Savory Savoir

16Nov17

Greggs

If you say Jesus backwards, it sounds like “sausage” but that doesn’t mean you can depict the saviour as one in a nativity scene.

Greggs the Bakers have apologised after replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in a Nativity scene, to promote their advent calendar. A right wing pressure group called the Freedom Association isn’t happy. In a tweet, Simon Richards, who’s their chief executive, described the image as “sick”. He also said, “We all know that they would never dare insult other religions!”.

To me it all seems a bit strange for an organization called “The Freedom Association” to want to censor a business whose advertising campaign hasn’t broken any laws or rules of advertising standards. If you’re offended by what Greggs did, you’re free to not spend any of your money there, that’s freedom!

I agree with Simon Richards when he says, “We all know that they would never dare insult other religions!”. But isn’t that a good thing? Doesn’t it show that most Christians have a sense of humour and wouldn’t attack Greggs shops, like some radical factions of other faiths might?

I really don’t see what all the fuss is about. A lot of Christians are told that the communion wafer literally IS the flesh of Christ, if he can be a wafer, why can’t he be a sausage roll?

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