Articles by Laurie Higgins
U.S. Senator Rand Paul Confronts Biden’s Cross-Dressing Pick for Assistant Health Secretary
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.26.21
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) put to shame every Congressman and Congresswoman who refuses to state publicly and definitively that no medical professional should support cross-sex hormone-doping for minors or the elective removal of healthy parts of their sexual anatomy as “treatments” for disordered feelings about their maleness or femaleness.
Illinois Lawmaker’s New Bill Seeks to Eradicate Single-Sex Multiple-Occupancy Public Bathrooms
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.23.21
What will it take for decent, sane Illinoisans to organize and protest the loathsome laws coming out of the un-mucked out stable in Springfield? Maybe this bill will do it. On Feb. 19, 2021, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) proposed...
The Equality Act Will Lay Waste to This Already Divided House
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.22.21
As I have long argued, the greatest threat posed to our First Amendment assembly, speech, and religious free exercise protections comes from the homosexual community and the “trans” cult. Already state laws and judicial decisions have been eroding those protections,...
Despite Nationwide Condemnation, Illinois Passes Leftist Teacher-Training Mandate
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.18.21
How far gone is Illinois? And by “gone,” I mean arrogantly and divisively leftist. Well, despite statewide and even nationwide condemnation of the proposed “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards,”  the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) failed to stop...
Unbelievably, Woke Springfield STILL Isn’t Done Indoctrinating Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.16.21
State Representative Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) has filed a jaw-dropping bill , HB 80, that doesn’t propose merely “standards” or “guidelines” or even a type of curricula. Oh no, Flowers is going for the whole enchilada. If passed, her bill would mandate the teaching of specific books on race and feminism: 20 non-fiction books and 9 fiction. Every book is written by a leftist. There is not one book in Flowers’ list by either a person of color or a colorless person who criticizes or dissents from leftist assumptions on race or feminism.
Illinois’ Woke School Mandate Garners National Condemnation
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.15.21
Our notorious Illinois lawmakers must really want to hasten the exit from Illinois public schools and the state. A woke committee created by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) concocted a partisan amendment to the ISBE teacher standards. The amendment is called “Culturally Responsive Teaching. The wokesters are trying to strengthen their iron grip on the hearts and minds of Illinois children by requiring government schools to disseminate leftist beliefs about identity politics—beliefs that derive from Critical Race Theory/Critical Theory and which inform BLM and the 1619 Project.
Another K-12 School Indoctrination Bill Coming Through the Illinois Sewage Pipeline
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.11.21
Illinois Democrats are hell-bent on passing a new law—the REACH Act —that will require every school-age child in Illinois government schools to be introduced to homosexuality and cross-sex impersonation through mandatory “comprehensive sex ed.” To be clear, that’s every child from kindergarten on up and in every school year. That’s in addition to the all the other pro-“LGBTQ” stuff in which leftists are drowning children...
Recent Events Offer a Glimpse into Leftist Dreams for America
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.09.21
The most recent was Sunday’s Super Bowl during which a vulgar man/boy who calls himself the Weekend performed his song “Earn It” which is a paean to sadomasochism written for the softcore porn movie Fifty Shades of Grey which was based on the softcore porn bodice ripper Fifty Shades of Grey. In the name of “equity,” leftists want to get women as addicted to porn as men are.
What Is Becoming of America?
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.01.21
All those Anti-Trump Christians who either did not vote for the oft-unpleasant Trump or, worse, voted for Befuddled Biden and his puppeteers now bear some culpability for ceding more control to those whose lust for power far exceeds their compassion for the weak or love of freedom. After leftists’ Russian-collusion disinformation ruse failed, they floundered about until the Chinese Communists came to their rescue. An ocean of blood has been and will be spilled at the hands of leftists, and all who played a part in facilitating their acquisition of more power bear a measure of guilt.
Were the Capitol Rioters Christ-Followers?
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.29.21
Elana Schor wrote an unhelpful article titled “Christianity on Display at the Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate” for the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday. It’s a rambling piece of slumgullion ostensibly on “Christian Nationalism” that throws together equally unhelpful quotes from Christian leaders without once defining Christian Nationalism; or making distinctions between patriotism and “Christian Nationalism”; or between those who merely use Christian rhetoric and true Christ-followers; or between the rioters and the thousands of Americans—including many Christians—who were at the protest but had nothing to do with the riots.
David French Says Christian Trump Voters Owe America An Apology
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.25.21
Some IFI readers may remember attorney and evangelical Christian, David French, former writer for National Review whom many conservatives formerly admired. Not so much anymore. He spent much of the last four years trying to ensure that Donald Trump did not win a second term. Apparently, French plans to spend 2021 defending his own honor and urging Christians to repent of their sin of voting for a corrupt man—no, you silly people, not the corrupt Biden. In French’s view, voting for the morally corrupt, cognitively impaired, Chinese Communist colluder Joe Biden is a justifiable act for Christians.
Was Biden’s Inaugural Address the Best Ever?
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.22.21
With a thrill running up his leg, Chris exclaimed that Biden’s inaugural address was the bestest of the bestest inaugural speech he’s ever heard! No, not THAT Chris—not Chris Matthews. Chris Wallace said it was the best. He was wrong. It wasn’t the best inaugural speech ever. It was the BEST SPEECH period. I’m tearing up just thinking about how best it was.
The Shape of Things to Come in the Biden/Never-Trumper Dystopia
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.20.21
Good job, David French, Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today, Lincoln Project, and other assorted Never-Trumpers. The senile, morally corrupt President-Elect of the once great United States of America just nominated a delusional man with a cross-dressing fetish to be the assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Now decent people won’t be able to teach their young children about our president's cabinet. With Dr. Richard "Rachel" Devine's appointment will come Big Brother's prohibition of “misgendering” Devine. In other words, Big Brother and his minions will command all Americans to mis-sex the burly Dr. Devine. Not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
Leftists Exploit Violence to Cancel Conservatives
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.18.21
This is how it's going down, my friends—the eradication of speech rights for conservatives, that is. The stage was set years ago when "hate speech" laws were passed.

The Left argues that any rhetoric that is or may be in any distant way at any time related to acts of violence should be banned. So, if I say that volitional homosexual acts and relationships are abhorrent to God as Scripture teaches, and a lone, crazed, alienated, Godless sociopath or a few hundred alienated fatherless, Godless anarchists—people who may or may not have read my words—commit acts of violence against homosexuals—my words should be banned....
Project Veritas’ Exposé of PBS Attorney’s Dark Heart
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.14.21
Those who have worked closely with leftists or who have been exposed to their beliefs in other ways know what evil lurks in the hearts of many of them. Yet, it’s still shocking to hear them express their views aloud....
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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