John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.” Christian groups in the US were outraged resulting in some states burning Beatles records. Lennon later apologised. The English public didn’t raise an eyebrow over his remarks, but they caused controversy and protest in America
March 4 1989
After Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” debuts in a Pepsi commercial on US television, Roman Catholic groups around the world protest, calling the video, which contains both religious and sexual imagery, “blasphemy”.
Thirteen years after its appointment, a commission of historic, scientific and theological inquiry brought the pope a “not guilty” finding for Galileo, who in 1633, at age 69, was forced to repent by the Roman Inquisition and spent the last eight years of his life under house arrest.
Nov 22, 2008
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican’s newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a “boast” by a young man grappling with sudden fame
March 4, 1966: John Lennon’s ‘Beatles Bigger Than Jesus’ Remark | Best Classic Bands
It was meant as a wry commentary on how pop culture was overtaking traditions in the modern world. The quote didn’t emerge in the US until 4 months laterbestclassicbands.com
religion is delusional and is not the solution to sin, the problem it created.
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LGBT charity likens ordinary work of churches to the Holocaust – The Christian Institute
A letter outlining the concerns of church leaders to a broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban has been likened to the Holocaust by an LGBT charity.www.christian.org.uk
Meanwhile Nice Christians want many demographics to disappear, employing a do not say words and there won’t be any
Disney World’s Gay Day started a social revolution in the 1990s
LGBT activists hold protest in front of Walt Disney World asking Disney to speak out against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill
As Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill moves forward in the state’s Senate, protests are breaking out everywhere from high schools to the House of…www.orlandoweekly.com
Remember: First books, then People
LGBT author speaks out against bill dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’
The bill prohibits instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 grades.www.mynews13.com
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes: religion meets the diagnostic manual meaning of delusion, especially the not allowed to question under threat of violence.