Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat Anne has a gay son, Christopher, who is an author in his own right. One of Anne’s quotes “Evil is always possible. Goodness is difficult,” can backup her distain of the Kentucky Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. This is the woman who has used the “loving” message of Jesus and turned it into a ‘hate your neighbour crime.’ She refuses to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians on the grounds of her ‘religious conscience.’
September, 2015 Davis in Jail
Davis, currently in jail in Kentucky for contempt of court, has said she had acted on ‘God’s authority’ in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Anne Rice writes on Facebook that all her life she has known Christians — Catholics, Protestants, independent believers, bible readers and church goers, nuns, priests, ministers – who are devoted to Christ.
‘This woman Kim Davis … bears little or no resemblance to the believers I’ve known. She comes across to me as a stubborn, self centered and self obsessed individual with little grasp of the belief system she references as she shows complete disregard for the rights of her fellow Americans.
‘It is sad to think anyone would regard this gravely misguided and obviously bigoted individual as a poster girl for “faith in God.”‘
In addition to her better-known novels such as The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned, Rice has written two books chronicling the life of Jesus: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana.
‘What a colossal waste all this has been of the taxpayer’s money and the court’s time,’ Rice writes. ‘I congratulate my gay brothers and sisters of all faiths, and of no faith, for standing up to the selfish and arrogant bias of this woman and politely and justly demanding their rights.’
The author’s son, Chistopher Rice, has written six best-selling novels including A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, and Light Before Day.
Thank you, Anne, and others for witnessing to the true message of Jesus who told us to “love one another” and “do not judge.”