|Dogmatic Practices of the Church|
There are more people than the church will admit that think they can use a 'tune up' so to speak. They oppose the use of dogma with no mercy because it is hollow.
The LATimes had an interview with her, and the tag line to this article did strike a cord with me.
There are straws that break the camels back with people. I have heard from people that wish to leave over the issue of domestic violence, and how the church just can't seem to deal with it at all logically.
The novelist says she still believes in God, but she couldn't find a basis in Scripture for some positions taken by churches. (She is referencing the dogma of the church)
What Anne Rice seems to be talking about is the Dogma.
People will claim over and over that people leave the church, because they can't handle what scripture is saying. Yet if you get deep down into it? Its the question of the dogma more than scripture.
She mentioned that she had already accepted the stand on homosexuality prior to going back to the Catholic church, and yet to often you read THIS is the reason she left! I have to admit that portion has to be hard on her, since her children were gay.
What people don't look into is that she stepped further than that. They look at the gay factor, and then just DROP IT!