Articles by Laurie Higgins
Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms in Illinois Public Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.19.19
A sure sign that leftist lawmakers in Springfield are obsessively driven by the desire to use government money and power to advance an absurd, science-denying ideology is House Bill 922  sponsored by State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) that, if...
U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Religious Test for Judicial Nominee
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.05.19
The intellectually incoherent U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sought to apply an unconstitutional religious test for office today when interrogating nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Neomi Rao. Perhaps hoping everyone listening were idiots, he first attempted an indirect tactic by asking her this irrelevant question, the answer to which is none of his business: “Are gay relationships in your opinion immoral?”
A True Tale of the Facebook Overlords
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.04.19
In a pre-dawn raid on January 27, with virtual guns a'blazing, countless faceless Facebook  Overlords scooped me up and threw me in the slammer. The indictment charged me with "violation of community standards"—very peculiar standards, as I came to learn. More on that later. The Overlords’ sentence: 3 days in the hole, and the threat of exile to a secret penal colony in Australia.
Virginia Lawmaker Wants to Make Child Sacrifice Easier
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.31.19
Nothing screams “nasty woman” quite like Virginia lawmaker Kathy Tran’s cold-blooded bill that would legalize de facto infanticide. When asked if her bill would allow the slaughter of a full-term baby during labor, she was forced to publicly admit that it would.
Big Brother in League with the “Trans” Cult
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.29.19
To be filed in the bulging “ARE YOU KIDDING?!” news folder is a story from the increasingly oppressive United Kingdom. British police recently investigated dock worker and father of four Harry Miller for an alleged “hate incident” for reposting a...
29 States and D.C. Permit Abortions of Healthy, Full-Term Babies
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.28.19
Why, I kept asking myself last week, are so many Americans so livid about Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) signing into law a bill passed jubilantly by the state legislature that makes it possible for women to abort full-term babies. Sure, the bill is morally repugnant and the jubilant applause by the legislature was grotesque, but 23 other states—including Illinois—allow full-term babies to be killed and for the same reasons. And 7 other states allow full-term babies to be killed for any or no reason.
Colorado Teacher Bullies Covington Student
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.25.19
Michelle Grissom, a social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Douglas County, Colorado, has been put on leave following her horrendous tweets about a Covington Catholic High School student. In her vindictive and indefensible quest to harm a...
Illinois Governor Pritzker All In for Taxpayer-Funding of Abortion and Planned Parenthood
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.24.19
Illinois’ newly installed governor, billionaire J.B. Pritzker, looked at the mess that decades of “progressive” rule has made of Illinois and had an epiphany: OMG, the problem here in Illinois is that it’s not progressive enough! That set him on...
Composting Humans
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.22.19
What do you get when you cross a “non-religious” person with an eco-freak? You get a devotee of human composting. And by that, I don’t mean humans who compost. I mean humans who are turned into compost—after death, of course. Lesbian Katrina Spade has been promoting the eco-friendly composting of human remains since 2014 when she founded the Urban Death Project, since renamed Recomposed. Get it? Composting humans is recast as re-composing them, kind of like re-purposing them. What the new name loses in forthrightness, it gains in marketability.
Christian Teachers and Parents: What Will You Do?
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.09.19
This past weekend, I contacted a committed Christian friend who is a public middle school administrator in another state to ask if his school mandates that staff, faculty, and administrators use incorrect pronouns when referring to “trans”-identifying students. He responded...
The Grotesque Indecency and Arrogance of the “Trans” Cult
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.02.19
America has become a cesspool of fetid water in which we’re all boiling alive like those proverbial frogs we’ve heard so much about. How else to account for the silence of most Christian leaders, including those who pontificate on social injustice while saying and doing virtually nothing as children are being chemically sterilized and surgically mutilated? How else to account for the absence of protests at the pestilent drag queen story hours for toddlers that pollute public libraries across the country? How else to account for an 11-year-old boy cavorting in drag on stage at “BROOKLYN’S PREMIER QUEER BAR” to the leers and cheers of adult homosexual men who threw dollar bills at him? And how else to account for the parents of this exploited child being allowed to retain custody of him? Desmond Napoles ...
Which “Trans” Reality Matters? Biological or Phantasmical
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.27.18
Those who claim to be “trans,” say that being “trans” is their “reality” and that everyone should respect that. “Trans”-cultists fail to clarify, however, what kind of phenomenon they are referring to when they talk about their “reality.” As with...
“Trans” Madness: De-Sexing the World
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.20.18
The “trans” rebellion against science, nature, and morality is well underway, trampling under its jackbooted stilettos athletic achievement; academic inquiry; physical privacy and safety; speech rights; religious rights; association rights; children’s needs and rights; parental rights; and the bodies of...
Evangelical Leaders’ Devilish Deal
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.14.18
In stunning semi-secretive decisions motivated by fear of religious persecution, the boards of two major evangelical organizations, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), have voted to pass motions that represent an...
Virginia Teacher Fired for Upholding Pronoun Truth
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.08.18
Thursday night, the school board of West Point High School in West Point, Virginia voted 5-0 to fire French teacher Peter Vlaming for his refusal to use incorrect pronouns when referring to a freshman girl who pretends to be a boy. Vlaming, a Christian, had agreed to use her newly adopted name and to avoid using pronouns as much as he could.
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 nine grandchildren.

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