I’m pleased to have Kirsten Powers on our broadcast today for a discussion that boils down to a succinct and straight-forward question:
Is disagreement the same as hatred?
Obviously, I believe it isn’t. And neither does today’s guest.
Sadly, there are plenty of people who believe otherwise and contend that disagreement and hatred are synonymous, especially when we talk about sensitive issues like homosexuality and same-sex marriage. There’s a growing undercurrent within social and political circles to no longer debate ideas. Instead, the objective for many now is to silence those who hold opposing viewpoints.
Kirsten Powers challenges this viewpoint head-on. Ms. Powers refers to what she calls the “Illiberal Left.” This is a faction within the social and political “left” who have decided their views on certain issues are correct, and everybody else ought to “shut up and get in line.”
To be sure, the FOX News contributor and USA Today columnist holds liberal views on some issues that may be a challenging dynamic for some to consider, myself included. Nevertheless, I hope you’ll take a moment to get to know her a little more through this program. She’ll share her story of what led her to Christ, and I think you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for her spiritual journey.
Kirsten is staunchly pro-life and has had the courage to step into the fray with many of her reports. Most notably, she brought national attention to a story that largely went unreported in the media, that of former doctor Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering three infants born alive during attempted abortions.
Of course, she and I don’t agree on a number of social issues, but we practice what we preach. We’ve both learned the value of engaging in civil dialogue with those with whom we disagree.