Articles by Laurie Higgins
Rittenhouse and Justice in a Leftwing Dystopia
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.30.21
A gang of college students at Arizona State University (ASU) committed to “social justice” as redefined by leftists are trying to get Kyle Rittenhouse kicked out of ASU’s online nursing school, calling him a “bloodthirsty murderer” who makes the campus...
Downers Grove High Schools, Obscene Books, Biased Journalism
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.26.21
Chicago Sun-Times education reporter Nader Issa offers a classic example of biased opinion writing masquerading as objective reporting in his “news” narratives about a recent controversy in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove over an obscene “graphic memoir.” The memoir,...
Anti-Science Public High School Discriminates Based on Religion
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.18.21
Exeter High School in New Hampshire is being sued by a Catholic student (identified in the lawsuit as M.P.) who was suspended from playing in a football game because in a private conversation, off school grounds, initiated by a “progressive”...
Wheaton, Illinois School District’s Wokest Board Member
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.16.21
At the most recent School District 200 Board Meeting in Wheaton, Illinois, new school board member and cunning rhetorician, Mary Yeboah, Director of Graduate Student Life at Wheaton College, posed six questions to the board,  beginning with a prefatory statement...
Fatuous Floor Debate on Parental Notice of Abortion Act
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.12.21
The euphemistically titled “Youth Health and Safety Act” (HB 370) has passed both the Illinois House and Senate. Leftists who believe it takes a village to strip parents of their natural rights and strip preborn humans of their right to live are close to fulfilling their promise to make Illinois America’s bloodiest killing field.  HB 370 will repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act passed in 1995 that requires parents of minor pregnant girls to be notified at least 48 hours before girls can have their babies killed.
The GOP’s Shameful “Pride Coalition”
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.09.21
The Republican National Committee announced its first ever “RNC Pride Coalition” over the weekend, partnering with the Log Cabin Republicans elected ideological kinds of Republicans—the kind that reject orthodox Judeo-Christian morality regarding sexuality. This despite the fact that this partnership violates the GOP Platform, which has long opposed LGBTQ activism.
Recent Election Proves Social Issues Are Not the Third Rail
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.05.21
If we learned anything from the recent midterm elections—and we should have learned a lot—it should be that the “social issues” are not the third rail of politics. The claim that it is the third rail is a manipulative and self-fulfilling lie told ad nauseum by RINOs who are so foolish they don’t understand that the social issues are essential for the health of any society.
Rod Dreher Warns Live Not by Lies
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.26.21
In his important new book Live Not by Lies, Rod Dreher explores the reasons so few Americans are willing to resist the pervasive and growing “soft totalitarianism” for which the left is responsible. Citing political philosopher and Holocaust survivor Hannah...
Oberlin College Student Exposes Transinsanity
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.21.21
“Peter” Fray-Witzer, a privileged white female student at uber-woke Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio claims to have been recently triggered big time by the presence of workmen in her dorm room who came to install a spanking new radiator so...
Girl Sexually Assaulted in Girls’ H.S. Bathroom
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.14.21
Leftists used their favorite tactics for silencing those who won’t kowtow to their perverse, deceitful, and destructive sexuality ideology. When conservatives warned that allowing males in female private spaces puts girls and women at risk, leftists called them ugly names...
Cowardice and the Neutering of America
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.12.21
The great evil in America for over two centuries was slavery and its ugly aftermath. Too many Christians for too long stood passive as Satan attacked the humanity of African Americans. Too few had the courage to do what Wheaton...
The Smearing of Doug Wilson
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.07.21
I was hoping not to wade into the gutter with the critics of Douglas Wilson, who in IFI’s view is one of the most important truth-tellers on the corrupt American scene. But the calumny hurled at Wilson is so manifestly...
Taxpayer-Funded Libraries Defend Obscenity, Child Corruption and Censorship
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.04.21
How many times have conservatives heard “progressives” claim that the controversial, obscene material they want taught to children is “age-appropriate”?

Government school teachers who are paid by the public want absolute autonomy and absolute anonymity, and that is why we now have adults introducing obscene material to other people’s children.
Losing Our Religion
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.29.21
The Left seeks to control our language in order to control culture by making it impossible to express ideas they detest. They seek both to ban words and to determine how terms are used. That is why pronouns no longer correspond to biological sex but to subjective feelings about one’s biological sex. In order to both enhance their victim status and to erase from the public square any expressions of moral disapproval, they are working feverishly to control the language.
Benet Academy Losing Christian Identity
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.23.21
Benet Academy, a prestigious and expensive private high school that identifies as Catholic, has just capitulated to the cacophonous voices of apostates and heretics in its midst. The drama began several days ago when the school located in the affluent...
Laurie Higgins
Cultural Affairs Writer
Laurie Higgins

Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer 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-four years, and they have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

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