Rosaria Butterfield Renounces Her Rejection of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

Jul 23, 2022 by

by Michael Brown, The Stream:

Rosaria Butterfield, Ph.D., is one of the most articulate, clear-headed voices in the Church today addressing issues of sexuality and gender. As a former lesbian feminist, now a committed Christian, she understands the LGBTQ+ mindset and is able to confront it with eternal, biblical principles. At the same time, she is a human being, and like the rest of us, she has blind spots. Thankfully, in keeping with her Christian character, she has addressed one of those blind spots in her life, publicly confessing her error.

As Butterfield explained, in 2014, in an article published by The Gospel Coalition, she wrote, “[Reparative therapy], a heresy, [is] a modern version of the prosperity gospel. Name it. Claim it. Pray the gay away.”

Today, she writes, “This ranks among the most misguided words I have written as a Christian.”

What a forthright, humble confession.

False Concept of “Conversion Therapy”

But how did she get things so wrong? Why did she believe that these efforts to help people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions were some kind of heretical belief when she herself went from a lesbian relationship to a heterosexual marriage?

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