All my life I’ve known Christians — Catholics, Protestants, independent believers, bible readers and church goers, nuns, priests, ministers, people devoted to Christ and transformed in his teachings — good people who are charitable, kind and considerate of other human beings. —- This woman, Kim Davis, who has been jailed for refusal to fulfill her duties as an elected official, and for her refusal to obey a judge’s ruling on the matter, bears little or no resemblance to the believers I’ve known. She comes across to me as a stubborn, self centered and self obsessed individual with little grasp of the belief system she references as she shows complete disregard for the rights of her fellow Americans. It is sad to think anyone would regard this gravely misguided and obviously bigoted individual as a poster girl for “faith in God.” I hope this soon blows over, that the citizens of this county in Kentucky, gay and straight, religious or non-religious, can go with their lives. This is America. Whatever gave this woman the idea that any individual has the right to publicly and stubbornly disregard the rights of an entire group of Americans, based on her personal belief? And to think all of this is over secular marriage licenses! Not life and death. Not war and peace. But secular marriage licenses! What a colossal waste all this has been of the tax payer’s money and the court’s time. —- I congratulate my gay brothers and sisters of all faiths, and of no faith, for standing up to the selfish and arrogant bias of this woman and politely and justly demanding their rights. – Anne Rice best-selling author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles,
“Happy Easter, Gay People of the World: you have indeed risen in the last few decades from centuries of persecution and oppression. May this be a great holiday for you all wherever you are. You are winning the battle for equal rights. And your victory over discrimination and hate is a victory for all oppressed persons. Happy Easter!” – Anne Rice,
You might remember that Anne, whose son Chistopher is a gifted gay writer, left organized religion because of its intolerance and persecution of the LGBT Community.
Twelve years after her return to Catholicism, Rice said she still believed in God, but 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. 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.”
MTV Geek sat down with author Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles and The Mayfair Witches books to talk about her new upcoming novel “The Wolf Gift” about a San Francisco journalist who becomes a werewolf and what that experience is like for that young man, to experience that transformation and how it works in his life and how he copes with it.”
Anne Rice, authour of the wildly popular Vampire Chronicles series and many other popular novels spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon about her very public departure from “Organized” Christianity.
When asked by Lemon if her decision was perhaps influenced because her son Christopher being gay Rice replied: “No. But certainly gay rights have mattered to me all my professional life. I’ve always been for complete equal rights for gay people. I felt that way before Christopher was even born.”
The best selling novelist Anne Rice of “The Vampire Chronicles” fame and mother to openly gay mystery writer has had enough of the hate and is quitting Christianity. After10 years of trying, she can’t reconcile being a Christian and being anti-gay Anne has quit. Her love for her gay son means more to her than her religion.
Dare I say “amen” to Anne’s conversion back to sanity.