Alison Flood's article in Saturday's Guardian told of Anne Rice's Facebook message announcing her decision to quit being a Christian because she refuses to 'be anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-artificial birth control, anti-Democrat, anti-secular humanism, anti-science and anti-life.
I also so refuse as do many of us who seek to follow Christ and so are called Christians. Christians are the richer if they have among their number thinking but intuitive people like Anne Rice. It is desperately sad that the lable Christian is open to any group really whatever they claim to believe.
We have a choice perhaps between a Church which is very prescriptive about what we may or may not believe, or the freedom we enjoy which gives us the space all people need to look at the life of Jesus of Nazareth, allow Him into our lives and give Him space to allow us to find for ourselves what His life meant.