Even though several years ago I'd blogged about vampire author Anne Rice's rejection of organized Christianity, I'd forgotten about this until recently -- when I saw her interviewed on The Colbert Report.
In the interview it sounded to me like Rice had gone all atheist/agnostic. Maybe she has...now.
Back in 2010 she was still professing a commitment to Jesus, but not to Christianity as practiced by many, if not most, people these days.
This is what she said on her Facebook page, when she announced her denouncement of organized religion.
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.
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.