COVID Cases Rise, Media Blames Churches
By Christine Misner   |   07.18.20
As summer temperatures began heating up and cases of COVID-19 started trending upward, the media started to look for a place to lay the blame. The New York Times quickly found it – Christians and the churches they attend. In...
Revisionist History Comes for The Great Emancipator
By Christine Misner   |   07.03.20
Statues depicting prominent figures in U.S. history have been coming down across the nation. The actions of those portrayed are being reevaluated through the eyes of some who feel their past bad deeds outweigh any of the good they accomplished, with no regard given to the common mores of past centuries. Someone living four centuries ago is held up to 21st century standards.
Should Christians Get Political?
By Christine Misner   |   06.27.20
According to an old adage, there are things people should avoid discussing with friends, at dinner, at work, or just about anywhere else – politics, religion, and money. Lately, however, politics and religion have been issues people can’t seem to...
Federal Legislation Would Allow Americans to Sue Big Tech Companies
By Christine Misner   |   06.25.20
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced a bill that would allow Americans to sue companies such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook for censoring political speech. The bill comes as an activist NBC journalist contacted Google to demonetize The Federalist...
Effingham Removes Cross From Mural After Outside Pressure
By Christine Misner   |   06.06.20
After pressure from a group that advocates for the removal of religion from public spaces, a south-central Illinois town has painted over part of a mural that depicted a cross that is a well-known landmark for area citizens. The mural...
Planned Parenthood Opens Abortuary With No Notice in Waukegan
By Christine Misner   |   05.20.20
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Planned Parenthood opened a new clinic in Waukegan, its 19th in Illinois. Like its predecessor in Fairview Heights which opened last October, it was built in secret. The clinic, called The Waukegan...
The National Day of Pray is Vitally Important This Year
By Christine Misner   |   05.05.20
This National Day of Prayer May 7, 2020 will be like no other. Since its inception in May 1952 under President Harry S. Truman, the day has been observed with large public events. While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the shutdown of all public events, but prayer and the event will still go on. The event has moved online and prayer has never been more important.
Abortion Battle Continues as Pandemic Rages
By Christine Misner   |   04.11.20
As the Coronavirus pandemic wears on, government officials have shut down schools and businesses while stressing social distancing. The work continues to get personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of medical personnel with even elective surgeries canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the pandemic hasn’t slowed down the abortion industry.
Study Finds ‘Church Hopping’ is Becoming More Common
By Christine Misner   |   03.06.20
In its new State of the Church 2020 study, the Barna Group has uncovered how Americans are maintaining their connections to churches while at the same time “renegotiating” what those connections look like in terms of today’s society.
So-Called ‘Death With Dignity’ Resolution Advances in Evanston
By Christine Misner   |   02.13.20
Evanston, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, has a reputation in the rest of the state as being affluent and liberal. Last year, its city council voted to levy a 3 percent tax, with a cap of $10 million,...
Illinois Rep. Invites Christians to ‘Pray for Springfield’
By Christine Misner   |   02.01.20
What would happen if church members from around Illinois came to Springfield and sat praying in the House gallery each time it met during the spring 2020 session? What could God do in Illinois? That’s what Illinois State Rep. Dave...
Thomas More Society Fights Pro-Life Discrimination in NY
By Christine Misner   |   01.25.20
A federal lawsuit has been filed against New York City and the state, too, over their effort to include abortion in civil rights protections.
Wisconsin Group Tries to Force Illinois City to Remove Cross From Mural
By Christine Misner   |   01.11.20
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a letter to a south central Illinois City seeking removal of a cross from a mural painted near a local high school. A petition, which now has over 23,000 signatures, has been...
New Federal Rules to End Discrimination Against Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers
By Christine Misner   |   12.23.19
The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed new rules that would end regulations put in place by the Obama Administration that prohibited faith-based child welfare providers from receiving federal funding without abandoning their beliefs.
Youth, Religion, and the Rise of the ‘Nones’
By Christine Misner   |   12.11.19
For the last few years the fastest growing group in religion are the “Nones.” Not the kind that wear black and white habits, but the kind that don’t identify with any religion at all. According to the American Family Survey...

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Christine Misner
Christine Misner

Christine Misner grew up in northeastern Missouri, but now lives and works in central Illinois. She loves to write, travel, and discuss politics. You can follow her on Twitter @LCMisner.

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