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Petitioning Brigham Young University - Idaho

Begin selling caffeinated soft drinks on campus.

For years it has been a topic of debate whether or not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can drink beverages strictly based on whether or not they contain caffeine. On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, the LDS church released an official statement which says that the church "does not prohibit the use of caffeine," and that the faith’s health-code reference to “hot drinks” "does not go beyond (tea and coffee).”

Because of the debate about this rare "gray area" in doctrine, no such drinks have been found in any church-owned institution.

BYU-Idaho students often travel off campus to purchase these caffeinated drinks including (but not limited to): Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper and Mountain Dew. Both the institution and the students would benefit from this arrangement as the students would not have to leave campus and the school would not lose their business.

This is not a petition seeking to start a war over students agency, or even doctrine at all. It is something that we as students want, merely out of convinience and enjoyment.

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