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It’s Not Like Anne Rice’s Gay Son Christopher Is Why She Quit Christianity

“My commitment to Christ demands a certain honesty and authenticity for me, and I am moving away from this group of his followers,” Anne Rice told Joy Behar last night about her grand Facebook announcement that she’s quitting Jesushouse. But while one of the reasons Rice is quitting the religion is the institutional anti-gay stance, her son Christopher Rice, a gay novelist, wasn’t the cornerstone of her decision. It was her gay readers.

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Rice also says that while she believes abortion “is the taking of a human life,” she would never support a law banning abortion. That, “and I don’t think laws against abortion have ever worked.”