"Smokin' hymns."

18 Sep "Smokin' hymns."

The Christian Century Article
September 18, 2007

SMOKIN’ HYMNS: The Anglican Church in Jamaica is adding to its hymnals some tunes by reggae stars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, including Marley’s hit “One Love” and Tosh’s “Psalm 27.”

Both men were Rastafarians–a group that mixes Old Testament prophecy, Afrocentric social advocacy and the sacramental smoking of marijuana–and both at times were critical of Christianity.

“They may have been antichurch, but they were not anti-God or anti-religion,” a church spokesperson said. Tosh and Marley died in the 1980s