1. Don’t blame her one bit :/ Pretty much feel that way myself – I’m just lucky enough to be involved with a bog-standard Episcopal church (the sort of place that, in my diocese, is considered a hotbed of Liberal wackiness – but that’s another story 😉

  2. 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.

    As I do. Anne could be Episcopalian. She could be UCC. She could even continue to be Roman Catholic. Whatever.

    What grandstanding and silliness.

  3. But reading what she has to say above compels me to say that she hasn’t left at all. She’s just converted to the Anglican church

    That would be the Anglican church that is not at all anti-gay or anti-feminist, then.

    Agreed with Mimi, what a load of fuss. Rice is always flouncing about flaring her nostrils and declaiming though, remember that nonsense about Tom Cruise playing Lestat, taking out full-page ads to say he’d be crap and then taking out full-page ads to say he was genius (which he wasn’t). She over-dramatises everything. Mind you that instinct may be the reason she was (is??) a bestselling novelist.

  4. But, she’s also right, whether you like it or not.

    Even liberal Christianity, which behaves like a deer in the headlights whenever accused of being intolerant of bigots, is a uniques breeding ground for exactly those sorts of bigots.

  5. Mark – oh absolutely – I don’t think anyone round these parts would disagree with that. It’s the histrionics of the way she says things that annoys me.

  6. While I’d agree that Anne is more flamboyant than the avg., I don’t have any problems with real or perceived histrionics in this case (and it’s nothing compared to the “Christian” Right drama queens anyway 😉

    As the old saying goes, “I’m here to to kick a** and chew gum, and I’m all outta gum!” Good on her…

    Note: Since I live the the good, ol. U. S. of A., I’m just a bit more sensitive to the shenanigans of the right-wing nutjobs. YMMV.

  7. no fair enough David, I got rather impatient with her around the time of her Interview with the Vampire shenanigans and I’m probably reacting more to that. As Mark says, she’s not wrong in her assessment of the church.

  8. She’s a writer – an artist, even if not a particularly outstanding one. A certain level of histrionic is expected, and that level is higher than most.

    I’ve said almost exactly the same thing she has, so, I really can’t complain. The challenge is not to let simple human need for acceptance draw you back into an unhealthy relationship – and that’s part of us hysterical types, too.

  9. Cathy,

    Oh yeah, her whole Interview with a Vampire situation was pretty over-the-top, eh ? ::rolls eyes, shakes head:: 😉