THE leader of the Church of England has condemned Greggs for using a sausage roll as Jesus in their nativity instead of the higher-value steak bake.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has hit out at the high street bakery for its ‘blasphemous’ choice of a sausage roll to represent the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.
He continued: “He died for you, and you honour him with the third, maybe fourth-best pastry in your range? Shame on you, Greggs. Shame.
“The light of the world deserves to be cubes of prime beef in a rich, tasty gravy encased in a golden puff pastry parcel, just as his divinity was clothed in mortal flesh.
“Peter, first of his disciples, would be the sausage, cheese and bean melt, the three ingredients representing the three times he denied Christ, and the sausage roll John the Baptist; good, but not quite there.
“Judas, of course, is the chicken bake. You trust it, even though you know it will betray you.”