”That was a Catholic who wrote to me. She is very upset that I left the Catholic Church, and she writes e-mail after e-mail, and she said, ‘You have no concept of the Holy. How could you watch a Satanic show like True Blood?’ And I wrote back, ‘Vampires don’t exist. Don’t worry about this.”’
Novelist Anne Rice speaking with her son, Christopher Rice, in an amazing interview for The Advocate. (Advocate)
In July 29, 2010, Anne Rice rocked her fan base by denouncing the Catholic Church and saying she was no longer a “Christian” — not the type that is molded by organized religion — yet she said she remained committed to Jesus.
Rice is an author of numerous books about supernatural creatures (vampires, witches, mummies) and erotica; and years ago she abandoned that material to pursue a spiritual reconciliation with the Catholic Church. She then began writing successful novels about the life and times of Jesus Christ. That left many of her long-time fans (gay and otherwise) feeling like she had, in some way, abandoned them, too.
In this interview, the famously outspoken writer explains how she was surprised by the world-wide reaction to her exit from the church. Rice gives her gay son a number reasons about why she thinks the Catholic Church’s misguided belief system is hell-bent on suppressing gay people and gay families: