Articles by Laurie Higgins
Be Thankful for Some Princeton Students
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.26.15
In light of the self-indulgent, self-referential, and oppressive efforts of both students and faculty to impose their ideological views and...
Strange Bedfellows in the Bathroom Wars
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.13.15
A stunning rift within the cultural/political movement to normalize sexual perversion has emerged or, more precisely, been exposed. While the...
Macro-Tantrums by Mizzou and Yale Students
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.13.15
By now everyone except off-the-grid cave-dwellers has heard about the student protest at University of Missouri which began when thirty...
Salman Rushdie Redefines Censorship, Criticizes Christian Students
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.10.15
I read with amusement a recent Chicago Tribune article about writer Salman Rushdie’s appearance at the Chicago Humanities Festival in...
Cataclysmic Stakes in District 211
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.05.15
The controversy over locker room policy for gender-confused students in Township High School District 211 here in Illinois has erupted...
District 211 Children: Chum for Feds
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.04.15
Thousands of parents in District 211, the largest high school district in Illinois, should be outraged. And anyone who rightly...
First Amendment Going, Going…
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.31.15
Irony ‘o’ the Day: Christian bakers lose their business and are fined $135,000 for exercising their religious liberty by declining...
Praying Coach Suspended for Exercising His Civil Rights
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.30.15
Bremerton High School in Washington state just suspended beloved football coach Joe Kennedy for praying on the football field after...
Planned Parenthood’s Adorable Aborted Baby Hearts
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.28.15
The Center for Medical Progress just released another undercover video exposé of a Planned Parenthood affiliate, this one in Austin,...
Evil Spawn of Anti-Life Dogma: “Post-Birth Abortion”
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.22.15
A troubling video has emerged in which a college student was asked if it should be morally permissible for an...
Solipsism, the Genderevolution & Child Victims
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.21.15
WYCC-TV, a public television station in Chicago, recently aired an imbalanced 6-minute segment on the sad story of a 17-year-old gender dysphoric teen from Gurnee, Illinois. “Emmett” Paschal (née Emily), who attends Warren Township High School, is a girl who wishes she were a boy. “Emmett” recently underwent a double mastectomy and began taking the cross-sex steroid testosterone in her quest to conceal her objective biological sex.
Princeton Law Professor on Classical School’s Endorsement of “Transgenderism”
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.16.15
Princeton University law professor Robert P. George posted an alarming warning on his Facebook page recently about a Christian family...
A Brief Word About the Incoherence of “Transgender” Locker Room Policy
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.14.15
IFI’s opposition to, for example, a boy in a girls’ locker room is not based on fear that he may...
We Got “Transgender” Trouble Right Here in District 211
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.13.15
WARNING: In this article about a gender dysphoric boy’s pursuit of unfettered access to the girls’ locker room in an Illinois high school, I will be using the male pronoun because pronouns correspond to and denote objective biological sex. Politically-correct readers may want to stop reading now.
Intellectual Cowardice of Chicago Tribune Columnist
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.09.15
Rex Huppke demonstrated his usual glib condescension yesterday in his ridicule of a Tennessee county commissioner's odd proposed resolution. What is striking in Huppke's relentless efforts to mock anyone who believes marriage has an ontology central to which is sexual differentiation is that he studiously avoids engagement with the ideas expressed by the foremost scholars defending the historical understanding of the nature of marriage. Such avoidance smacks of intellectual dishonesty and cowardice.
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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