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The Lie Piebrary is a collection of factually inaccurate viral emails that are currently in circulation. Rest assured, if you find it in the Lie Piebrary, it is demonstrably false. But don't take our word for it--check it yourself!

Pepsi's New Patriotic Can Omits God from Pledge

Lie Pie Title: Pepsi's New Patriotic Can Omits God from Pledge
Lie Pie Classification: flag wrap, Bible wrap

Editor's note:  More Pledge of Allegiance "under God" madness!!!!  Here's a statement on this viral email from the Pepsi website:

FALSE RUMOR ALERT: PATRIOTIC CANS

You've received an erroneous email about a "patriotic can" that Pepsi allegedly produced with an edited version of America's Pledge of Allegiance. The truth is, Pepsi never produced such a can. In fact, this is a hoax that has been circulating on the Internet for more than six years. A patriotic package used in 2001 by Dr Pepper (which is not a part of PepsiCo) was inappropriately linked to Pepsi. Thanks for giving us the chance to clarify the situation and please feel free to share this message with anyone else who may have received the erroneous email. Details of the hoax can be found at http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/undergod.asp.

My favorite line in the viral email below is, "MY PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE HAS ALWAYS SAID "ONE NATION UNDER GOD."   And that is true, if by "always" you mean "since 1954".   You can read more about the "under God" frenzy on my blog, and check out similar viral emails here, here, and here.   --Granny, 6/18/2009

(What on earth are you waiting for? That "Like" button isn't going to click itself. Do I have to do everything for you? Good Lord.)


WATCH YOUR STEP:  STEAMING VIRAL EMAIL B.S. STARTS HERE

I HAVE TOO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY OVER THERE FIGHTING FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO WORRY ABOUT "OFFENDING" ANYONE....MY PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE HAS ALWAYS SAID "ONE NATION UNDER GOD"

DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW CAN!

Subject: DON'T BUY PEPSI IN THE NEW CAN!

Don't buy Pepsi in the new can. Pepsi has a new 'patriotic' can coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building, and the Pledge of Allegiance on them.

However, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge, 'Under God..'

Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. In that case, we don't want to offend anyone at the Pepsi corporate office, either!

So if we don't buy any Pepsi products, they will not be offended when they don't receive our money that has the words 'In God We Trust' on it.

HOW FAST CAN YOU FORWARD THIS ONE?

 
"Don't place your trust in these out-of-touch TV and radio talkers who live in mansions, sleep in silk britches, and don't know what it's like to break a sweat unless they are on a treadmill in an air-conditioned gym."
Granny