Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies. And in this episode of the podcast, Butterfield shares the story of her conversion from a radical lesbian to a redeemed Christian. I went there very conspicuous of the fact that I didn’t fit in.Today Butterfield is a mother of four, a homemaker, and wife of a Presbyterian pastor named Kent. It's a story involving a pastor, a pretty ordinary local church, and a Bible. After my second or third, maybe fourth, pass through the entire Bible something started to happen. But I really had to confront this God.” And she did.Most Christians would agree, and in some cases attest, that being in relationships with non-Christians can have some serious challenges Given the sensitive nature of this topic for some, I want to be clear this article is about the challenges Christians can experience when they enter into relationships with believers who do not have the same hunger, respect or passion for God, and is not meant to condemn anyone who is currently in a mixed faith marriage However, it is important to understand that while some are willing to defend the choices made to enter mixed faith marriages/relationships, including their own, by pointing to examples where the relationships worked out in the end, we need to examine our hearts before being quick to justify why we feel it is okay to date/marry people who do not believe in God, or why we justify our decision to evangelize through relationships, as we were never told to do either of those things as Christians If God is our priority in life, why would an earthly relationship be so important to us we would take the risk of having a marriage where our partner never comes to God despite our best efforts?I wanted to make sure these points were said upfront, as some are missing the point of this article altogether, happy reading!Jaber recorded a series of profanity-laced, rambling videos, beginning with one that shows him attending the Christian gathering with a Quran in his hands and wearing a T-shirt that read: 'I am a Muslim, I open carry and conceal carry and I am only dangerous if you are stupid.'In the video, a man believed to be an off-duty cop tells Jaber he cannot record video at the conference and then asks his name.Jaber replies: 'John Smith, the Muslim John Smith,' and leaves the hotel.Most Christians would agree that being in relationships with non-Christians can have some serious challenges But what about the cases where two people are Christians but are at totally different levels of spiritual maturity?
Sometimes when we look at all the pain and hurt in the world, it seems like God doesn’t care about what we’re going through.Event organizer Brannon Howes, president of Worldview Weekend and host of Worldview Weekend Radio and TV, shared screenshots from Jaber's Facebook Live video on April 17.According to Howes, an off-duty police officer confronted Jaber and asked him to stop filming inside the venue of the conference, which was attended by an estimated 500 people, including women and children.She is a wonder, and can call forth amazing affection. But the implication is individual, because this race is not racial. And we can do it in a thousand different ways of love that suit our situation and personality.In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christian, and in a committed lesbian relationship. And then one Sunday morning, no different from any other Sunday morning, I rose from the bed of my lesbian lover, and an hour later I sat in a church pew.