Articles by Laurie Higgins
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.
Porn Fan & “Shame” Foe: Another Wolf in the Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.06.18
Publicity-hound in sheep’s clothing, Nadia Bolz-Weber, former pastor of a fake church in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) denomination, is in the news again. Last August, Bolz-Weber made the news by proclaiming that “consumption of pornography” shouldn’t be shamed. In her view, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with watching “ethically sourced” porn as long as people consume it in moderation.
Baloney Served Up by Pretend-Woman to Coerce Mis-Sexing Language
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.04.18
The New York Times has published an opinion piece by another young man who seeks to pass as a woman. In his essay, Manhattan, Illinois native Parker Marie Molloy tries futilely to mask the incoherence of his argument, which is...
Social Justice Warriors and Their Anti-Life Work
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.01.18
Do you want to know what motivates and animates our “Social Justice Warriors”? Well, I know you know it’s not really justice—one of the buzzwords often blathered by our warriors—because justice depends on absolute standards by which to determine the...
Andrea Chu, Boy Erased: Self-Negation and Self-Harm Define the “Trans” Ideology
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.29.18
A painfully honest and disturbing editorial by New York University PhD candidate Andrea Long Chu, a young man who longs to be a woman, recently appeared in the New York Times. Chu’s central thesis is that gender-dysphoric persons are entitled to surgery and that surgeons have an obligation to provide it regardless of their beliefs about what constitutes harm. In Chu’s skewed and revolutionary view...
Christians in America, Take Up Your Crosses!
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.28.18
I recently posted this on my personal Facebook page: How many conservatives say or do anything about their public schools teaching positively about homosexuality or the "trans" ideology in English classes, health classes, or in purported "anti-bullying" activities? How many say or do anything when their local schools allow "trans" identifying students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of opposite-sex students?
Male Teacher Disciplined for Refusal to Supervise Girl in Boys’ Locker Room
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.16.18
Chasco Middle School in Port Richey, Florida did what many presumptuous and foolish k-12 schools around the country are doing: The administration unilaterally decided to sexually integrate the boys’ locker room with no notification to either the boys or their...
LGBT Indoctrination Leads to Ignorance and Tyranny
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.14.18
Perhaps you missed the disturbing news story about University of California Berkeley student Isabella Chow who was the only member of the 18-member student senate to abstain from voting in favor of a bill condemning President Donald Trump for the...
Dutch Man, 69, Starts Court Battle to “Identify” Legally as 49
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.08.18
Some years ago I asked why, in light of the premises of the “trans” superstition, a 50-year-old man with Age Identity Disorder (AID) who identifies as a 17-year-old, has had “medically necessary” face and knee lifts and chemical peels, takes...
Middle School Invites Homosexual Drag Queen to Career Day
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.01.18
We’re foolish if we ignore what’s going on in schools in other states, because cancerous ideas metastasize especially among change-agents (aka ideological lemmings) who use their taxpayer-funded positions to indoctrinate children. And boy oh boy did change-agents in Rocky Top...
Trump Administration Stands for Biological Reality and Sexual Sanity
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.23.18
The New York Times reached a new low in silliness, ignorance, and alarmism—or would that be new high—with this headline on Sunday: “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration.” What this silly, ignorant, alarmist headline is referring...
Stuff You Should Know About “Trans”-Cultism
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.18.18
Despite a lack of evidence proving the safety and efficacy of chemical and surgical interventions and social “transitioning” for those who experience gender dysphoria, “progressives” plow forward mutilating the healthy bodies and manipulating the psychology of children who feel they...
Batavia Middle School’s Presumptuous and Ill-Informed Leadership
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.09.18
Another invasion of children’s privacy and another attack on parents who object to their children’s privacy being invaded has taken place, this time at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois. Without any notification to parents whose children’s privacy in restrooms...
55 Members of American Academy of Pediatrics Devise Destructive “Trans” Policy
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.01.18
The recently released policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in support of chemical and surgical interventions for children and teens who experience gender dysphoria, or who falsely believe they are the sex they are not, or who...
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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