Interview With a Vampire author Anne Rice did some religious flip-flopping today. After saying in a Newsweek interview in 2004 that she would “only write for the Lord” going forward, she posted a message on her Facebook wall this week saying she has quit 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.
In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian.
Rice’s son, Christopher, is gay — and even when she was a member of the Christian faith, she was a vocal supporter of LGBT rights.
I guess I found this odd because I never really thought of it as an organization you had to actively turn in a letter saying you were quitting. Most of us just sort of drift away and say to hell with it all.