Melbourne: Brazilian evangelical pastor Marco Feliciano has claimed that John Lennon died because he offended God by suggesting that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ.
Feliciano`s remarks gleaned from a video of a sermon he made at his church in 2005 that according to Bible, God does not let this type of offense go unpunished, News.com.au reported.
Feliciano, who is facing growing calls to resign from the Brazilian Congress` human rights panel over his disparaging comments about gays, women and blacks, also said that he would have liked to see the body of Lennon when the English pop star was shot dead in December 1980.
He said in a video available on the Internet that he would have lifted the cloth which covered the singer`s body 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."