Evangelical conservatives fought throughout 2010 against what they saw as threats to America's social and moral makeup.
President Barack Obama's health care reform law renewed deep concerns about government-funded abortions. The battle against legalizing same-sex marriage in California and other states is still underway. And the recent repeal of the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has drawn into question the future of military chaplains.
Socially, the struggling U.S. economy also led to a sharp rise among Americans seeking assistance with basic needs. The number of people lined up for help from soup kitchens and food banks rose by more than 1 million, putting a strain on charities and non-profits during a time when donations were already low.
Meanwhile, CBN News also highlighted the growing sex-trade industry in America's heartland, the benefits and challenges of adoption, and ministries working to divorce-proof their communities.
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