Skip to comments.Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers Regarding its Patriot Can [missing "Under God?"]
Posted on 02/09/2002 2:30:04 PM PST by RonDog
Dr Pepper Responds to Consumers
Regarding its Patriot Can
A Note to Dr Pepper Consumers:
In recent days, several news media outlets in the country have reported on a special edition Dr Pepper can that was created to show support for the patriotic fervor that has been sweeping America since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, and to show the world that we are a united nation of people who place a high value upon freedom.
Much of the information being circulated on this subject is incomplete or inaccurate. Here are the facts:
The can, released last November, features an image of the Statue of Liberty along with the words "One Nation Indivisible."
The special packaging was designed to reflect our pride in this country's determination to stand together as one.
The Statue of Liberty and Pledge of Allegiance were chosen as two of the greatest symbols of American freedom.
Due to space limitations on the can, only a few of the 31 words from the Pledge of Allegiance could be used. The available area for graphics limited the amount of verbiage on the can.
Of the 31 words in the Pledge of Allegiance, only three were included. More than 90 percent were not included.
We at Dr Pepper/Seven Up strongly believe that the message on these cans is a resoundingly patriotic, bipartisan message that we are a united nation.
More than 41 million special edition cans were ordered by Dr Pepper bottlers in portions of a dozen states. Because the limited edition patriotic can is to be retired in February, you will soon see regular packaging graphics for Dr Pepper at your local retail stores.
Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
Should we:See also:1 - FReep Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. for being "God-less" scum,
2 - Give them a pass for being "insensitive" money-grubbers, or
3 - Add this e-mail campaign to our collection of "Urban Legends?"
From: B. Lee PembertonDr. Pepper omits "under God" from Pledge to Flag
To: Dr Pepper/7-UP Pres. Doug Tough
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: Dr Pepper/7-UP's offensive commercials, and corruption of the Pledge of Allegiance
Dr Pepper/7-Up Inc.
5301 Legacy Drive
Plano, Tx 75024-3109
Mr Doug Tough President
I recently observed a 7-UP commercial that I found to be both vulgar, obscene and offensive to Christians and other people of any moral persuasion: an actor is walking down a street, removing his clothes until finally he is wearing nothing but his undershorts. He removes the shorts and a crowd around him is depicted staring at him.
I have a question: is business so bad at Dr Pepper/7-UP that you must resort to filth peddling in order to make a buck? What on Earth is the connection between a fine product like 7-UP, and a pervert who takes off his clothes on a public street, and why would such a lascivious display make anyone want to run out and buy your products? Are you now touting 7-UP as the refreshment of choice for flashers and other sexual deviants who expose themselves to an unwilling audience?
And why was the phrase "under God" left out of the Pledge of Allegiance, on the new Dr Pepper can? What anti-God, anti-American heathen among your employees decided that Dr Pepper/7-UP had the right to re-write this patriotic anthem to exclude reference to the God Who caused America to become the greatest nation ever to grace the face of the Earth?
Do you honestly believe there are enough "politically-correct" Socialists and Marxists in America to keep your Company floating -after all the Christians, and other people with some measure of moral standards, stop purchasing your God-less, deviant products? You had better hope so!
Personally, I can assure you that none of your products will pollute my home or office for at least six months after you remove your prurient advertising and un-God-ly Pledge of Allegiance cans from the public view, and I will ask everyone I can contact to do likewise.
B. Lee Pemberton
Church of the Lion of Judah
Post Office Box 1484
Sarasota, Fl 34230-1484
"Surfing for souls on the Internet!"
I heard on the Darrel Ankarlo show on KLIF radio (Dallas/Fort Worth) this morning that some students in Iowa are launching a letter-writing campaign to protest the actions of Dallas based Dr. Pepper. It seems on a recently issued can with a patriotic theme including a picture of the statue of liberty that they printed the Pledge of Allegience to the Flag in which they omitted the phrase "under God". When inquired as to the reason, the company representative said that there was not enough room. Anyone else hear this story?
What say you?
They can't cite separation of church and soda, can they?
I'll exercise my family's freedom of choice by staying away from Dr. Pepper.
So are you saying that if "under God" is mentioned it becomes a un-patriotic, partisan message? As in that the opposing party doesn't believe in God? We knew that already.
Some people aren't happy till they can find something to be offended about.
Looks like Dr. Pepper got dinged by the overly sensitive right.
Some people (see Rondog) have way way way too much time on their hands.
By the way, in trying to explain away their gaffe, looks like Dr. Pepper has dug itself an even deeper hole. Their explanation states that there was room for only a limited amount of the "verbiage" from the Pledge of Allegiance.
The main definition of "verbiage" is:
"An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness."
Looks like Dr. Pepper has some more "splaining" to do!
NO God = NO Dr. Pepper. We were Dr. Pepper drinkers too. My family is united under God, so it's Hastala Vista Dr. Pepper!
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