Quick Takes: Anne Rice quits Christianity
July 30, 2010
Anne Rice has had a religious conversion: She's no longer a Christian.
The 68-year-old author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page that she refuses
to be "anti-gay � anti-feminist" and "anti-artificial birth control."
She added that "In the name of � Christ, I quit Christianity and being
Her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Thursday that the posting was by
Rice is best known for "Interview With a Vampire" and other gothic novels.
Raised as a Catholic, she had rejected the church early in her life, but
renewed her faith in recent years and in 2008 released the memoir "Called
Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession."
Excerpt from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice
Exit from Christianity
On July 29, 2010, Anne publicly renounced her dedication to her Roman
Catholic faith, yet remaining committed to Christ, on her Facebook page
"For those who care, and I understand if you don�t: Today I quit being a
Christian. I�m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being
�Christian� or to being part of Christianity. It�s simply impossible for me
to �belong� to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly
infamous group. For ten years, I�ve tried. I�ve failed. I�m an outsider. My
conscience will allow nothing else."
following the post a few hours after with
�As I said below, I quit being a Christian. I�m out. In the name of Christ,
I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be
anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be
anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be
anti-life. In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian.
Amen.�  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice#cite_note-16
She reaffirmed her faith in Christ with a lack of faith in Christianity an
hour or so later with the following post
"My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic
atheist lost in a world I didn't understand, to an optimistic believer in a
universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me. But
following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely
more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what
Christianity is, has been, or might become."
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]