Articles by Laurie Higgins
Faith Leaders Confuse Christians
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.19.18
Before the sexual revolution took root in America’s cultural institutions, there existed pervasive agreement—both explicit and tacit—about sexuality, marriage, children’s rights, and religious liberty. Sexual immorality of all forms existed but was appropriately stigmatized... Now such forms of immorality are not merely out of the closet, in city and suburban centers, and in broad daylight but in our schools and even houses of worship.
Life-Terminators
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.13.18
Abortion is much in the news lately as Judge Brett Kavanaugh—who many abortion-cheerleaders fear will overturn Roe v. Wade—stands poised to become the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Their protestations to the contrary, abortion supporters—who call themselves euphemistically...
Leftists Redefine Bullying
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.10.18
Leftists, controlled by “LGBTQ” activists and in thrall to their dogma, have redefined yet another term: bullying. They seek to impose their redefinition on all of society in their relentless quest to socially condition everyone into affirmation of their sexuality...
Dianne Feinstein’s Big Fat Abortion Lie
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.05.18
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claimed that approximately 1.2 million women died from illegal abortions in the 20 years preceding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. That is not what the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports.
Pole-Dancing for Preschoolers
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.04.18
A private preschool in Shenzhen, China just made international news for hiring a pole-dancer to sexualize welcome its 3-6-year-old students on the first day of school. With a bare midriff, black leather hot pants, and platform shoes, a young woman is seen bumping and grinding around a pole up on a stage, swinging her long ponytail in the kind of performance one would expect to see only in strip clubs and Hollywood movies. Posters advertising a pole-dancing school adorned the walls of the courtyard where the undulating performance took place.
Brown University Caves to Cross-Dressers and Their Collaborators
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.30.18
On August 20, 2018, in an article on foolish public school administrators and board members who are permitting co-ed restrooms, I referred to a recently published study by Dr. Lisa Littman, physician and associate professor of the practice of behavioral...
Homosexuality in the Catholic Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.27.18
~UPDATED on 8/28/2018 at 10:00 a.m.~ Warning: not for younger readers As the Catholic Church is rocked by yet another sex scandal involving priests who abuse children and teens, the bizarre claim that these scandals have nothing to do with...
The ALA Plunges Deeper into the Drag Cesspool
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.21.18
The American Library Association (ALA) has revealed that it has not yet reached the nadir of ethical corruption. Through its Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division, the Intellectual Freedom Committee, which promotes “continuing education programs” for children, just...
Co-Ed Restrooms in Government Schools Led by Fools
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.20.18
As the school year begins, public elementary, middle, and high schools across the country are being asked by parents of “trans”-identifying children to sexually integrate restrooms and locker rooms. These parents are making the presumptuous request for all children to...
Male Attorney Who Pretends to Be a Woman Goes After Jack Phillips
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.15.18
What the heck is wrong with Denver attorney “Autumn” Charlie Scardina? Oh yeah, he’s delusional. He thinks he is or wants to be a woman. And he definitely masquerades as one. That’s not an excuse for his reprehensible act of...
Will “Progressives” Affirm Identity of Christ-Followers?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.12.18
We at IFI identify as theologically orthodox, Bible-believing Christians. Our faith is central to our identity. We did not choose this identity. We were chosen. We must act in accordance with our faith in order to be our authentic selves. ...
Facebook Censoring? Say it Ain’t So!
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.10.18
Among the reasonable and fairly well-defined criteria Twitter uses to censor content is this more ambiguous criterion: content “that incites fear about a protected group” or that “degrades someone.” Does Twitter think it’s degrading to say “homosexual acts degrade persons”?...
Trouble in the Evangelical Covenant Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.08.18
This is a story that illuminates the critical importance of sound church leadership informed by unequivocal, courageous commitment to biblical truth. No Protestant denomination will be spared attacks on theological orthodoxy by apostates and heretics who view Scripture as a...
Is ANYONE Affected by “Trans” Deviance?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.06.18
We often hear the question, “How does _____ (fill in the blank with some sexually deviant activity) affect you?” Such a question reveals an all-too-common degree of ignorance about how ideas affect culture. Such a question ignores how much time...
Lawsuit Against State of Illinois’ Unconstitutional Ban on Counseling for Minors
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.30.18
IFI is asking for help from supporters in moving forward an important lawsuit against the state of Illinois. In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in California (NIFLA v. Becerra) and with...
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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