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  • A Pastoral Response to Anne Rice quitting Christianity (Mark Driscoll)

    08/17/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/11/2010 | Mark Driscoll
    Anne Rice is in a season that many, if not all, Christians experience: the great joy of coming to personally embrace the love, forgiveness, and new life that Jesus offers is then followed by the troubles and trials of learning the teachings of the Bible and living with fellow Christians. Truthfully, both are difficult. Every Christian struggles, to varying degrees, with different parts of the Bible because they call us to repent of beliefs we formerly held and ways in which we formerly behaved. Anne Rice struggles with the Bible's opposition to homosexuality and its teachings on gender roles. She...
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX / ANGLICAN CAUCUS] Anne Rice talks about "final straws"...

    08/03/2010 5:21:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 7+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | 8/3/2010 | Carl Olson
    ... while continuing to build straw men and spread chaff via the MSM. The NPR site has more about Anne Rice's decision to pursue unversion (my term, not NPR's) from Christianity, specifically from the "quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group" that many of us know as the Catholic Church, which happens to have been founded by Jesus Christ, which he entrusted to his apostles and their successors, and is still standing despite the powerful Facebook salvos of the author of Interview with the Vampire: Rice says although there were "last straws," there was no one event that caused her...
  • Anne Rice says no more to Christianity (and no new vampires)

    07/30/2010 7:54:04 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 63 replies · 6+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7-30-10 | Hillel Italie
    "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," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen" ... "I believed for a long time that the differences, the quarrels among Christians didn't matter a lot for the individual, that you live your life and stay out of it. But then I began to realize that it wasn't an easy thing to do," said Rice, speaking from her home near Palm Springs, California. "I came...
  • Anne Rice quits Christianity -- but not Christ

    07/30/2010 7:57:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 120 replies · 3+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 30, 2010
    Novelist Anne Rice remains committed to Christ. But she is quitting Christianity. The “Interview With The Vampire” author, who in recent years has spoken publicly about her faith and written a series of novels tracing the life of Jesus, wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday that she was finished with organized Christianity. 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,...
  • Novelist Anne Rice says she's leaving Christianity (Uncoverts after converting)

    07/30/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2010 | Hillel Itale
    NEW YORK – Anne Rice has had a religious conversion: She's no longer a Christian. "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," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen." Rice, 68, is best known for "Interview With a Vampire" and other gothic novels. Raised as a Catholic, she had rejected the church early in her life but renewed her faith in recent years and in 2008 released the memoir "Called Out...
  • Anne Rice Breaks Up With Christianity via Facebook...

    07/29/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT · by TaraP · 156 replies · 2+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | July 28th, 2010
    Well, some stars like Amanda Bynes use technology like Twitter to tell the world they are retiring. Some stars like Kelsey Grammar announce the end of his marriage. But today Anne Rice became the first pop culture figure I know that decided to break up with Christians, and she did it using facebook. On her official website she posted the following announcement via her facebook feed this afternoon:"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...
  • Anne Rice goes from vampires to Jesus biographer (New Book Out)

    10/31/2008 6:52:07 AM PDT · by mnehring · 20 replies · 669+ views
    NEW ORLEANS – It's Halloween, and Anne Rice has a new book — a memoir in fact — that's climbing best-seller lists. Everything is normal, then. Normal if it were 1994 — the height of Rice's megaselling fame as a queen of Southern Gothic pulp. For those who haven't been paying attention lately to vampire lit, America's most famous chronicler of bloodsuckers doesn't live in New Orleans anymore — and hasn't since before Hurricane Katrina hit — and she's riding new waves of enthusiasm: the memoir and Christian lit. Her memoir, "Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession," is the...
  • My Trust in My Lord[Anne Rice]

    03/24/2008 7:42:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 501+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 Mar 2008 | Anne Rice
    Look: I believe in Him. It’s that simple and that complex. I believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the God Man who came to earth, born as a tiny baby and then lived over thirty years in our midst. I believe in what we celebrate this week: the scandal of the cross and the miracle of the Resurrection. My belief is total. And I know that I cannot convince anyone of it by reason, anymore than an atheist can convince me, by reason, that there is no God. A long life of historical study and...
  • Anne Rice is Pro Life and Pro Hillary

    08/18/2007 3:24:50 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Ann Rice's website ^ | Aug 18, 2007 | Ann Rice
    To my readers: Some time ago, I made an effort to remove from this website all political statements made by me in the past. Many of these statements were incomplete statements, and many were dated. And a good many of the emails I received about these statements indicated that they were confusing to my newer Christian readers. I felt, when I removed the material, that I was doing what was best for my personal vocation --- which is, to write books for Jesus Christ. My vocation at this time remains unchanged. I am committed to writing books for the Lord,...
  • PERSONAL ENDORSEMENT OF HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT: (Anne Rice)

    08/18/2007 12:45:49 PM PDT · by Renfield · 128 replies · 2,934+ views
    annerice.com ^ | 8/10/07 | Anne Rice
    To my readers: Some time ago, I made an effort to remove from this website all political statements made by me in the past. Many of these statements were incomplete statements, and many were dated. And a good many of the emails I received about these statements indicated that they were confusing to my newer Christian readers. I felt, when I removed the material, that I was doing what was best for my personal vocation --- which is, to write books for Jesus Christ. My vocation at this time remains unchanged. I am committed to writing books for the Lord,...
  • Personal Edorsement of Hillary Clinton for President [Anne Rice] August 10, 2007

    08/18/2007 6:17:01 PM PDT · by seanrobins · 31 replies · 1,965+ views
    annerice.com ^ | August 10, 2007 | Anne Rice
    An example of pulitzer-prize-winning hypocrisy from a top purveyor of popular literature, who has been experiencng crisis of religious confidence over the past several years -- and who apparently has good reason to experience such a crisis -- when she acknowledges abortion is wrong, but will vote for it anyway . . . - - - - - - - - - - To my readers: Some time ago, I made an effort to remove from this website all political statements made by me in the past. Many of these statements were incomplete statements, and many were dated. And a...
  • 'Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt' to Shoot in Israel This October [Anne Rice novel]

    03/31/2007 10:43:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 242+ views
    Earthtimes ^ | Friday, March 30, 2007 | PR Newswire
    Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt, the motion picture based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel about Christ's early years, will begin shooting in Israel this October. Good News Holdings' decision to make the film in Israel has the full support of the Israeli government and casting has begun in Israel to find the boy who will play Jesus at the age of 7. A theatrical release is planned for Fall 2008. The Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, Ehud Danoch said, "We are pleased that Good News Holdings chose Israel as the location for the making of this movie....
  • Critics pour scorn, cliches on NY vampire musical

    By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The third vampire musical to try its luck on Broadway in four years drew all the familiar puns in scathing reviews Thursday that said "Lestat" was "bloody awful," "sucked of life" and the "kiss of death." "Lestat" was Hollywood studio Warner Bros.' first attempt to challenge Disney's dominance of the mass-market musical genre, reportedly with a budget of up to $12 million. Based on Anne Rice's vampire novels, the show features songs by Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. Expectations had been low after a critically savaged trial run in San...
  • Anne Rice on Fox now describing her "return to faith in Jesus"....

    12/31/2005 5:50:52 PM PST · by I still care · 47 replies · 1,857+ views
    Fox news
    Just a heads up for those of us who have discussed this...
  • Interview with a Penitent (Novelist Anne Rice's renewed faith in Christ)

    12/12/2005 11:56:33 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 19 replies · 1,192+ views
    christianitytoday ^ | Dec 05 | Cindy Crosby/Anne Rice
    novelist Anne O'Brien Rice's darkly themed books have sold more than 75 million copies. ... Last summer, Knopf, her publisher, stunned the literary world with its announcement of Rice's newest volume: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, a novel about Jesus' life at age 7. "This book means more to me than anything I've ever done," Rice told Christianity Today from her home in La Jolla, California. "I'm not offering agnostic explanations. He is real. He worked miracles. He is the Son of God! And there is so much more to write." ...[snip]In 1998, she came to a crossroads. "I...
  • Interview with a Penitent (Anne Rice on her reversion from vampires to Jesus Christ)

    12/02/2005 2:26:55 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,127+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | December 1, 2005 | Cindy Crosby
    A young girl plays in the streets of New Orleans. Around her, gnarled oaks drip with Spanish moss, guarding crumbling mansions where ghosts are said to walk. She clutches the hand of her father, Howard, as she visits the aboveground crypts of Lafayette Cemetery, tracing with her fingertips the names of those who died from yellow fever. In her mind, she's making up stories. A whisper of corruption mingles with historical beauty. Voodoo lingers, despite Christianity's presence. The light and the dark coexist, shadows imprinted on sunlight. Today, novelist Anne O'Brien Rice's darkly themed books have sold more than 75...
  • Into the light: Novelist Anne Rice embraces Christ, "the ultimate supernatural hero"

    11/26/2005 4:22:35 PM PST · by rhema · 76 replies · 1,825+ views
    WORLD ^ | Dec. 3, 2005 | Lynn Vincent
    Though she is a novelist, Anne Rice sees the world the way a painter might, in subtleties of light and shadow: the pale edge of dawn, the flat ink of a starless midnight, goodness for some an elusive beacon, evil an alluring shroud. She was known for shrouds. Mrs. Rice spent nearly three decades sculpting a reputation as literary queen of the damned—and now, at age 64, she has declared that canon closed. After rejecting her Catholic faith nearly half a century ago, she says she is reconciled with God and dedicating the rest of her life to writing only...
  • Leaving vampires and witches behind [Anne Rice novel]

    11/03/2005 2:10:38 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 15 replies · 479+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 3, 2005 | By Sandi Dolbee
    Leaving vampires and witches behind, author centers novels – and new life in La Jolla – around ChristShe breathed life into vampires and witches with blood-curdling passion and dabbled in soft-porn with an erotic series about Sleeping Beauty. Now, Anne Rice is fixated on the boy Jesus. Her new book, "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," was released this week, taking readers into a fictional account of the young Messiah, capturing the junior years that are conspicuously absent from the Gospels. She begins when he is 7 and follows him for the next year, from Alexandria, where her novel says...
  • The Gospel According to Anne

    10/24/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT · by kjvail · 9 replies · 478+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Oct. 31, 2005 | David Gates
    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 enough books to last her a year. Splendid isolation? Splendid, sure. But she's often got family visiting in a downstairs guest suite, she reads The...
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    10/23/2005 5:49:14 PM PDT · by lainie · 249 replies · 3,660+ views
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  • The Gospel According to Anne (Rice) (( Gothic writer turns to "Christ the Lord")

    10/23/2005 2:07:36 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 188 replies · 3,999+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Oct 23 05 | David Gates
    "For the last six months," she says, "people have been sending e-mails saying, 'What are you doing next?' And I've told them, 'You may not want what I'm doing next'." We'll know soon. In two weeks, Anne Rice, the chronicler of vampires, witches and—under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure—of soft-core S&M encounters, will publish "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, narrated by Christ himself. "I promised," she says, "that from now on I would write only for the Lord." It's the most startling public turnaround since Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" announced that he'd...
  • To Anne rice: We Failed You? Try Again.

    09/07/2005 6:05:27 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 43 replies · 1,671+ views
    NRO ^ | Jim Geraghty
    We failed you? No, oh brilliant creator of Exit to Eden, you failed. You might not think of it this way, but: Your leaders failed to upgrade the levees. You elected a bunch of weepers and blame-shifters who lost their head in a crisis. Over the past decades, your elected officials have let a criminal element incubate and grow until they ruled the streets, instead of the forces of law and order. In pop culture, a New Orleans thief is always a charming rogue with a devilish smile. In reality, they’re a bunch of thugs. If the number of residents...
  • Anne Rice to write book on Jesus' early years

    05/07/2005 1:12:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 84 replies · 1,930+ views
    AP ^ | May 07,2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Vampires are usually her passion, but Anne Rice is getting biblical in her next book, due out in November from publisher Random House. "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" will tell the story of Jesus' early years in his own words. Excerpts of a lengthy letter that will accompany advance review copies of the book this summer are published in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. "For over 10 years I've wanted to do this book — Jesus in his own words," Rice writes. "For five years, I've been obsessed with how to do it, and...