Lynn Collins was born in Houston, Texas. She grew up there and in Singapore and Japan.
Collins was raised a strict Southern Baptist. But it would seem that exposure to the culture of New York City drastically changed her perspective. She said:
My family are very, very religious in Texas. They’re Southern Baptists. I left to go to New York when I was 17 and I realised I wasn’t Southern Baptist. That’s not how I am inclined.
This began a journey of spiritual discovery for Collins in which she discovered a holistic, unified approach to religion:
I started studying all different religions and all different beliefs — mysticism, paganism, everything. I got to a place a few years ago where I realised that, to me, they’re all the same thing.
Her Twitter feed confirms this pan-religious view, with tweets and retweets about everything from conventional Christianity to Dalai Lama quotes to healing crystals to palmistry. She is indeed a meta-religious person, and most likely very spiritual.
Collins’ politics seem constrained entirely within her Twitter feed. But what a gold mine! She appears to be more on the Democrat/liberal side of things. She signaled her support of both Obama and gun control when she retweeted this Obama message:
FACT: Since 1968, more Americans have died from gun violence than in all of America’s wars—combined. #DemandAction
She’s tweeted about animal rights, environmentalism and fracking, and gay rights when she tweeted a Human Rights Campaign message:
“Love knows no religion. Love knows no color. Love knows no gender.” Wade Henderson #UnitedForMarriage
Plus, she backhandedly criticized the Catholic Church and expressed her affinity to feminism when she retweeted a satirical message from the editor of the Daily Beast during deliberations for a new Pope:
Unchanged stance on gays, contraception & women? We gotta have a nun as next pope. No change til pink smoke billows @ #Vatican #PopeFrancis
Clearly, she’s quite liberal.