Dr. Rosaria Butterfield criticized Revoice, Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), and Dr. Preston Sprinkle and his Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender while speaking at Liberty University’s convocation Friday, Nov. 10. Each of these ministries promotes lies about sexuality and discourages repentance from sin, Butterfield said.
“Have you ever heard that same-sex attraction is a sinless temptation and only a sin if you act on it?” Butterfield asked her audience. “Or that people who experience same-sex attraction are actually gay Christians called to lifelong celibacy? Or that people who experience same-sex attraction rarely if ever change and therefore should never pursue heterosexual marriage?”
Butterfield continued, “Or that sex and gender are different and that God doesn’t care about whether men live as men and women live as women because all you need to do is grow in the fruit of the Spirit as though the fruit of the Holy Spirit can grow from sin?”
According to Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, What Christian ministries are heretical liars?
“Revoice, Preston Sprinkle’s Exiles in Babylon Conference sponsored by his heretical Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, and CRU” @PrestonSprinkle @crutweets
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— Jared Moore (@jaredhmoore) November 13, 2023
Those ideas are “lies” Butterfield said she had heard within the past year from Christian ministries, and she specifically named “Revoice, Preston’s Sprinkle’s Exiles in Babylon Conference sponsored by his heretical Center for Faith, Sexuality, & Gender, and Cru.”
The audience members, who applauded Butterfield throughout her speech, expressed dismay after she named Cru. “I got the receipts people,” she responded.
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield: ‘We Don’t Trust Them’
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield is an author, speaker, former gay activist, and former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. At one point in her life, she identified as a lesbian, but that changed after she came to trust in Jesus through the friendship and hospitality of a Christian couple, an experience she has written about in “The Gospel Comes With a House Key.”
Butterfield used the first part of her talk to share about her life story, namely her experience living out an LGBTQ+ identity, how she came to trust in God, and how the Holy Spirit convicted her to repent from her sin. “I learned how to hate my sin without hating myself,” she told the students. “The way to grace is through repentance.”