Anne Rice, best known for her gothic novels, the most notable of all being “Interview with a Vampire”, has declared that she is no longer a Christian.
Rice said that although she is no longer a part of any denomination, she remains a believer. As a matter of fact, she continues to read theology and continues to post Biblical passages on her Facebook page.
According to her what made her renounce Christianity were the child abuse scandals in the church which was compounded by the church leader’s defensive reaction, and by the ex-communication of Sister Margaret McBride, a nun and hospital administrator who had approved the abortion for a woman whose life was in danger.
Rice wrote on her Facebook page last Wednesday that, “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. In the name of … Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen.”
Speaking from her home near Palm Springs, California, Rice said, “I came to the conclusion that if I didn’t make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind.”