Articles by Laurie Higgins
Porn Star Rightly Kicked Out of Conservative Political Event
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.23.21
Many self-identifying Republicans have no understanding of the term “conservatism.” Case in point, the recent kerfuffle that ensued when conservative leaders of the Turning Point USA organization rightfully revoked an invitation to porn star “Brandi Love” to attend the Student Action Summit as a VIP. Love was asked to leave the event intended for high school and college students after attendees found out what she does for a living. To be clear, Love, who self-identifies as “conservative,” is not a former porn star. She is a current porn star who heartily affirms pornography.
The Toxic Spread of Oppression-Obsessed Ideologies in Education
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.21.21
During the decades-long slumber of conservatives, the woke have been continually hatching plans to abolish America piece by piece, replacing it with woke AmeriKa. Leftist control of culture is now virtually absolute, especially over education. Leftists control university departments of...
Words for Those Lost in Sexual Darkness
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.15.21
I write often about homosexuality and “trans”-cultism because there are no more serious threats to fundamental speech rights and religious liberty than the efforts to use public education, the law, Big Business, Big Tech, the mainstream news media, and the arts to normalize homosexuality and gender confusion.
Homosexuals AGAIN Admit Their Goal Is to Convert Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.12.21
Last week, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) released a video on YouTube that has garnered widespread and justifiable condemnation for their admission that “LGBT” activists seek to convert your children. It begins with a smugly delivered introduction by Troy Iwata who says...
The Slippery Slope Leftists Claim Doesn’t Exist
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.07.21
Writer Lauren Rowello’s peculiar perspective on attending a “pride” parade with her husband and young children five years ago was published in the Washington Post on June 29, 2021 and provides yet more evidence of the existence of the slippery...
Wildly Woke Wheaton College Professor Nathan Cartagena
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.02.21
Here’s an excerpt from a July 7, 2020, blog post titled “The White Man Leading the White Man’s Party—and the White Church” written by Nathan Cartagena, associate professor of philosophy at evangelical flagship Wheaton College: From his birtherism...
Self-Worship and the Slaughter of the Unborn
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.30.21
In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks revealed her over-inflated sense of the importance of Fleetwood Mac in her rationalization of the decision to end the life of her unborn child: If I had not...
School Boards Feeling Some Righteous Wrath
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.25.21
Stop reading for a moment. Get some popcorn and then sit back and enjoy two rousing videos of heroes pointing their sharpened spear tips right at the rhythmically contracting cardiac tissue of two government re-education camps (so much better to spear the pulsating cardiac organ of leftist schools than that of humans in their mothers’ wombs).
Leftists Freak Out About Efforts to Give Critical Race Theory the Heave Ho
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.21.21
Three recent articles, one on NBC on June 15, one in Vanity Fair on June 16, and one on CNN on June 18, futilely attempt to recast conservative objections to the use of public schools to promote Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a “freakout,” “national panic,” “moral panic,” and “hysteria.” When leftists lack sound arguments, they resort to demagoguery. Any means to the ends of preventing conservatives from being as vocal as leftists in shaping culture are, in the narrow minds of leftists, justified.
School Boards Feel the Heat of Parental Opposition to Critical Race Theory
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.16.21
The poisonous effects of the promulgation of Critical Race Theory (CRT)in both leftist-controlled public schools and private schools—including even Christian private schools—are seen daily. We see the effects in graduation ceremonies ruined, employees fired, and scores of BLM/Antifa “insurrections” that resulted in the destruction of government property and injuries to police officers.
Valedictorian’s Shameful Plea for Child Sacrifice
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.08.21
Paxton Smith, a card-carrying member of the Cult of Self, just revealed her narcissistic bona fides in her valedictory diatribe advocating for human slaughter at Lake Highlands High School in Richardson, Texas. She dumped her pre-approved speech and replaced it...
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Must Go
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.07.21
Republican National Committee's Ronna McDaniel took to Twitter on June 2, 2021 to celebrate “pride” month even though the GOP Platform upholds traditional family and marriage. To have the head of the Republican Party celebrate the egregious sins of homosexuality and cross-sex impersonation should shock and outrage Republicans.
Springfield Dems’ Twofer: Lick “LGBT” Boots & Hurt Economy
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.04.21
The Illinois General Assembly just passed SB1730, which will require that “public corporations … report the self-identified sexual orientation and self-identified gender identity of its directors.”
Springfield Democrats Redefine “Infertility” in Law to Appease “LGB” Activists
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.03.21
Last Friday, I wrote about the pernicious bill passed by creepy Illinois Democrats that will require 5-11-year-olds to be taught positively about homosexuality, hormone-blockers for cross-sex impersonating children, masturbation, and “gender expansiveness” in public schools. Something tells me Illinois elementary...
Tampons for Boys: IL Dems Pay Tribute to the “Trans” Community on Memorial Day
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.02.21
While patriots around the country spent the weekend paying tribute to soldiers who died to preserve our God-given liberties, Illinois Democrats took advantage of the holiday to ruin Illinois further by paying tribute to “trans”-cultists. Democrat lawmakers hoped Illinoisans would be too busy honoring our servicemen and women to notice the repugnant legislation they were passing.
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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