As the holidays draw near, stressed-out people just want to stuff their bodies with all the meats. Thus, a sausage company decided to entice us by placing a sausage in a manger. Triggered Christians are totes pissed.
GREGGS has apologised to anyone offended by publicity for its first Advent calendar which shows a sausage roll in a manger instead of the baby Jesus.
Please boycott @GreggsOfficial to protest against its sick anti-Christian Advent Calendar. What cowards these people are: we all know that they would never dare insult other religions! They should donate every penny of their profits to @salvationarmyuk https://t.co/tAV7CRP7WM
— Simon Richards (@simplysimontfa) November 15, 2017
Fury as #Greggs' replaces 'Saviour' with savoury in #NATIVITY scene with Sausage roll. Only #Christianity could be mocked in this way. There would be an absolute outcry if a satire of any other Faith was printed as a advert gimmick in this way.Please respect all faiths equally!
— Michelle (@Michell15648645) November 15, 2017
Firstly, these accounts need to be restricted back to 140 characters. ASAP. Then, along with this year’s poinsettias, someone needs to help these people grow a sense of humor.
Meanwhile, the Rev Mark Edwards of St Matthew’s Church in Dinnington and St Cuthbert’s Church in Brunswick said Greggs had been “disrespectful”.
As a result of complaints a Greggs spokeswoman told The Northern Echo: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.”
Don’t apologize, Greggs. It’s only a few butthurt men in collars. Everyone else loves your spicy goodness.
As someone who grew up believing that the communion wafer literally IS the flesh of Christ I find this whole Greggs outrage a bit Protestant
— thank u frailty (@shonfaye) November 15, 2017
— máirt (@HolyHonda49) November 15, 2017
I'm vegan and this move would tempt me back into a sausage roll. Bless you Greggs. Someone has to have a sense of humour.
— Highland Fashionista (@Highlandista) November 15, 2017
A vegan with a sense of humor. I didn’t know they existed. Consider myself shocked. Shocked, I say.
If you enjoy offending Christians, then I just want to let you know that – as a follower of Jesus – I would be VERY offended if you sent an industrial amount of Greggs' sausage rolls to my house. VERY offended indeed.
— Gareth Harper (@Gazzardinho) November 15, 2017
Reverse psychology, well played.
Look, the sausage as Jesus may bother you. It may not. Regardless, burning down the entire institution is not the way of Christ. Since baby sausage Jesus isn’t a matter of life and death, this just may be a “turn the other cheek” kind of moment. Personally, why not swaddle sausage baby Jesus with bacon? That’s where Greggs went wrong. The entire Nativity scene should’ve been given the delicatessen treatment. Give Joseph robes of prosciutto. Mary a salami blanket. The three wise men should’ve have presented gifts of frank and beans, goat cheese, and brown sugar glaze.
~ Co-written by Nichole Cooper and Courtney Kirchoff