Recently, my mother-in-law informed me that she would only drink Pepsi products, although they made her sick, because she refused to support Coke. I was mildly perplexed by this statement but didn’t ask any further questions at the time because I never want to start any debates with her. But I don’t have that problem when it comes to my husband so later that night I asked him what his mother had against Coke. He didn’t seem to have a problem with taking my Coke, so what was offending her so much? He explained that in South America somewhere Coke had been running a sacrilegious advertising campaign so his mother was boycotting. I asked which South American country did these ads run in, and what exactly did they say, but he didn’t know. I asked if Coke had retracted it and/or issued an apology, but he didn’t know that either.
I would think if they were doing something that so offended the Church, they would have retracted it by now or they’d risk alienating 99% of the South American market. Does anyone here know what this alleged sacrilegious campaign was, Coke’s response to the public outcry, if there actually was any public outcry, and the Church’s official position regarding the purchase of Coca-Cola products?
(The next weekend, we went to my husband’s grandmother’s house and she served us all Cokes so evidentially it bothers her about as much as it bothers my Coke swiping husband.)
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy