Anne Rice: Today I Quit Being a Christian
On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, Rice posted on her Facebook page stating; "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." Rice pointed to doctrinal issue she did not agree with as her reason for renouncing Christians, calling them a 'quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group."
Anne Rice: My Faith in Christ is Central to my Life
Blog headlines around the world announced Rice had renounced her faith, but Rice tried to clarify her position on July 29 saying, “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.”