pastors Sue Big Soda

The extravagantly lucrative tradition established by “reverends” Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton is carried forward by another generation of looters:

William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

So on Thursday, he and another prominent African-American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages — at enormous cost to their communities. …

Lamar and Delman Coates, pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in suburban Clinton, Maryland, claim soda marketing has made it harder to protect the health of their largely black, D.C.-based parishioners.

In its denunciation of what it calls “Big Soda,” the Denver Compost piece extracted here proclaims that there is “overwhelming evidence that the harms of drinking soda disproportionately affect [black and Hispanic] communities.”

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lower-extremity amputations are all far higher among people of color than among whites. These communities also drink more soda and are exposed to more soda advertising.

Health problems associated with soda are mainly related to obesity, which is only an issue for those who drink far too much of it. If the posturing pastors really wanted to get at the root cause of obesity among their parishioners, they would sue the welfare state.

As New York University professor Marion Nestle details in her book “Soda Politics,” [soda] companies have been major funders of minority advocacy groups, including the NAACP, since the 1950s…

Feeding the crocodile does not guarantee that it will eat you last.

Soda pop is now racist. If you like it, drink it while you can. Punitive taxes and lawsuit looting sprees will make it prohibitively expensive.

Endangered, like the rest of our culture.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

42 Responses to “Black Pastors Sue Big Soda”

  1. FNN says:

    Carrot juice doesn’t mix well with whiskey.

  2. EugeneAustin says:

    I’m suing all food producers. Everyone who has died has also eaten food before dying. It cannot be a coincidence.

  3. Why doesn’t he go after Planned Parenthood for killing blacks at a rate three times that of whites?

  4. Saxon Warrior says:

    “overwhelming evidence that the harms of drinking soda disproportionately affect [black and Hispanic] communities.”

    Anybody would think that Coca-Cola were kidnapping and physically forcing Blacks and Hispanics to drink their stuff. Perhaps if Blacks and Hispanics tried drinking something else (like fruit juice) then maybe there wouldn’t be such a problem.
    If indeed there is a problem!
    It sounds to me like another manufactured fantasy problem designed to extract as much cash as possible.

  5. Jeff says:

    Loot loot loot. All you need is a target with deep pockets and a leftist judge.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Um, more than just the soda is involved… Purple Drank (just sayin’).

  7. GLS says:

    If they were as persuasive to their congregations about not drinking sugar-sweetened beverages as they are for prompting for them to vote for democrats there wouldn’t be a problem.

  8. grayjohn says:

    Ban Blacks from purchasing or possessing Soda. Lawsuit dropped in 3,2,1…

  9. Troy McClure says:

    No, no, no… It affects minorities ‘disproportionately’. That means when a gingo or cracker drinks a can of soda it has 150 calories, but when a black or Hispanic person drinks it, it has 300 calories. And when an attractive young lady drinks one that Bill Cosby handed her, well…. you get the picture.

  10. JonathanBurke says:

    “Black Pastors Sue Big Soda”
    —the famous WILLIE SUTTON method to get rich !!!!

  11. Mack says:

    Shame on ant lawyer or judge who participates in protection rackets.

  12. ronwf says:

    “Punitive taxes and lawsuit looting sprees will make it prohibitively expensive.”

    Cook County (Chicago and environs) is trying to put a 1 cent/oz. tax on all soda – even if it is artificially sweetened and does NOT cause obesity.

  13. Stosh says:

    Sew the mouths shut on the pastors and their flocks, obesity solved, and noise pollution solved.

  14. roccolore says:

    Racist blacks think the government should pay them to know how to eat healthy.

  15. ontoiran says:

    winner winner chicken dinner

  16. ontoiran says:

    well you can’t expect people to have the self discipline to limit their calories now can you?

  17. 127guy says:

    Race hustling clearly isn’t quite as lucrative as it once was. Calling “Revered” Jesse HY Jackson… Big Al Sharpton?? Help a brother out.

  18. BiffWellington says:

    Tough when you try to justify your greed by explaining that “people of color” are too damned stupid to make healthy choices.

  19. George Lortz says:

    Gave you an upvote, but prefer stapling, rather than sewing.

  20. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    Try straight grain alcohol; just don’t be too heavy-handed with it. Gnome sayin’?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Seriously, just stick to drinking cough syrup, if one’s so inclined… diabetes from all the sugar is something else.

  22. FNN says:

    A “friend” had a quart of Arkansas moonshine and I’m sure that is why I can’t remember the 70’s.

  23. CGW409 says:

    Sounds like our Cook County president Toni Taxwinkle dropped a dime to Jessie.
    If the courts are going to block her loot fest and most of us were going to start shopping outside the county then they’ll just loot at the source

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  26. JackisBack says:

    Black folks be suing everyone with deep pockets for their own failures.

  27. bigg_tomm_2000 says:

    If “Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and
    lower-extremity amputations are all far higher among people of color
    than among whites. These communities also drink more soda and are
    exposed to more soda advertising.” as Lamar & Delman Coates say, then why am I, a white male, suffering from obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and
    possible lower-extremity amputation. Did I see less advertising for soda’s but I was just more of a idiot? (go ahead, I set myself up for that), but seriously, were the tv commercials different in my house, was I buying my magazines of a different rack, did the billboards advertise for non-whites only. No, advertising is universal. I pray, & I understand the irony about praying against the wishes of so called reverends, that they lose the case & do not set a precedence. I feel I am watching a section of society attempt a march towards a socially & legally superior status.

  28. bigg_tomm_2000 says:

    Fruit juice is just as bad, has perhaps even more sugar.

  29. The Deplorable EtoculusDei says:

    Seriously……do African Americans ever take responsibility for their own life choices???

  30. Andrew Pearce says:

    Seriously, is that even a real question? No, of course not. It’s your job, and it’s your fault.

    Next week they’ll be suing KoolAid and KFC.

  31. ICEvictim says:

    if blacks are so incompetent that they cannot be trusted to live on their own in the presence of firearms, bad drugs, and soda pop is it not time to round them all up and put them on strictly controlled reservations?? For their own good and the good of the general population.

  32. ICEvictim says:

    Shhhh, don’t tell on KFC. It’ll bring riots like we never saw before!

  33. jayeS says:

    Why stop with Coca-Cola,? Why not go after Skittles, Cheetos, Kentucky Fried Chicken, malt liquor, and weed that they smoke before they eat all that crap?

  34. jayeS says:

    Nah, we need to have that perk to keep going. There’s already too many EBTAB’s around (EBT card Anchor Babies). I’d other pay fore that than a bunch of them running around killing each other and we’re paying for it. Eradicate them before it gets to that point.

  35. Conservatives Are Cancer says:

    “why do people call us racist” -conservatives

  36. Conservatives Are Cancer says:

    You want blacks to die?

  37. Conservatives Are Cancer says:

    Did you just use the race card then project it onto me?

  38. jayeS says:

    Who said anything about blacks?

  39. Conservatives Are Cancer says:


  40. jayeS says:

    I think it was all in your head what YOU were thinking about.

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