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UK bakery apologises for replacing baby Jesus with sausage snack in Nativity scene

Christian groups are up in arms, while others say they should ‘get a grip’

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 10:48am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 10:49am

By Ryan Browne

British bakery Greggs has apologised for substituting Jesus for a sausage roll in a promotional image for its Christmas advent calendar.

The image seemed to cause a stir online. Simon Richards, chief executive of centre-right pressure group The Freedom Association, called for a boycott of Greggs’ “sick anti-Christian” calendar.

Another said he was “glad” Christians condemned the company, claiming: “No other religion would stand for that nonsense.”

But others were more supportive of the firm, with one telling those angered by the image to “get a grip.”

Another user took a more jocular approach.

Responding to the social media furor, a Greggs spokesperson said in a statement: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.”

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