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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not forbid drinking cola. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.


  1. Last time I read the health based doctrines (which was a loooong time ago) it was specifically the heat of the drink not the make up of it that mattered. Seems like ice tea should be ok.

  2. It’s always been quite clear: hot caffeinated beverages are bad, like coffee and tea. Iced tea, which of course begins life as a hot caffeinated beverage, is also therefore bad. Hot chocolate, which may start as a cold caffeinated beverage, is clearly okay. Coca-cola, which is always a cold caffeinated beverage (and stock in which is owned by the church) is fine. There, simple isn’t it?