At least, that’s the side of the story as told by Marco Feliciano:
John Lennon died because he offended God by suggesting that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, according to the embattled head of the Brazilian Congress’ human rights panel.
“The Bible says God does not let this type of offense go unpunished,” evangelical pastor Marco Feliciano said in remarks published by local media Tuesday and gleaned from a video of a sermon he made at his church in 2005.
“I would have liked to be there the day they discovered his body, I would have lifted the cloth which covered him and would have told him: Excuse me, John, but this first shot is in the name of the Father, this one is in the name of the Son and that one in the name of the Holy Spirit. Nobody confronts God and survives for debauchery,” the pastor is heard saying in a video available on the Internet.
Feliciano is a fundaloonie Christian pastor who happens to be Brazil’s president of the House of Deputies’ commission of human rights and minorities (go figure!)