A few hours later Anne Rice clarified her motives:
“In the name of Christ I refuse to be anti-gay. I broke with the church. "
In her memoir Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession Rice also states:
In the moment of surrender I let go of all the theological or social questions which had kept me from [God] for countless years.
Several books from The Vampire Chronicles have been adapted as comics by various publiAnne Ricers. Several years later Anne Rice distanced herself from organized Christianity citing disagreement with the Church's stances on social issues but pledging that faith in God remained "central to [her] life. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles in 1994 and Queen of the Damned in 2002.