Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares some incredible Gospel-saturated words regarding the recent US Supreme Court decision to strike down DOMA. While not an American – therefore said decision is less relevant – I was impacted by her wisdom in regards to how we should posture ourselves as Christians in the face a cultural shift:
Homosexuality is a sin, but so is homophobia. Homophobia is irrational fear of a whole people group, failing to see in that group God’s image diminished but not extinguished by sin, and that God’s elect people linger there, snared by their own design and awaiting gospel grace. Biding time. Think about that. Waiting like the caterpillar that spawned today’s butterfly. God has set apart a people from before the foundation of the world to receive his grace, and they are waiting for you in every nation and people group. It is an act of homophobia to believe that people in the LGBT community are either too sinful to respond to God’s call on their life, or to believe that people in the LGBT community have a fixed nature that will never, by the blustering, unfounded, and uncharitable declarations of secular psychology, change by the power of the gospel.
Everyone should read her book too! The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. If you are part of The King’s Fellowship, I have a copy waiting in my office to be lent to you!