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Anne Rice quits Christianity; remains committed to Christ

Anne Rice, the novelist who kissed vampires goodbye and rededicated her life to Christ last Wednesday used her Facebook page to announce another important decision:

“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.”

A few minutes later Rice explained, “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.”

Today the author followed up with 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.”

Interview with the former vampire

Anne Rice has left New Orleans and its creatures of the night behind. She tells Chris Ayres about her new faith and her new passion – Jesus Christ OUT OF EGYPT (USA) by Anne Rice Chatto, £17.99; 336pp £16.19 (free p&p) 0870 1608080 When Anne Rice was the Grande Dame of New Orleans, she used an unusual mode of transport: a six-foot coffin, driven in a blacked-out hearse. The spectacle of the coffin, flanked by her “personal undertakers”, amused Rice, as it did the legions of pallid fans who followed her every move around the Big Easy. Their ultimate prize:

Anne Rice explores another spirituality

Over the course of 25 novels, Anne Rice has comfortably inhabited the worlds of vampires, witches, ghosts and mummies, but her latest subject is not of the fanged, evil, supernatural sort. With Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (Knopf, $25.95), Rice has nailed shut the coffin on her Vampire and Witching chronicles as she embarks on a Christian proselytizing mission marked by good-spiritedness and a candidly liberal nature. ”The only negative reactions I have received so far are from people who don’t know my work at all and who haven’t even read the new book,” Rice says from her new

After decades with vampires and witches, novelist Anne Rice turns to Jesus

After stupendous sales for her tales of vampires, witches and lust, novelist Anne Rice has turned to Jesus — personally and literarily. Her innovative new novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” (Knopf) depicts Jesus as a 7-year-old lad, speaking in his own words as the holy family moves from Egyptian exile to Nazareth. “What did it feel like to be God and man as a child?” Rice asked herself. Oddly, the question carries an echo of her first supernatural thriller three decades ago, which explored a vampire’s first-person perspective. Rice said in a telephone interview that she has no

Anne Rice kisses vampires goodbye, moves to La Jolla

La Jolla (San Diego County) — The eucalyptus leaves manage to droop impressively on a rainy October afternoon, but they aren’t Spanish moss. This manicured, affluent Southern California town, with its sea-scrubbed air, seems more than a continent away from the humid, venerable, and now devastated streets of New Orleans. Yet this is where the novelist Anne Rice, one of that city’s best-known daughters, now lives, perched in a 12-year-old, 12,000-square-foot Tuscan-style villa halfway up a hill from the beach. Rice, 64, bought the house for $8 million and moved here six months before Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown. A

The Gospel According to Anne Rice

The queen of the occult has been gone awhile. What’s Anne Rice been up to? Getting healthy, finding God—and writing her most daring book yet. Oct. 31, 2005 issue – Sometimes Anne Rice won’t leave her bedroom for days on end—and neither would you. Glass doors open onto a terrace that looks over the red-tiled roofs of La Jolla, Calif., to the Pacific Ocean. A live-in staffer brings meals to the table at the foot of her ornately carved wooden bed, which faces an ornately carved stone fireplace. She exercises in a huge bike-in closet. She’s got two computers and