[Telegraph] 13 Oct 2008--Graham Kendrick - the author of such painful hymns as Shine, Jesus, Shine has been included amongst a list of 50 people responsible for ruining Britain.
Being placed alongside individuals as nauseating as Paul Burrell, Jeffrey Archer and Janet Street-Porter might seem a little harsh for someone whose only crime is to have penned more happy-clappy songs than anyone else.
Four hundred at the last count.
But it's hard to fault the argument.
"Happy-cr*ppy hymns are a pestilence," says Quentin Letts, a parliamentary sketchwriter.
"They demean adult worship, dragging it to a level even lower than that of Mrs C F Alexander's All Things Bright and Beautiful.
"They are self-obsessed, babyish, cliched, simplistic."
He stops there, but no doubt could have gone on.