Articles by Laurie Higgins
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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PARCC-Testing Company Caught Spying on Test-Takers
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.14.15
Confession # 1: I am not now nor have I ever been a member of a conspiracy group. That said,...
More Disturbing Info on Planet Fitness Crossdresser
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.10.15
Imagine your wife or girlfriend, or 16-year-old daughter, granddaughter, niece, or sister is changing into her gym clothes in a Planet Fitness women's locker room and in walks "Carlotta" Sklodowska, the man at the swirling center of the controversy.
Planet Fitness Welcomes Men in Women’s Locker Room, Kicks Out Objector
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.09.15
On Saturday, Feb. 28 Yvette Cormier entered her Midland, Michigan Planet Fitness gym to work out. To her surprise, she found a man in the locker room. She reported the incident to the front desk and was told that the man “identifies” as a woman and that Planet Fitness gyms—including their locker rooms—are “no judgment zones.”
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Ad Council Campaign to Eradicate Distinctions Between Types of Love
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.06.15
A viral video titled “Diversity & Inclusion–Love Has No Labels” provides clear evidence to disprove theories of social evolution. The public (dis)service video is an emotionally compelling, intellectually specious, and morally destructive piece of propaganda from the Ad Council:
Hypocrisy of President and Progressive Pundits
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.04.15
Constitutional revisionists within our mainstream press claim that First Amendment religious protections extend only to churches and homes. So, why is...
Barronelle Stutzman and the Anti-Wedding
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.28.15
Much metaphorical ink has been spilt over the un-American assault on the religious liberty of elderly Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, who...
Governor Scott Walker and Discerning Obama’s Faith
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.26.15
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is in hot water with omniscient Chicago Tribune pundit Rex Huppke for claiming ignorance about President...
Homosexuals Admit “Sexual Orientation” Can and Does Change
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.24.15
Homosexual activists, intent on using every cultural institution—including public schools, the courts, and legislatures—to advance their non-factual beliefs, have been...
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SPLC’s Slur Against and Apology-ish to Dr. Ben Carson
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.12.15
In October 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) put Dr. Benjamin Carson on its “Extremist Watch List.” Why? Because Dr. Carson...
Could Lives Be Harmed by Ambiguous, Political “Conversion Therapy” Bans?
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.11.15
Lesbian activist State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) is trying to rush out of committee her ill-conceived, poorly written mess of...
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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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