Rosaria Champagne Butterfield calls her conversion a train wreck.
She wrote a book about it called, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: an english professor’s journey into christian faith”(Crown & Covenant, 2012)
The tagline for an article she wrote for Christianity Today says: As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.
Here’s an excerpt:
Stupid. Pointless. Menacing. That’s what I thought of Christians and their god Jesus, who in paintings looked as powerful as a Breck Shampoo commercial model.
As a professor of English and women’s studies, on the track to becoming a tenured radical, I cared about morality, justice, and compassion. Fervent for the worldviews of Freud, Hegel, Marx, and Darwin, I strove to stand with the disempowered. I valued morality. And I probably could have stomached Jesus and his band of warriors if it weren’t for how other cultural forces buttressed the Christian Right. Pat Robertson’s quip from the 1992 Republican National Convention pushed me over the edge: “Feminism,” he sneered, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.” Indeed. The surround sound of Christian dogma comingling with Republican politics demanded my attention. Read the rest here.
You can watch an interview with this courageous lady below: