Bakery threatened with court over ‘blasphemous’ sandwich that disrespects Jesus

A UK cafe has faced staunch objection to the name of their "blasphemous" sandwich "Cheesus Christ".

The Bridge Bakehouse in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire has had its outside menu vandalised in response, and someone even sent a letter threatening legal action because of the sandwich's name.

The cafe boasts an array of sandwich options, most of which have playful names including "Don't go bacon my heart", "Are you chicken me out?" and "Get ya goat, you've pulled".

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Even still, the Cheesus Christ has caused a stir, with one person even branding it an "insult to Christianity", as per DerbyshireLive.

It includes caramelised onion, onion chutney, mature cheddar and mozzarella and has been on the menu since last year.

However, only in the last week the sandwich name on the cafe's outdoor menu has been painted over.

The business has also been sent a letter claiming to be from a Christian group threatening legal action.

The letter read: "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."

Stating the £4 sandwich's name was an "insult to Christianity", the letter demanded that to stop the author taking "the matter further", the cafe needed to follow four steps.

The letter ordered that the owners issue a public apology on the cafe's online platforms within five working days.

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The second demand was that the owners remove the sandwich name and all mention of it from the cafe's menus within 10 working days, and remove Cheesus Christ from the sign standing on the Whaley Bridge Parish within 30 working days.

The final demand was that the owners make a donation of £300 to the Holy Trinity Church within 30 working days of the date of the letter.

They later found that the letter had nothing to do with Holy Trinity Church.

"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," read a statement from the bakery owners online.


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