Kirsten Powers

Kirsten Powers is an author at Religion News Service.

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The ‘He Gets Us’ Super Bowl ads brought back bad memories

By Kirsten Powers — February 14, 2023
(RNS) — How the Christian ‘seeker’ movement can cause serious harm.

Suicide by any other name (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — October 14, 2015
Verbal cloaking is the stock in trade of the “right-to-die” forces. The Orwellian-speak they employ to describe their effort is telling. It’s death by euphemism.

It’s time for evangelicals to speak up for animals (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — October 1, 2015
The “Every Living Thing” initiative will begin a yearlong effort to engage Christians in dialogue around the biblical mandate to care for animals.

Donald Trump, evangelical scam artist (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — September 2, 2015
A Christian who has never sought forgiveness for his sins is like a vegan who has filet mignon for dinner every night.

Crush Planned Parenthood (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — July 22, 2015
A Planned Parenthood executive was caught on video talking about crushing fetus organs. Yet abortion-rights activists want us to believe the harvesting of fetus parts has no more moral value than a fingernail.

How Mike Huckabee fails his Christian duty (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — June 10, 2015
Huckabee appears to believe that transgender people are perpetrating some sort of hoax so they can gain access to public restrooms or locker rooms. Or that they've chosen to identify with a particular gender on a whim.

Christians thrown overboard by Obama (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — April 22, 2015
President Obama just can't seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern Christians or the eradication of Christianity from its birthplace.

Someone tell the president: Iraqi Christians are dying (COMMENTARY)

By Kirsten Powers — August 13, 2014
(RNS) The disinterest in the suffering of Iraqi Christians has been a bipartisan travesty.

COMMENTARY: Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

By Kirsten Powers — July 30, 2014
(RNS) Going back to Mosul is not an option: The Islamic State has given their houses and businesses away. There is nothing to go back to even if the Islamic State left.

COMMENTARY: Why a religious exemption would not open the floodgates

By Kirsten Powers — July 9, 2014
(RNS) Religious exemption opponents claim it would relegate gays to second-class citizens. But religious institutions in the U.S. already enjoy exemptions to discriminate in hiring, including refusing to hire women in senior leadership.

COMMENTARY: Conservatives may hold the key to ending the death penalty

By Kirsten Powers — June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-capital punishment activists say the time is ripe for promoting a culture of life.

COMMENTARY: Christianity’s new look on gays

By Kirsten Powers — June 4, 2014
(RNS) The church has re-examined its views before, on issues ranging from slavery to divorce.

COMMENTARY: If Christians can build statues, so can Satanists

By Kirsten Powers — January 15, 2014
(RNS) The Oklahoma government should not play favorites among different faiths.
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