I came upon this news item at Towleroad this afternoon.
Ok. It's not earth shattering. But I find it interesting, nonetheless, that a major author is taking something of a stand against conservative Christianity- the conservative Christianity that is Republican, anti-gay, anti-feminist- anti-science etc. At least, that's how I interpret this news.
Originally Posted by Rice
"As I said below, 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."
" My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn't understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me. But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than C...hristianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been, or might become."
Of course, you know that Rice's son is gay, right?