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...
Yes, Chick-fil-A’s Decision Hurts
By Christine Misner   |   11.21.19
When Chick-fil-A announced the change in its charitable donation process on Nov. 18, the faith-based social media world reacted swiftly. Some with shock and disbelief, others with anger, and then there were those who went on the defensive. It all...
Survey Finds 7 in 10 Millennials Support Socialism
By Christine Misner   |   11.15.19
A recent survey has found 70 percent of Millennials say they are likely to vote for a Socialist. The survey conducted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation also found just one in two have a favorable view of Capitalism....
Trump Reverses Obama on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption
By Christine Misner   |   11.13.19
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed new rules Nov. 1 allowing faith-based providers to continue serving their communities in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. According to a conference call between Vice President Mike Pence’s office and the media, the Obama rule jeopardized the ability of faith-based providers to continue serving their communities, penalizing them for their deeply held beliefs. It did so by forcing these providers to either place children in the homes of same-sex couples or discontinue care.
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By Christine Misner   |   10.24.19
When U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr addressed law students at the University of Notre Dame his remarks would have been widely accepted 10-15 years ago. Today, the culture has changed making what once were traditional moral standards now controversial positions. He outlined how the Founding Father’s enshrined their belief of religious liberty in the U.S. Constitution, “which provides for limited government, while leaving ‘the People’ broadly at liberty to pursue our lives both as individuals and through free associations.”
Raising Kids in Church is Good for Future Communities
By Christine Misner   |   10.07.19
In good news for church going families, a recent study by Harvard University’s School of Public Health found kids raised going to church are happier adults. The study explored the association of the religious involvement of children and teens with their mental health and physical well-being as young adults.

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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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