Tag Archives: Dr. Charmaine Yoest

Divided We Vote: Evangelicals and the 2016 Election

Are #NeverTrumpers handing the election to Hillary and destroying the future of America? Are evangelical leaders, by supporting a morally flawed — or even unfit — candidate like Donald Trump, tarnishing the witness of the church?

These gut-wrenching questions and accusations are pulling Christians apart in what has arguably been the most divisive presidential election in our lifetime. Given these deep divisions, how can Christians ever unify? What criteria should evangelicals use when choosing a candidate? And, what will be the long-term effects of this election on the Religious Right?

I’ll explore these questions and more in Divided We Vote:

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Illinois is in the Bottom Half for Life — But Improving

There is a new study out from Americans United for Life (AUL) that looks at the abortion policies in all 50 states.  It concludes that Illinois is the 27th on how well we protect life in law.  The good news is that in 2013 AUL listed Illinois as 36th in its ranking, and claims that Illinois is among the most improved states for 2014, saying:

…after eight years of litigation, a 2005 Executive Order forcing pharmacists and pharmacies to dispense so-called “emergency contraception” “without delay” was invalidated; and where, after decades of obstruction by abortion advocates, the state’s parental notice

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