Last July I noted that novelist Anne Rice had denounced Christianity. Now, in an interview conducted by her homosexual son, Christopher, she denounces the Catholic Church. The MetroWeekly has transcribed some of the highlights from the video:
- “I am completely confident that gays are winning the battle for equal rights in our country. And that the battle for same-sex marriage will be won. And that Don’t Ask, Don’t tell is going down.”
- “I hadn’t been a Catholic for 38 years, so I began to study it. I began to live it…. And I came to the conclusion 12 years later that it was not a fine religion, that it was dishonorable, that it was dishonest, that it’s theology was largely sophistry… and that it was basically a church that told lies. And that it was for me, for my conscientious standpoint, an immoral church; and I had to leave it.”
- “They’re very eager to blame the liberals, but the liberals have had no power in the Church all these years. And 75% of the priesthood and the hierarchy are gay.”
I completely agree with Carl Olson’s take on Rice:
It is increasingly obvious that Rice’s hatred (and it does appear to be hatred) of the Catholic Church flows from her conviction that her son’s homosexuality is not only perfectly fine, it should be celebrated and proclaimed good by the Church. Like so many others, she makes it personal, as if the Church has pinpointed her son; yet the Church has consistently, from the start (Romans 1, anyone?), understood homosexual acts to be sinful—just as the Church has held that adultery, fornication, etc., etc., are sinful. Her “argument” seems to be simply: “I think being gay is great, and anyone who disagrees is evil.” It is, of course, not an argument, but an opinion—and while she is certainly entitled to that opinion, it is a truly dishonorable and dishonest one.