Articles by Laurie Higgins
Come Hear the Remarkable Anthony Esolen!
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.13.15
Professor Anthony Esolen is one of America’s cultural treasures. He writes about moral decline in America with insight, boldness, and...
SCOTUS Hearings on Same-Sex Faux-Marriage
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.29.15
This is a collection of random thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearings on whether to deconstruct marriage and refashion it...
LGBT Activists’ Comical Rhetorical Ingenuity and Conversion Therapy Bans
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.27.15
The Left believes minors should be able to access medical help in rejecting their unchosen, unwanted physical embodiment but then...
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Urgent Need to Address Gender Confusion in Public Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.23.15
Recently at Horace Mitchell Primary School, a K-3 school in Kittery Pointe, Maine, parents were sent a letter explaining that ...
State Lawmaker Wants Taxpayers to Subsidize Killing “Unplanned” and “Unwanted” Babies
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.10.15
State Representative Scott Drury (D-Highwood) wrote this to a constituent who opposes HB 4013*, the bill that would remove all...
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Progressive Educators’ Dreams for Other People’s Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.09.15
Since Christians are sending their children to government schools—often out of necessity—where they will be taught that soul-destroying homoerotic activity is...
Cowardice, Courage, and Cakes
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.08.15
In a recent article about the upcoming political protest in public schools sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education...
Indiana Republican Leaders’ Spines Crumble
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.02.15
In a shocking turn of events, cowardly, ignorant Republican lawmakers in Indiana have proposed an amendment that turns the Religious...
Indiana’s RFRA Law and Fatuous Leftist Arguments
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.31.15
Intellectual frustration is boiling over—mine, that is. Opponents of RFRA laws would like these laws to protect religious liberty as...
RFRA: Hoosiers vs. Imperious Illiberals
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.30.15
It’s Hoosier David versus rainbow-clad Goliath. Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in...
Save the Date!
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.26.15
IFI is doing something different for our annual banquet next September 18, 2015. In the spirit of ecumenism, we have...
Surprising Connection Between Homosexuality and Race
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.24.15
Homosexuals and their ideological allies are fond of promoting a pernicious comparison of race, which has no inherent features relative...
Should Christian Children Be Expected To Do What Christian Adults Do Not
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.23.15
The halcyon days for Christians in America are over. A time of persecution and stigmatization of Christians is just over...
Government and Teachers Oppose Archbishop Cordileone and Catholic Doctrine
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.18.15
Last month, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone published a statement on Catholic teaching derived from the Catechism of the...
Troubling Parentage Bill Resurrected
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.17.15
State Representative Kelly Burke (D-Evergreen Park) has reintroduced the Parentage Act of 2015 (now HB 1531). The bill’s sponsors have...
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Laurie Higgins
IFI Cultural Analyst
Laurie Higgins

Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Analyst in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. 

Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. 

She has been married to her husband for forty years, and they have four grown children and five grandchildren.

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