What Rice posted:
"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 outside. My conscience will allow nothing else..."
"... 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."
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Methinks the author is a bit miffed and mystified.
I have known others like Anne Rice. They get angry at Christ or at God or at Christianity when what is really ticking them off are the institutions that have been ham-fisted, double-speaking holier-than-thou troglodytes out to put God inside a box of their own making. The hurt and dismayed often say they are OK with Christ, but then launch into their complaints against institutions that fail to recognize that the current era bears similarities to First Century Palestine, but is NOT 100 CE and that we must respond in accordance to our own reality, not the one known by Jesus or the apostles. Been there, done that. I've learned from that mistake.