“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” — Matthew 13: 3-9
Remember when Kirsten Powers left Twitter for a while because she realized how hysterical and unproductive she had become?
Good times. But they didn’t last.
Her ego has come roaring back under the banner of “I’m smarter and kinder than God” — with enough ridiculous strawmen to make even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blush.
For a time, before the self-imposed Twitter vacation, Powers was letting her fairly newfound Christianity shine in the form of a vigorous pro-life defense. I was inspired by her on numerous occasions as she preached eternal truth amid the leftist darkness of baby murder.
Then she switched from Fox News to CNN — and the wheels came off fast. That’s not to say Fox News is an exclusive bastion of fertile soil but, damn, those weeds, thorns, and rocky places over at CNN must be quite the hellscape.
Because that’s where, in the name of “improving” both the tenor and the content of the conversation, she decided that her latest interpretation of Catholicism is that she had been too mean to Planned Parenthood. Now she can envision the heartbeat bills getting passed across the nation as the oppressive tools of patriarchy that they are.
Oh, and she lambastes the pejoratively labeled “real Christians” for making it that way.
In a recent USA Today column, she closed by insisting that, unlike those nasty “Christian” people, she cares “about all lives, and that includes the lives of women contemplating abortion.” She continued:
The anti-abortion movement pays lip service to caring for women, but what the recent spate of laws shows us is that in the end there is only one thing they care about: the embryo or fetus. The lives of young rape or incest victims are accepted as collateral damage, and women who want to protect their health are as cast sinister actors incapable of searching their own consciences for a way forward when a wanted pregnancy goes awry. As troubling as these new moves by anti-abortion activists are, there is one upside. There is now perfect clarity on where the lines have been drawn, and the likelihood that this extremism will be embraced by the American people is close to zero.
Where to begin?
For starters, the recent release of the movie, “Unplanned,” pretty much blew the doors off the notion that the anti-abortion movement doesn’t care about women. But that’s how it generally is with spirit of the age progressivism: The exact opposite of their claims are almost always true, and in this case, it is Planned Parenthood that treats women worse than cattle.
Then it is remarkable how little she will let her “rape and incest” boilerplate stand all by itself for analysis — because she knows how few of the total number of actual abortions have anything to do with those circumstances — before she jumps to promoting “women who want to protect their health.”
Your church teaches you, Kirsten, that the way to do that is to abstain from sex before marriage. It does so not only to promote physical health, but mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well. Is it your assertion that the church is the true “sinister actor” for doing so or that its 2,000-year history of “searching consciences” can’t be matched by your woke Gnosticism?
Well, if that is your assertion, you are going to have to make a much better argument than using gibberish like “wanted pregnancy.” Your Lord demands it, for our value lies in the fact we are fearfully and wonderfully made, not that we have been sufficiently weighed and measured on the commodity scale.
Such an element of the truth about the greatest love of all — the need to lay down one’s life for a friend — is indeed “extreme” for this age and any other. I am honored to wear such a label if those stuck in the middle, where Powers has once again firmly camped herself, must simply bow their heads and accept murders of convenience as a daily fact of life.
She now rationalizes and equivocates like a true Pharisee, the very people Jesus was most dissatisfied with. Clearly, she mocks God at her own peril. She is now counted among Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims as an utterly preposterous excuser of death and disorder in the name of fake compassion, while using her faith as cover for it.
Her millstone tightens by her own hand. Rebuke her in word and hold her up in prayer, for she is playing a very dangerous game while also leading others astray.