‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’

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Two pastors are suing Coca-Cola, after seeing how their parishioners die from diet-related diseases such as stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

The complaint, filed in D.C. Superior Court Thursday on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project, a public health group, alleges that Coke and the ABA ran an intentional campaign to confuse consumers about the causes of obesity.

Lamar and Delman Coates, the pastor at Maryland’s Mount Ennon Baptist Church, claim soda marketing has made it more difficult for them to protect the health of their largely black, D.C.-based parishioners.

The Washington Post: ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’: Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola

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2 comments

  1. roberto lete
    A frivolous lawsuit that we'll be thrown out of court. Instead the pastors should educate the flock about the dangers of sugar.
  2. Jenn
    Yeah, people said the same about the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit, Roberto...

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