Let's get really basic - Who is Sony/ATV? The world's largest music publishing company. Does Sony/ATV lobby Washington? Damn right they do! Is "Religion" your mandate? Damn right it is!
Get off your lazy ass and stop shooting the rhetoric.
You should be on the phone to every congressman and woman and complain about the change of lyric. I should have 10,000 signatures on my petition NOW. This is not a small sweep it under the rug issue - NBC, New Years Eve, in front of millions of viewers?
I have just finished writing a book GOD CODE PEACE about the US counterculture and Christian religion - the kind that inspires martyrs like Mark David Chapman who in 2005 proclaimed “You have to understand, that I don’t think I truly thought that I was doing anything evil. I thought I was good. That this was a white knight kind of a thing—a crusade.” (NBC Dateline)
Mark David Chapman in Attica prison for 31 years has been writing Christian religious tracts that have been distributed by his wife.