The Gospel According To Anne Rice

The Gospel According To Anne RiceAnne Rice has announced that she is no longer a Christian, but still a follower of Christ? Why? Well;

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 anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen."

Which has caused some confusion in the UK at least because, at least over here, Christianity isn't considered synonymous with those things. Only the other month I attended the local Church Of England church for a gay marriage ceremony attended by the local Member of Parliament. And while there is certainly division, it's that exactly. Division. Not a unified thought. And you know what, it's probably the same to an extent in the US too.

Certainly regarding the gay issue, I've always considered the following passage from Acts 10 to be rather relevant in this matter;

9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice told him, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat."

14 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."

16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

Here endeth the lesson.

However, all you vegetarians are going to hell. Sorry.

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