I have always wondered about the source of the views of Kirsten Powers. A Progressive pundit, and formerly an activist for the Democratic Party, I have watched her mellow on Fox News over time with her willingness to outspokenly criticize some of the outlandish things that her Party and President have proposed. She is one of the few of her view that have spoken out on such matters and I really wondered why she did so. After all, I know how vindictive this current Administration can be, using its "bully pulpit" and large force of operatives to try and destroy anyone voicing disagreement.
In the case of Ms. Powers, the answer came to me in an advance discussion of an upcoming issue of Christianity Today. It seems that she says in an interview with the magazine that she was previously an Atheist and, as such, Democratic politics were the closest thing to a religion that she had in her life. She lived for party politics, practically eating, sleeping and living it in all that she did.
As happens to so many Christians who have been saved from false values in life, her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Savior completely changed her. Oh, she still is a Progressive, believing in her heart that many of the progressive points of view represent the way our fellow man should be treated, but as a Christian she is now unafraid to speak out when she thinks they are wrong. She kind of reminds me of the old fashioned Democratic Party; she is willing to object to things that she knows in her heart are wrong or dishonest.
In recent months she has often spoken out in opposition to the way the Administration has created a false narrative to cover up the truth. Examples of clear note are Benghazi and the roll out and false pronouncements of the President on Obamacare. And while I still disagree with Ms. Powers on the overwhelming majority of her views, I can respect her judgment, knowing that she prays about her thoughts and actions to her Lord and Savior and truly thinks that her final position is correct. \
I can respect someone who bases their position on such an approach even if I do doggedly disagree. After all, God knows that none of us are perfect but instead are mere mortals. We can be wrong or we can be right but it's important that we allow Him to enter our hearts and become involved at the center of the process. And I also guess that as a reasonably new devotee of Christ, her studies of the Word and daily communication with Her Lord will result in further changes and refinements of her social beliefs. Who knows, maybe, just maybe Ms. Powers will ultimately become a Conservative in thought, word and action.
So to Kirsten Powers, I salute you for Seeing the Light and realizing that Jesus Christ is the Savior, the one around whom we must base our life. And Christianity has added another soul to the Flock, a glorious and wonderful event. Thanks be to God.
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