Open minds

In the coca-cola wars, I have always been Team Pepsi.

I grew up drinking Pepsi, switched to Diet Pepsi when the world started reading nutrition labels, and reaffirmed my preference for Pepsi over Coke in one of those legendary mall taste tests.

I drink a lot less soda than I used to, but after reading that Pepsico is being boycotted, I may just step up and drink a bit more…for the team.

The American Family Association, which has targeted brands like Ford and McDonald’s in the past for their ‘lack of values,’ claims they now have over 500,000 signatures from people who have pledged to stop buying Pepsico products.

The reason behind the boycott?  Pepsico offers financial support to organizations promoting the ‘homosexual agenda,’ namely Human Rights Campaign and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Well, la de frickin’ da.

When are organizations like AFA going to realize that targeting a company for being open-minded only underlines their membership’s backward prejudice?  I mean, come on — first you don’t want gays to marry, and now you don’t want them to drink soda or enjoy a salty snack?  Where does it end?

Pepsi’s current advertising slogan is ‘something for everyone.’  If they are actually putting that thought into action — by supporting people of every race, creed, and sexual orientation — then I think they should be commended, not condemned.

I’m proud to purchase products from a company with such aspirations.

Go team!

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2 responses to “Open minds

  1. Don’t know if they’re still around, but I saw a few gay-themed Pepsi ads on YouTube (from Europe, naturally), and that’s when I switched to Pepsi.

  2. Oh, here we disagree, Carla. Not on the boycott thing, that is stupid. But I HATE Pepsi. I actually avoid restaurants if they only serve Pepsi products. I’m a Coke girl all the way.

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