Bakery Threatened With Action Over Name Of Its 'Blasphemous' Sandwich By 'Christian Group'
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The Bridge Bakehouse in Whaley Bridge offers a variety of freshly made sandwiches, all with quirky, pun-infused names such as 'don't go bacon my heart' and 'are you chicken me out?'.
But one member of the community has taken offense at one sarnie in particular – a very cheesy offering called 'Cheesus Christ'.
The sandwich has been on the menu for a while now and features a mouthwatering combination of caramelised onion, onion chutney, mature cheddar and mozzarella.
However, in the last week, the café has been sent a threatening letter – claiming to be from a Christian group – and has even had their outdoor menu graffitied over, too.
The person behind the letter is so outraged, they've even threatened legal action over the snack.
The letter reads: "Our members have instructed us to write to you to ask you to remove the sandwich name Cheesus Christ from your menu. Although our clients would prefer to [settle] this matter out of the courts, there is clearly a case to answer here.
"Everyone in the United Kingdom has the right to their beliefs without fear of discrimination. It is a basic human right that all institutions, including bakeries, have a duty to abide by and protect."
The person behind the letter calls the sandwich an 'insult to Christianity' and demands the following steps be taken:
- "Issue a public apology on the cafe's platforms, e.g. social media, website etc within 5 working days of the date of the letter.
- "Remove the sandwich name and all mention of it from the cafe's menus within 10 working days of the date of the letter.
- "Remove any mention of the name Cheesus Christ from the sign standing on the Whaley Bridge Parish within 30 working days of the date on this letter.
- "Make a donation of £300 to the Holy Trinity Church within 30 working days of the date of the letter."
Although the letter claimed to be from the group Christian Concern, the café explained in a later post that it had nothing to do with the Trinity Church or Christian Concern.
"So after investigations, it turns out the bizarre blackmail letter had nothing to do with Trinity Church or ‘Christian Concern’," they said.
"It seems it was from an anonymous disgruntled member of the local community. We would still love to find out who it was and if they had anything to do with the recent vandalism of our menu board."
They added: "To whoever has tried to cover up the ‘Cheesus Christ’ sandwich on our outdoor menu board with white paint can you please not?
"We really can’t be bothered contacting the council to check the CCTV and if it wasn’t done in the dead of night by someone dressed like The Mask of Zorro we are going to be highly disappointed."
LADbible has contacted The Bridge Bakehouse for comment.