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    http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jul/30/entertainment/la-et-quick-20100730 Quick Takes: Anne Rice quits Christianity July 30, 2010 Anne Rice has had a
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      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
      Christian. Amen."

      Her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Thursday that the posting was by
      Rice.

      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."

      �Associated Press


      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
      stating;

      "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."
      [16]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice#cite_note-15>

      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.� [17] <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."
      [18]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rice#cite_note-17>


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