Lennon Forgiven

In November, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that John Lennon is officially forgiven for his 1966 quip that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” which prompted some U.S. Christians to burn Beatles albums. “The remark by John Lennon,” reported the Vatican daily, “… sounds only like a ‘boast’ by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success.”

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Sojourners Magazine February 2009
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