Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Phil Spector: saint or sinner? Yes, yes, he may have imprisoned some of his wives and children. He may have forced his children to perform sex acts. He may have murdered a woman he picked up at a bar. But we’ve all done it. So don’t be getting on your high horse about it all.

It’s no worse than priests who deny their faith under threat of torture and death, and their sacraments are still valid. Makes you think, eh?