We are all messy: Rosaria Butterfield on loving our gay and lesbian friends
Take a walk across any public university’s campus.
There’s little doubt that you will see some sort of proclamation and/or protestation of LGBT human rights and you’d have to be wearing a racehorse’s blinders to avoid noticing it.
But campus ministry leaders make treks across campuses every day (their students even more often), so a proper understanding will keep us from acting out of our human assumptions.
Rosaria Butterfield is an “atheist-lesbian-professor-turned-Reformed-pastor’s-wife,” and in this interview with The Gospel Coalition, she shares from her unique vantage point that “the church has a lot to learn about standing with the disempowered and being good company for the suffering.”
She doesn’t use her expertise to sling words of condemnation about anyone, but instead feels like the gay and lesbian community has much to teach Christians about love.
Click through to watch We are all messy: Rosaria Butterfield on loving our gay and lesbian friends and better understand that when Jesus tells us to “Love thy neighbor,” there is not a disclaimer of “…only if you and your neighbors are a lot alike.” It’s unconditional.